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Dome Pondering Import - “Be Strong” By: Maltie D. Babcock

Here is a poem that yours truly came across recently that fits the current time of the year. As the calendar begins its descent on the year that is 2010, continuing to evoke that desire, passion, and drive yours truly vowed to before the year began (Dome Pondering Year In Review: 2009) is vital. However, with the year coming to a close, all sorts of fatigue are beginning to set in – mentally, physically, and spiritually. This poem written by Maltie Babcock, an American clergyman from the 19th century, is one that we all can apply to our lives as we finish the 2009 campaign. And most importantly, one that we should, and ought to finish strong!

 Be Strong
By: Maltie D. Babcock
Be strong!
We are not here to ply, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it.
— It’s God’s gift.Be strong!
Say not the days are evil-Who’s to blame?
Or fold your hands, as in defeat-O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely,
— In God’s name.
Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
—Tomorrow comes the song.

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