PRAYERS & POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
This poem would be nice
tribute to a leader who is leaving the pack.
When Iím weary and lonely and sad,
That sort of grips hold of my crusty old heart
And bids it be merry and glad.
It gets in my soul and it drives out the blues,
And finally thrills me through and through.
It is just a sweet memory that chants a refrain:
"Iím so glad I touched shoulders with you."
Did you know you were brave, did you know you were
Did you know there was someone leaning so hard?
Did you know that I waited and listened and prayed,
And was cheered by your simplest word?
Did you know that I longed for the smile on your face,
For the sound of your voice running true?
Did you know that I grew stronger and better because
I had merely touched shoulders with you?
I am glad that I live, that I battle and strive
For the place I know I must fill;
I am thankful for sorrows, Iíll meet with a grin
What fortunes may send, good or ill,
I may not have wealth, I may not be great,
But I know I shall always be true.
For I have in my life that courage you gave
When once I touched shoulders with you.
Something Good About You!
Louis Shimon, Best Loved Poems of the American People, Doubleday, 1936
Wouldn't this old world be better
If the folks we meet would say,
"I know something good about you"
And then treat us just that way?
Wouldn't it be fine and dandy
If each handclasp warm and true
Carried with it this assurance,
"I know something good about you!"
Wouldn't life be lots more happy
If we praised the good we see,
For there's such a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me.
Wouldn't it be nice to practice
That fine way of thinking, too?
You know something good about me?
I know something good about you!
Mike Bowman sent this to me
The Flag Of The United States!!!
I Am the Flag of the pf
I am the flag of the United
States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's
I stand watch in America's
halls of justice.
I fly majestically over
institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor,
truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over
I am worshipped - I am
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am
I have fought in every
of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley
Gettysburg, Shiloh and
I was there at San Juan
the trenches of France, in
the Argonne Forest,
Anzio, Rome and the beaches
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and
KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam
I was there.
I led my troops, I was
dirty, battle worn and tired,
But my soldiers cheered me
and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn
and trampled on the
streets of countries I have
helped set free.
It does not hurt for I am
I have been soiled upon,
burned, torn and
trampled in the streets of
And when it's done by those
Whom I've served in battle
- it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for
I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of
and stood watch over the
frontiers of space from my
vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet
When I am torn into strips
and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on
When I am flown at
half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the
trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their
fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.
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