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Even if it was to the level of publishing, who buys poetry these days? So, that makes my poetry worthless


I saw you enjoyed them, but regardless of earth worth, they can inspire like scripture...maybe not mine.

Here is two of mine and two of others. I don't pretend to be at the other's level. But it does inspire me.

My two...

Eternal Day

Look not with grief upon this place

Remove the sadness from thy face.

Lift up your face rejoice this day

The stone has now been rolled away!

Two angels stand to this they bear

The risen Lord he is not there.

He lives! To this the song we sing

Indeed, "Oh death where is thy sting"?

The battle fought, the battle won,

Behold our Lord, behold His Son.

See him walk beside the sea

That we of men may fishers be.

The empty tomb before us stands

Like evermore, now come to man.

For every soul who'll thus obey

The breaking dawn of eternal day.

With fervent voice we must proclaim

The risen Lord in joyous strain.

Our voices one now here us sing,

To our "Savior, Lord and King"

Did not our hearts within us burn

When of his love we first did learn?

That he for us would bleed and die

Oh precious gift for such as I.

From heavens gate, to mortal womb

From open grave, to empty tomb.

Once bound with chain to the earth

Now in death we find new birth.

With God and angels we shall dwell

We'll sing this chorus, "All is well."

Praise his name and honor give

That we with him may someday live.

In wilderness we shall not roam

The guide has come to lead us home.

His blood now spilt to mark the way

The breaking dawn of eternal day.

William E. lee

Copyright 1996

He Hath Called Me Friend

He stands upon the mountians-- Zech 14: 4

He walks upon the sea. --John 6: 19

He entered into prison --1 Peter 3: 18-21

To set the captive free. --1 Peter 4: 6

His name is Wonderful, Counselor, --Isaiah 9: 6

Everlasting Father, The Mighty God. -- 2 Nephi 19: 6

He leads those through the darkness --1 Nephi 8: 23-24

Who hold tight the iron rod. --1 Nephi 8: 19

He is one who builds a ship-- 1 Nephi 17: 8

With hands that have no skill, --Gen 6: 14

For nothing is impossible --Matt 19: 26

To those who seek his will. --1 Nephi 3: 7

He exalts the righteous King --Mosiah 2: 14

Who labors with his hands.

He burns the king as stubble --Mosiah 19: 20

Who reveals his wicked plans.

He is strength to the Stripling Warrior-- Alma 56: 56

Who pursues the righteous cause.

He destroys the wicked armies --Alma 44: 19

Who remember not his laws.

He is our source of courage

While facing all our fears, --1 Tim 1: 7

He is our source of comfort --Matt 5: 4

While in this veil of tears. --3 Nephi 12: 4

He was wounded for our transgressions, --Isaiah 53: 5

He was brusied for our iniquities.

By his stripes we are healed, -- Mosiah 14: 5

Once blind we now can see. --Matt 11: 5

He is Alpha and Omega

The Beginning and the End. --Rev 21: 6

The Author of Salvation-- Heb 5: 9

And, "He" hath called me friend.-- D&C 84: 77

William E Lee

Copyright 1996

Two of the greatest...


We are all blind until we see

That in the human plan

Nothing is worth the making if

It does not make the man.

Why build these cities glorious

If the man unbuilded goes?

In vain we build the world, unless

The builder also grows.

(Edwin Markham)


Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thanks whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced not cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how straight the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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Hearing about other peoples' data loss is sure a great reminder to back up my stuff!

Keep in mind Pa Pa that text files (such as your lessons, taxes, Power Points and such) are quite small, so you could probably back up all of those onto a CD or DVD.

Pictures are bigger, but depending on what resolution you use, you could probably back those up onto DVDs as well. Then store the DVDs somewhere else (i.e. work or a relative's house). If you're worried about security and privacy, encrypt the files using a free program like Truecrypt (which creates a file that acts as a "drive", and you store stuff on it and need a password to open it), or 7zip (which compresses files and allows you to put a password on the encryption).

Depending on how much stuff you need to backup, you can also look at recordable Blu-ray discs. A burner is $80, and you can get 25 GB discs for $1 each. 4.7 GB DVD discs go for about $.25/ea. You can get a DVD burner for $18.

If you have a smart phone, it's also important to back that up as well. You're much more likely to break or lose a smart phone than a desktop computer.

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I am sorry to hear that! The following advice will not help recover anything, but for the future i have a recommendation as a computer professional: get a Carbonite account.

Last year, after I had been listening to Leo Laporte's technology radio show for quite some time and hearing numerous Carbonite commercials (one of Leo's mantras is "Backup! Backup!"), I sprung for the product. Carbonite proceeded to back everything up I had designated. One month later I had a hard drive crash. I went to the store, got a new (and larger) hard drive, installed it and reinstalled Windows. As soon as I had re-installed the Carbonite software and logged in, it automatically restored everything it had backed up. All my photos, documents, and videos.

It takes some time for Carbonite to backup everything at first (because upload speeds are always slower than download), but you'd never notice because it does everything in the background.

Costs $59 per year -- well worth it, IMHO.


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I'm sorry to hear about that. My biggest loss was just after my mission about 25 years a go. I had painstakingly shot slides of Australia with my Canon A-1 and had quite a presentation. The slides were stolen with the projector when I was moving. Some of my best photography work was lost.

I had a vaguely similiar experience, but not quite. I took a whole bunch of slide photographs in the then-new Kodak 110 format. I guess I have a couple hundred of them. But I didn't get around to buying a slide projector for the format, and when i finally thought of it, 110 had gone the way of the dinosaur, and there were no more projectors to be had. I can only look at my slides using the little tray-cum-magnifiers that the processed slides came in. So near, yet so far. I tried to scan them using a scanner with slide attachment, but of course the little slides don't fit on the 35mm holder.

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