Friday, June 17, 2011


Hello all! I found a poem that I really enjoyed and hope you all will also.

It really brings out what we as men are to do, and what you young ladies are to look for in young men.

Here it is!

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!



Stand Firm


Gavin Larum said...

You found it? where? or did you write it?

It's awesome, no matter the origin. :D

Christina LaPenna said...

Very good poem James!

Fiona Sandbrook said...

Am lovin' it!

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