Victory and Stars You Haven’t Seen

You are the Man who used to boast

that you’d achieve the uttermost,


You merely wished to show,

to demonstrate how much you know

and prove the distance you can go..


Another year we’ve just passed through.

What new ideas came to you?

How many big things did you do?


Time left twelve fresh months in your care

how many of them did you share

with opportunity and dare

again where you so often missed?


We do not find you on the list of makers good.

explain the fact!

Ah No, ‘Twas not the chance you lacked!

As usual – you failed to act!


by Herbert Kauffman


Stars You Haven’t Seen

There are stars you haven’t seen

and loves you haven’t loved.

There’s light you haven’t felt and sunrises

yet to dawn.

There are dreams you haven’t dreamt and days you

you haven’t  lived and nights you won’t

forget and flowers yet to grow.

There is more to you that you have

yet to know.