September 9, 2008

Precious Poem

     Okay, I may be the only one who thinks this way, but I really enjoyed this poem and thought that it describes me pretty well.  I found it while reading "Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott, one of my favorite authors.

A little kingdom I posses,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard I find the task
Of governing it well.
For passion tempts and troubles me,
A wayward will misleads,
And selfishness it shadow casts,
On all my words and deeds.

How can I learn to rule myself,
To be the child I should,-
Honest and brave,-nor ever tire
Of trying to be good?
How can I keep a sunny soul
To shine along life's way,
How can I tune my little heart
To sweetly sing all day?

Dear Father, help with thy love
That casteth out my fear,
Teach me to lean on thee, and feel
That thou art ever near;
That no temptation is unseen,
No childish grief to small,
Since thou, with patience infinite,
Doth soothe and comfort all.

I do not ask for any crown,
But that which all can win;
Nor seek to conquer any world,
Except the one within.
Be thou my guide until I find,
Led by a tender hand,
Thy happy kingdom in myself,
And dare to take command.

-Louisa May Alcott

     O.K. there are a couple doctrinal errors, but I still like it.  Sometimes I wonder if Miss Alcott was a Christian?...


  1. Hey Joanna!
    I got your comment on my blog ( I'd be glad to help you find some patterns! Here are the ones that My mom, sister, and I are making for my family...

    I hope that helps you a bit and I CAN'T wait to meet you at the Reformation Day Fair!!!!!


  2. Hey, thanks a lot Jesi! I guess it will be easy to spot each other at the fair if we know exactly what each other are going to wear! Ha! Ha!

  3. LOL! Yeah!! Can't wait to see you ther!!!!!!!!!!