John Boyle O'Reilly

(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

A Man - Poem by John Boyle O'Reilly

A MAN is not the slave of circumstance,
Or need not be, but builder and dictator;
He makes his own events, not time nor chance;
Their logic his: not creature, but creator.


Comments about A Man by John Boyle O'Reilly

  • Rajnish Manga (8/23/2017 1:50:00 PM)


    A highly motivational poem. A man is not a puppet of destiny but a builder and dictator. He is not creature, but creator. Small but profound. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012



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