If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
I think it is one of the most lovely pieces of literature I have ever had the pleasure to read. While I cannot analyze the meaning or the rhyme pattern, I am able to break off a little piece of the beauty and hold it close to my heart. Truthfully, I have no idea what I am going to be, career wise. I am lost in that regard. I do know one thing, one special thing, that I was destined to help people. So this poem offers a little encouragement in that I might not end up with a career that offers a myriad of benefits or a large salary, but I will end up saving the world. :)
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to my obsession. My kindle. It is the sole high tech item that I have in my possession. Because, yes, I am one of those people who wander the Earth sans Apple products, touch screen doodads, and whatever a droid may be. Whatever it is it does not sound too amiable.