Poem No. 77: “Home Office” by Edgar Guest

Gedichte, poems

Home is the place where the laughter should ring,
And man should be found at his best.
Let the cares of the day be as great as they may,
The night has been fashioned for rest.
So leave at the door when the toiling is o’er
All the burdens of worktime behind,
And just be a dad to your girl or your lad–
A dad of the rollicking kind.

The office is made for the tasks you must face;
It is built for the work you must do;
You may sit there and sigh as your cares pile up high,
And no one may criticize you;
You may worry and fret as you think of your debt,
You may grumble when plans go astray,
But when it comes night, and you shut your desk tight,
Don’t carry the burdens away.

Keep daytime for toil and the nighttime for play,
Work as hard as you choose in the town,
But when the day ends, and the darkness descends,
Just forget that you’re wearing a frown–
Go home with a smile! Oh, you’ll find it worth while;
Go home light of heart and of mind;
Go home and be glad that you’re loved as a dad,
A dad of the fun-loving kind.

Poem No. 76: “Equipment” by Edgar Guest (born 1881)

Gedichte, poems

Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say “I can.”

Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you’ve all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win,
So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: “I can.”

Haiku No. 34: After-Work Hours (Feierabend)

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Feierabend

Mein Geduldsfaden gerissen,
Nur eine Aufforderung zum Spiel
Für Dich & Mich.

After-Work Hours

Being at the end of my tether (in German language: My “yarn of patience” is torn)
Just a call for playing
For You & Me.

(in German language: My “yarn of patience” is torn)
Just a call for playing
For You & Me.

Insight No. 37: Worldwide Protests (part 2) – Touching Photos of Resistance, Courage and Solidarity – “Weltweite Proteste”

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Iran – protest against domestic violence claiming justice for women.

 

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Paris / France – Contra corruption.

 

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United States – protest against water pollution due to fracking.

 

Russian homophobic laws demo

Gay Parade in UK with Russian guests.

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London – Brexit referendum demonstration

 

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Tunesia (?) – Protests at the Occasion of the Arab Spring

 

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Germany – 108 km human chain to demand disarmament

 

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Climate Change Protest of an ice bear in the States

 

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Dublin / Ireland – Demonstration to support referendum about the introduction of abortion rights for women in Ireland.

 

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Algeria (?) / North Africa

 

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Germany – fight against abuse of contract of work labor resulting in temporary employments while employee protection regulations are systematically undermined. (IGM = union of metal processing employees).

 

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Germany – students protests due to a severe shortage of affordable housing.

 

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Myanmar Buddhist Monk Protests protected by civilians who built a double human chain.

 

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Pro HealthCare Demonstration in the States.

 

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Japan animal protection demonstration.

 

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United States – campaign to promote the rights of fathers in the event of a divorce.

 

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Unted States – Labor union strike

 

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch

Zimbawe – demanding education for everybody