Sunday, March 22, 2015

Untitled Poem by Douglas Christie

 

From the Friends of Freedom newsletter – Feb/March, 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been two years since Doug Christie passed away, and in memory of him, I would like to share with you his last poem, found after his death. I hope you find some com fort and encouragement in it.

 

 

 

(Untitled)

 

I have no regret for all the

wounds I've suffered,

 

By those who hacked and

hewed and tore at my good

name.

 

I fought for what I thought was

worthy,

 

And I would fight them just the

same again.

 

For soon no more remains of all

my sorrow.

 

For once gone they can inflict no

more of pain,

 

And I will count the world’s

contempt and sneering,

 

Not as a loss of hope, but as a

gain.

 

For those who can not go upon

this journey,

 

But must remain to battle when

I'm gone,

 

I pray that when the struggle is

too weary,

 

I can from be yond the rest less

fury,

 

Stretch forth my arm and help

to make you strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.douglaschristie.com/