Sonnet: To My English Professor

If I could set the standards I must meet,
Does common sense not indicate that I,
Would place the bar mere inches from my feet,
To effortlessly clear it when I try?

Or do I choose a steeper, nobler path?
One fraught with challenges at every turn,
Praying to God to spare me from His wrath,
While I with pride the lighter burdens spurn.

Our mentor, Socrates said, “Know thyself.”
Surely a task much easier said than done.
There is but one book found upon my shelf,
To help me gauge how my life’s race is run.

But if to you, myself I must compare,
Of any passing grade I should despair.

 

Written for Professor Jeanette Berger at the University of North Florida

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About Louis William Rose

“I stand for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, he lectures on the subject of parliamentary procedure and political process. He serves as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a local businessman, and Alexander, a successful real estate professional here in Jacksonville.
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