Saturday, June 18, 2011


Resharing a poem posted by James Fletcher from his blog  .  He also said it well....
"It really brings out what we as men are to do, and what you young ladies are to look for in young men."   Agreed.   
The Thousandth man

One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother.
And its worthwhile seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend
With the whole round world a'gin you.

'Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
Will settle the finder for 'ee
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of them go,
By your looks or your acts or your glory.
But if he finds you and you find him,
The rest of the world don't matter,
For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
With you in any water.

You can use his purse with no more talk
Than he uses yours for his spendings,
And laugh and meet in your daily walk
As though there had been no lendings.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of them call,
For silver and gold in their dealings;
But the Thousandth Man he's worth em all,
Because you can show him your feelings.

His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all mens sight—
With that for you only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can't bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot — and after!



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