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Poetry on Horseback Volume I

Juan McCarthy

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146 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. The Lazy Mans Soliloquy speaks to the dangers of indolence. The Monarch and the Jester tells of a dying king who makes no preparation for his next journey. The Monarch believes the Jester to be a fool but who indeed was the biggest fool of allShow Love to Your Friends Now, offers a gentle reminder to live in the precious present. 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 hi This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781436364706

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Title: Poetry on Horseback Volume I

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.

"The Lazy Man's Soliloquy" speaks to the dangers of indolence."The Monarch and the Jester" tells of a dying king who makes no preparation for his next journey. The Monarch believes the Jester to be a fool but who indeed was the biggest fool of all?"Show Love to Your Friends Now", offers a gentle reminder to live in the precious present.

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 hi

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Mother
I love the name of Mother,
Tis music to my ears,
It brings to me blest memories
Of all my early years.
It tells of one who loved me,
With love so deep, sincere;
With loyalty surpassing,
Which never failed me here.
I love the name of Mother,
It brings back happy days,
When in the dear old homestead,
I romped, and sought to tease.
My little feet would stumble,
My tears begin to flow
Then you could see my Mother
Kiss and caress bestow.
I love the name of Mother,
It brings back to my mind,
Her ardent admonitions,
Her counsels always kind.
E'en now I see her praying
For me, and oft I feel
That she now hovers near me,
Each time in prayer I kneel.
I love the name of Mother,
I love it more each day.
Its recollections cheer me
Along my pilgrim way.
I see her kindly features
Each hour before my eyes,
At day dawn when I rise.

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy

The Monarch and the Jester
The king was pleased with his jester wise,
Who oft made him laugh to his great surprise;
Who had forced a smile when his heart was sad;
Who made his regal soul feel glad,
By his measured phrases and his foolish jest,
Till the monarch's humor was at its best.

Delighted the royal master stood,
With his head exalted in joyous mood.
Then calling the jester to his side,
He gave him a staff of gold with pride.
Said he, "When thou meetest a greater fool
Than thou, then hand him this golden rule!"

The years have flown, now to the monarch lay
On a bed of pain one autumn day.
The doctors in council had lost all hope
Of raising their regal patient up.
So they told him frankly what to expect,
Since death will not king or beggar respect.

His kingly countenance then was sad;
Must he leave behind all the wealth he had?
Must he now the sceptre of power lay down?
Must he now abandon his royal crown?
Must he leave authority all behind?
In the great unknown what would he find?

He called his jester to him one day,
To drive all gloom from him away.
His fool approached him in happy mien,
As though he was entering some gladsome scene.
But his sovereign's visage was truly sad,
Not even his joker could make him glad.

"My royal master," the jester said,
"Why dost thou so long stay in thy bed?
Arise now, I pray thee with good grace,
Then smiles will I bring to thy noble face."
But the king turned over with a sigh,
Repeating the news he soon must die.

"I'm starting out on a journey soon,
So quickly I'll leave you, my good buffoon."
"Where art thou going? Oh! Tell me pray,
That I may go with thee all the way.
What preparation dost thou make
Since thou must this lengthy journey take?"

The monarch, with sorrow in his eyes,
Looked up at his jester in surprise.
Said he, "I am going I know not where,
And nought for this journey did I prepare,"
He again turned over with a sigh,
Realizing he very soon would die.

The jester looked down at the dying man,
With pity did he his features scan;
To think that his master was so unwise
All preparations despise,
When he knew he must that long voyage make,
And never the least precaution take.

"Good master, you must a long journey take,
For which you no preparation make?
You know not where you're going land?
My simple mind can't understand.
Why must thou this long, long journey take
And ne'er the least preparation make?"

The royal sovereign said, "Twas true,
But 'twas not too late, what can I do?"
Then the jester opened wide his eyes,
Expressing thus his big surprise;
With sorrow he looked upon the king,
Who to false hopes did vainly cling.

The raising aloft his golden wand,
He placed it in his monarch's hand,
And said, "In complying with thy word,
Which from thy regal lips I heard,
I return to thee this golden rule,
Since to-day I have found the greatest fool."
Poetry on Horseback Volume I9

"You say you must a long journey take,
For which you no preparation make.
Such an action surely is unwise,
Which gives to simple folks surprise.
As fool thou art supreme, Oh king!
I cannot more to this gold staff cling."

And thus he his long, long journey made,
For which he had sought no heavenly aid.
He trusted alone in his kingly power,
Which surely failed in his dying hour.
And so he proved to be a fool,
Who would not learn in wisdom's school.

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy

Wanted: Men of Principles

Men of principle, and, courage,
Are the men we need to-day,
They who will their firm conviction
E'er acknowledge, and obey.
They who stand, when all oppose them;
They who will truth e'er befriend,
Are the men our world is needing,
Rights and virtues to defend.

Men of principle and courage;
Men who'll dare to stand alone;
Men who make great sacrifices
To uphold the views they own.
Men--who conscientious ever--
Waver not from side to side;
Are the jewels of a nation.
Rarely found, but highly prized.

Men of principle and courage,
Who for liberty will stand,
Not alone for toleration;
But for freedom pure and grand.
Who will fi ght life's hottest battles,
Not with sword or carnal power,
But with truth--God's only weapon--
To dispel dard error's hour.

Men of principle and courage,
Who will never compromise
With the foe of their convictions;
Who above themselves will rise.
Self-forgetting in the conflict;
Striving not for worldly gain;
But who try to raise the nation
To a nobler, higher plane.

Men of principle and courage,
Number few within our land;
Yet their presence much is needed,
For them now there's great demand
Shall we now augment their number,
'Though 'gainst odds we'll have to fight,
To uphold the views of conscience,
To stand firmly for the right?

Copyright 2008 Juan McCarthy

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