the postage stamp

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the life of a postage stamp by Ernest w Brady. I found this after having a clear out and thought I would share it.

Submitted: October 25, 2013

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I am the world's greatest traveller.

I have been transported by camel, dog-sled, pony-express, bicycle, train, steamship, automobile, airplane, airship,and rocket.

On my face are the portraits of kings, presidents, queens, princes, princesses, shahs, sultans, tribal chiefs, adventurers, explorers, patriots, martyrs, inventors, pioneers, artist, musicians, architects, cardinals, saints, and sinners.

I picture maps of the world and parts of the world.

I reveal views of strange foreign beaches, rivers, lakes, sounds, waterfalls, geysers, mountains, monuments, castles, temples and ruins of temples, missions, bridges, harbors, docks, locks, waterfronts, locomotives, balloons, rockets, zeppelins, wind-jammers, trans-Atlantic liners, native canoes,and modern giant seaplanes.

I depict all manner of sports, industries, handicrafts, customs, sacred-rites, ceremonies and parades, also nearly every type of bird, animal, fish, flower, fruit and vegetable.

I delineate the vanished forms of the phoenix, the griffin, the dragon, the centaur and unicorn.

The heroes and the heroines of mythology pose within my borders and i frame the horrors of war, the blessings of peace, the plight of indulgence, the blight of famine, the hardship of emigration and the beauty of male and female nudity.

I illustrate the adventures of Don Quixote, the fairy tails of childhood, the legends, the symbol of art, commerce, peace, agriculture,industry, and the coat of arms and flags of all nations.

I commemorate the wars, expeditions, inventions,voyages and discoveries, creation and constructions that make social life safe, livable and happy.

I am the world's greatest picture chronicle.

Millions collect me, thousands have escaped boredom through my variety, hundreds have been saved  from insanity through my fascination, yet.

I AM ONLY A POSTAGE STAMP.


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