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Poetry on Horseback Volume II

Juan McCarthy

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162 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.4in.Juan McCarthy (1866-1931) My wife and I have been thinking about publishing my grandfather Juan McCarthys poems for the last 20 years. We did not have a clue as to how to approach this endeavor or how much it would cost. My niece, Jenna McCarthy Coito, a renowned writer and author, advised us on publishing the poems and also helped with the layout and comments for the final drafts. My wifes niece, Lauren Yarnell, meticulously re-typed all the poems from Juans original manual typewriter. She verified the verbage of the Old English which Juan used throughout his work. We decided that no changes should be made to any of the words or the basic formatting. Every poem is authentic. Lauren also was instrumental in preparing the graphics used for the book covers, working with photos that were over 80 years old. My wife, Linda, has been a true inspiration with her research, perseverance and dedication to this project. Together Linda and I read all of the poems and became more and more enthralled with this amazing and dedicated man. When Thou Art Gonedepicts the poets eulogy of an honorable man. The touching final moments as a young man says goodbye to his sweetheart are movingly illustrated in The Sailors Farewell. Grandfather put his life on the line daily while ministering to those in need. He opened a field in the territory of missions, one of the wildest places in the Argentine Republic, where the majority of the inhabitants were Indians and spoke the Guarani language. He ministered by horseback through the jungles. My father often shared his incredible stories about our grandfather, and now we are honored to share them with you, in his own words. Our goal has never been personal gain; we intend to utilize any profit in support of missions around the world. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781436364713

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Title: Poetry on Horseback Volume II

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Juan McCarthy (1866-1931)

My wife and I have been thinking about publishing my grandfather Juan McCarthy's poems for the last 20 years. We did not have a clue as to how to approach this endeavor or how much it would cost.

My niece, Jenna McCarthy Coito, a renowned writer and author, advised us on publishing the poems and also helped with the layout and comments for the final drafts.

My wife's niece, Lauren Yarnell, meticulously re-typed all the poems from Juan's original "manual typewriter." She verified the verbage of the Old English which Juan used throughout his work. We decided that no changes should be made to any of the words or the basic formatting. Every poem is authentic. Lauren also was instrumental in preparing the graphics used for the book covers, working with photos that were over 80 years old.

My wife, Linda, has been a true inspiration with her research, perseverance and dedication to this project. Together Linda and I read all of the poems and became more and more enthralled with this amazing and dedicated man.

"When Thou Art Gone"depicts the poet´s eulogy of an honorable man. The touching final moments as a young man says goodbye to his sweetheart are movingly illustrated in "The Sailor´s Farewell".

Grandfather put his life on the line daily while ministering to those in need. He opened a field in the territory of missions, one of the wildest places in the Argentine Republic, where the majority of the inhabitants were Indians and spoke the Guarani language. He ministered by horseback through the jungles. My father often shared his incredible stories about our grandfather, and now we are honored to share them with you, in his own words.

Our goal has never been personal gain; we intend to utilize any profit in support of missions around the world.

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How Shall We Answer These Questions?

1
Have you missed the joy of service
In your journeying to-day?
Did you miss the chance of helping
Some poor wanderer by the way?
Did you speak the word of comfort
To the soul bowed down, and sad?
Did you cheer the soul afflicted
And with blessings make him glad?
2
Did you speak the verb consoling
To the hearts so sore oppressed?
Did your presence bring them courage
Giving them true peace and rest?
Did you raise up the crest-fallen
You found stumbling by the way?
Did you lead to God the Father
Some poor wanderer going astray?
3
Are you missing the occasion
To give to the weary rest?
Are you faithfully inspiring men
With strength to stand life's test?
Are you resolute, unflinching,
When engaged in bitter strife
Against wrong? With Christ you'll conquer
In the conflicts of this life.

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy
Sow Only the Best Seeds

1
Sow only seeds that are fecund and good,
Sow only seeds that the test long has stood.
Sow only seeds well assorted and tried,
Sow them in soil well prepared, fertilized.
2
Sow seeds of mercy wherever you go;
Sow seeds of love in life's pathway below.
Sow seeds of kindness 'mongst those who are weak,
Sow seeds of concord when men war would seek.
3
Sow in the morning so charming and bright;
Sow while the suns radiant rays shed their light.
Sow now in earnest, the day soon will pass;
Sow! And the harvest your hopes will surpass.
4
Sow goodly seeds to produce godly fear;
Sow with great diligence, God watches near.
Sow seeds to raise high the standard of men;
Sow to bring blessing to each citizen.
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5
Sow Christian hope in this valley of tears;
Sow inspiration 'mong folks bound by fears.
Sow manly courage among those who faint.
Sow heavens virtues to make man a saint.
6
Sow! Ere the darkness of night overtakes;
Sow! Ere do visit the horrid earthquakes.
Sow at this time when tranquility reigns;
Sow balms to ease all humanity's pains.

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy
When Thou Art Gone

1
When from this earth thy soul hath flown away,
And that old body in the grave doth lay;
Can then thy friends with truth at all times say,
Thou wast a man?
2
Though often, perhaps, some folks thought thee uncouth,
As thou hast struggled on to age from youth;
But can they say of thee with honest truth,
Thou wast a man?
3
Let not the love of gold absorb thy mind,
Rather strive hard to aid all human-kind,
That men may say when thou the dead hast joined,
Thou was a man.
4
Never let favors of rich men be sought
If by denying truth they must be bought,
But may thy children be with honor taught,
Thou wast a man.
5
Be e'er straightforward, honest all the time;
Do nought to tarnish thy good name with slime.
Let thy good works proclaim in every climb,
Thou wast a man.
6
When kindly hands thine old corpse shall entomb,
After thy soul leaves this terrestrial gloom;
Can men with truth engrave upon thy tomb,
"He was a man."

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy
Show the Christmas Spirit Always

1
Let us show the Christmas spirit
In our every act through life,
Scattering sympathy, and kindness,
Repudiating what brings strife.
Running ever love's sweet errands
As loyal couriers only can,
Promulgating the Christ-spirit,
And the Brotherhood of man.
2
Oh! Show not the Christmas spirit
Only one day in the year,
When we generously render
Aid to poor folks living near.
Let us recognize that Christmas
Is a time to bless mankind,
By great sacrifices making
For the good of human-kind.
3
Never mind one's race or colour,
Be he yellow, black, or white,
When we have the Christmas spirit
In doing good we'll take delight.
We'll convey the Angelic message
Of Good Will, as was God's plan,
And we'll spread the glorious tidings
Of the Brotherhood of man.

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy
Show Love to Our Friends While Living

1
'Tis better to show your love to-day
To friends who soon may pass away;
Since hundreds whom you knew have died
This year, they've crossed the Great Divide.
2
What is the use of wreaths when death
Has left friends lifeless, without breathe?
They cannot smell those roses red
When lying in earth's narrow bed.
3
Far nobler is God's plan divine,
To let good deeds daily shine.
Acting like sunbeams 'long life's way,
Dispelling darkness every day.
4
Speaking those words that courage give;
Cheering those friends with whom we live;
Showering kindness on them each hour,
Revealing thus love the power.
5
Such are the bouquets that folks need.
Crown them with love just now, I plead.
While they form part of our house-hold,
Ere they in death are senseless, cold.
6
Show them your love is deep, sincere,
Prove they to you are very dear.
Pour on their heads heaven's perfume rare;
Your every gift with them to share.
7
Give them life's best bouquets to-day;
Our supreme love to them display.
Then our beloved will feel and know
We live to love them well below.
8
Then when the reaper death should come
To bear their souls to heaven's home,
They'll realize you loved them well,
As grateful they'll bid their last farewell.
Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy

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