Poem: To Choose Between the Two

Thinking of the old days,

Before my life was through.

Thinking of the younger moments,

And I thought of you.

What is life and time that I

Should be there and here too?

Why don’t I have a natural right

To choose between the two?


Haven’t written in a while  I was awash in self-pity a few nights ago, daydreaming about my high school years and remembering my life-long friend Chas August.  So here is a short ballad dedicated to him as he lives his idyllic life in of all places, California…



About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate 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 lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served 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, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. 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 hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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