Stopping by to say Hi

Stopping by to say Hi

I hate winter and I seem to be particularly not liking this one. I’ve been grumpy, and withdrawn so I apologize for being here more often. I was reminded tonight of my favorite poem and I figured I’d share it with you. It is by Claude McKay and is called “If we must die” Enjoy. 🙂


If we must die—let it not be like hogs

Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,

While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,

Making their mock at our accursed lot.

If we must die—oh, let us nobly die,

So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain;

then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!

Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe;

Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave,

And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!

What though before us lies the open grave?

Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,

Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

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