The Lie

The Lie
by Sir Walter Ralegh

Go, Soul, the body’s guest,
Upon a thankless errand;
Fear not to touch the best;
The truth shall be thy warrant:
Go, since I needs must die,
And give the world the lie.

Say to the court, it glows
And shines like rotten wood;
Say to the church, it shows
What’s good, and doth no good:
If church and court reply,
Then give them both the lie.

Tell potentates, they live
Acting by others’ action;
Not loved unless they give,
Not strong but by a faction.
If potentates reply,
Give potentates the lie.

Tell men of high condition,
That manage the estate,
Their purpose is ambition,
Their practice only hate:
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell them that brave it most,
They beg for more by spending,
Who, in their greatest cost,
Seek nothing but commending.
And if they make reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell zeal it wants devotion;
Tell love it is but lust;
Tell time it is but motion;
Tell flesh it is but dust:
And wish them not reply,
For thou must give the lie.

Tell age it daily wasteth;
Tell honour how it alters;
Tell beauty how she blasteth;
Tell favour how it falters:
And as they shall reply,
Give every one the lie.

Tell wit how much it wrangles
In tickle points of niceness;
Tell wisdom she entangles
Herself in overwiseness:
And when they do reply,
Straight give them both the lie.

Tell physic of her boldness;
Tell skill it is pretension;
Tell charity of coldness;
Tell law it is contention:
And as they do reply,
So give them still the lie.

Tell fortune of her blindness;
Tell nature of decay;
Tell friendship of unkindness;
Tell justice of delay:
And if they will reply,
Then give them all the lie.

Tell arts they have no soundness,
But vary by esteeming;
Tell schools they want profoundness,
And stand too much on seeming:
If arts and schools reply,
Give arts and schools the lie.

Tell faith it’s fled the city;
Tell how the country erreth;
Tell manhood shakes off pity
And virtue least preferreth:
And if they do reply,
Spare not to give the lie.

So when thou hast, as I
Commanded thee, done blabbing–
Although to give the lie
Deserves no less than stabbing–
Stab at thee he that will,
No stab the soul can kill.

–The End–

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Week of solitude…aka Boredom

Lets see, where to bigin? Well first of all the past 4 days have been….intresting. wait a minute, no it hasnt its been boring.. damn boing. I cant believe how boring it was. I guess it all started when my moms best friends mom died (god bless her soul), a very nice woman. She called late at night… of course i was awake hehe but thats not the point at all… so my mom goes to support here all the night and the next day (sunday) because of the funeral and all.. when she fianlly gets home she sleeps… me and jay spent that 2 days doing wat we usally do…. one of use is on the pc the other is downstairs watchign tv or playing ps2 🙂 hehe… a very typical weekend.. plus we countinue to try make plans with or friends to do something… well anyways when i woke up on monday…i think it was like 2pm my mom was nowere to be found…. no clue where she was.. jays only remark was…shes with sonia (my moms friend, the one whos mother passed away) so ok… thats fine… nothing new… so we spent the whole day doing the same thing.. nothing.. at all…. then when we were hungry we figured shes not coming back for a while and that we would have to find some food… nothing at all in the house… we finished the sodas and last once of food… jays fault i swear 😉 I had to use my mom which i was saving for other things for food… monday i ordered a pizza and that was our meal of the day…. thats right thats it!!! no more food for the day… then tuesday i ordered another pizza for both of use and that was it too…. no more food for the day… plus our buddies the missionaries droped by to just hang out with us.. we played chess and talked about punk music and heavy metal…. they are awsome ppl that know there music hehe…. and also marco tulio.. a long time friend from the past stopped by and chilled out with us too…. playing counter-strick on the pc… so i guess today of all days wasnt so bad… my mom just showed up.. how about that and its only 1am on a wensday…not bad… oh well.. glad shes home safe and sound..

Bowling

Nothing compares like a day at the bowling alley with a group of your close friends. And like all the times im unstoppable…. thats right, im just too good  hehe… well a guy can wish cant he ?? I guess i just had a "off day" cause i didnt play as good as i usally do. Sad to say i didnt even break 100  and i didnt get the highest score… but technically i won and jay lost… he let vernon play for 2 turns so if we add all the points that jay made himself we would have 99… hummm just like me.. oh no a tie…. noooo were both losers . hahahahahaha

Its Finally Here

Hey its here.. its finally here … i still cant believe it finally arived .. im sooo moved. The box, the box has finally showed up after 3 months. I have been thinking that it was stolen and that I would never see it but i guess i was wrong… YAY. Thank god I was wrong. Im soooo happy.. strange huh, for getting so emotional over a box. But this is no ordinary box… NO!!. Its a package from Jeff from the states containing christmas.. yes christmas.. Inside where gifts. Our PS2, alot og games, and some dvds… happy day.

I have also heard from jeff that they are gonna send another box but this time using fedex.. "well its about time!!" I gotta say.. it turns out they sent this box by boat.  boat!!! I bet it went to everyother country and saved brazil last. ok im done complaining. im just happy that we got or stuff… I bet u that these are our only gifts were getting this year… oh well

Almost Christmas

hey ppl its almost christmas… how about that… and u know wat that means… vacation.. the time to party  and travel . Friends are going away and some old ones are coming to visit. I will also be traveling in january to santa catarina to spend some time with my uncle at his beach house. Its gonna be great, theres no reason why it wont . And wat u guys think about this new messenger eh? pretty nice i must say. I wonder how the next one is gonna be like… they just keep getting better and better.. well cya