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The Sage--a poem by Maj. Ralph Hamilton

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The Sage

Upon life's loud and gaudy stage

Occasionally appears a sage.

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Whose words are so profound and strong,

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He goes unnoticed in the throng:

But if one ear should catch the theme

And mould it to a future dream,

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The cast may be a golden key

To unlock doors eternally.

And when the doors are opened wide,

The cast will see and step inside,

And decorate stage

From which they may ignore the sage.


Ralph Hamilton-Biography

Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang 'Debra Dell'--Duxford, England, 1944.


Ralph in non standard military dress, Long Beach, CA, 1972.


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Shawn Hamilton is a reporter and teacher in California. He began his teaching career in Taiwan in 1989 when large rallies were supporting the protesters at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

He returned to the relative calm of the (more...)

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