A Song of Living By Amelia Josephine Burr

Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings,
to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain,
I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheek like a drowsy child
to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have kissed young Love on the lips,
I have heard his song to the end.
I have struck my hand like a seal
in the loyal hand of a friend.
I have known the peace of heaven,
the comfort of work done well.
I have longed for death in the darkness
and risen alive out of hell.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

I give a share of my soul
to the world where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish
the task I must leave undone.
I know that no flower, no flint
was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window,
through life I have looked on God.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

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Father By Anon


Your life was love and labour
Your love for your family true;
You did your best for all of us.
We will always remember you.

You can only have one father
Patient, kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you,
To father you will return,
For all his loving kindness,
He asks nothing in return.

As we look upon his picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.

Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear father up above;
Tell him how we miss him,
And give him all our love

Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still,
The one who worked so hard for us,
Is resting at God’s will.
Our family chain is broken,
Nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The links shall join again.

What Makes A Dad                                                                             Author: Unknown

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … “DAD!”

You Can Shed Tears By Anon

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and
turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.



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Freedom of expression

The Irish Constitution was enacted in 1937 and for the first time certain fundamental rights were set out in writing. The fundamental rights in the Constitution are generally set out in Articles 40-44 and cover such areas as:
equality of its citizens
the right to personal liberty
family rights
protection of marriage
rights relating to education, and
the guarantee in relation to the private ownership of property
It also covers matters in relation to:
freedom of worship
freedom of conscience
the right to habeas corpus
the entitlement to judicial review
Also guaranteed are:
freedom of speech
the right of assembly, and
the right to non-discrimination

source: http://www.brophysolicitors.ie/brophysolicitors/Main/Human_Rights_Law.htm

There are some limitations on your freedom of expression. For example, the Censorship of Publications Acts and the Censorship of Films Acts allow censorship of publications like books, films and DVDs.

The Irish Constitution http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1922/act/1/enacted/en/print


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Writers Say They Feel Censored By Surveillance

Title: Writers Say They Feel Censored By Surveillance

Author:, The New York Times

Full Text & Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/05/arts/writers-say-they-feel-censored-by-surveillance

The Internet, Online, 5/10/2016

Sample Text:

A survey of writers around the world by the PEN American Center has found that a significant majority said they were deeply concerned with government surveillance, with many reporting that they have avoided, or have considered avoiding, controversial topics in their work or in personal communications as a result.

The findings show that writers consider freedom of expression to be under significant threat around the world in democratic and nondemocratic countries. Some 75 percent of respondents in countries classified as “free,” 84 percent in “partly free” countries, and 80 percent in countries that were “not free” said that they were “very” or “somewhat” worried about government surveillance in their countries…….

read full article online……..


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Inner Peace


When I was 16, I used to admire people with luxuries. Now I admire people with intelligence and inner peace.


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Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art) – cool job in my Alma Mater

Job: Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art), Including Late Antique/Early Byzantine art to c. 700 AD), School of Human Environment, University College Cork, Ireland Deadline: 5pm, 01 November 2016 Contract Type: Permanent Whole-Time Job Type: Academic Salary: €31,821 – €56,967/€62,353 – €76,942 UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Classics […]

via Lectureship in Classics (Roman Art) (Including Late Antique/Early Byzantine art to c. 700 AD), School of Human Environment, University College Cork, Ireland — Medieval Art Research

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Free Online Art Archive – wow

Title: Museum of Modern Art Releases Free Online Archive of Every Exhibit Since 1929

Author: Rudie Obias, Mental Floss

Full Text & Source: http://mentalfloss.com/us/go/86373
The Internet, Online, 27/09/2016

Sample Text:
Since the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) started its collection in 1929, thousands of worthwhile projects have made their way through its doors. Now, over 3500 of those exhibitions from its past and present can be enjoyed online, Open Culture reports.

The free digital exhibition archive spans from the museum’s very first exhibition—a showcase of post-Impressionist artwork—to recent installations, such as Picasso Sculptures and Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954. The collection even includes the MoMA’s cinema series, which highlights important film movements and directors.

“In making these materials freely available, we hope not only to foster and enable scholarship, but also to encourage a wider interest in this important chapter of art history that the Museum represents,” MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry said in a press release………….

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