Robert Kirkland Kernighan

(25 April 1854 – 3 November 1926 / Ontario)

Robert Kirkland Kernighan Poems

161. Draw Up To The Fire 5/9/2012
162. Chickens Come Home To Roost 5/14/2012
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Chickens Come Home To Roost

The world is wide and the faithful tide

Returns to the welcome sands ;
It 's often true that the work we do

Conies back to its maker's hands.
And every man knows the wondrous plan

By creation introduced :
Be it soon or late, at a certain date,

The chickens come home to roost.

JBe careful, then, ye sons of men,

What reckless words ye say ;
Be they good or ill, your sayings will

On your threshold stand some day.
You 'll bear the blame, for all the shame

Was by your lips produced ;
You 'll know it then, and ...

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34 The Khan's Canticles

We meet them and greet them at ev'ry turn,
We pass and know not their hidden sorrows.

O, brothers, think of the hidden fears

That throng the unseen bosoms quaking ;

It 's hard to laugh thro' the blinding tears,

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