And this is where I am as of 30 Jan 2012. Actually makes me think there will be a finish to this at some point!
I was updating Quickbooks from 2011 to 2012 and for some reason the update brought forward the data from the 2008 version. So, when I went in to pay some bills, I was missing 3 years worth of data. Talk about having a heart attack!! However, since I am a fanatic about backing up my data EVERY SINGLE time I go into the program, I was able to restore all the missing numbers and carry on. I did age about 5 years though.
Break of Day in the Trenches
The darkness crumbles away--
It is the same old druid Time as ever.
Only a live thing leaps my hand--
A queer sardonic rat--
As I pull the parapet's poppy
To stick behind my ear.
Droll rat, they would shoot you if they knew
Your cosmopolitan sympathies.
Now you have touched this English hand
You will do the same to a German--
Soon, no doublt, if it be your pleasure
To cross the sleeping green between.
It seems you inwardly grin as you pass
Strong eyes, fine limbs, haughty athletes
Less chanced than you for life,
Bonds to the whims of murder,
Sprawled in the bowels of the earth,
The torn fields of France.
What do you see in our eyes
At the shrieking iron and flame
Hurled through still heavens?
What quaver--what heart aghast?
Poppies whose roots are in man's veins
Drop, and are ever dropping;
But mine in my ear is safe,
Just a little white with the dust.
1890 - 1918