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Week 5. Obstruction 1 Words and Final Video

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

Here is the poem I used for the voice over for my draft video

Children of the Night (Robinson)

For those that never know the light,

The darkness is a sullen thing;

And they, the Children of the Night,

Seem lost in Fortune's winnowing.

But some are strong and some are weak, --

And there's the story. House and home

Are shut from countless hearts that seek

World-refuge that will never come.

And if there be no other life,

And if there be no other chance

To weigh their sorrow and their strife

Than in the scales of circumstance,

'T were better, ere the sun go down

Upon the first day we embark,

In life's imbittered sea to drown,

Than sail forever in the dark.

But if there be a soul on earth

So blinded with its own misuse

Of man's revealed, incessant worth,

Or worn with anguish, that it views

No light but for a mortal eye,

No rest but of a mortal sleep,

No God but in a prophet's lie,

No faith for "honest doubt" to keep;

If there be nothing, good or bad,

But chaos for a soul to trust, --

God counts it for a soul gone mad,

And if God be God, He is just.

And if God be God, He is Love;

And though the Dawn be still so dim,

It shows us we have played enough

With creeds that make a fiend of Him.

There is one creed, and only one,

That glorifies God's excellence;

So cherish, that His will be done,

The common creed of common sense.

It is the crimson, not the gray,

That charms the twilight of all time;