Looking Backby Edgar A. Guest
I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.
I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.
I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.
I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.
There are billions of sports fans across the globe. Currently in the U.S, it’s football season. Every Superbowl, Americans have proven time after time, that there is no such thing as not going big.
One of the most watched performances, and most beloved aspects of the Superbowl, is the Halftime show, with some of the biggest pop stars to have made a special performance, such as Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.
But other than all these stars, there is the guy that many of us cherish deeply. The one and only cartoon character that lives in a pineapple under the sea. SpongeBob SquarePants! The creator of the iconic character, Stephen Hillenburg, unfortunately recently passed away due to ALS.
His legacy will forever live on, and fans are mourning his death. In fact, so much so, that a fan has started a petition to the NFL to have a performance of the SpongeBob song, Sweet Victory performed at the Halftime soon in order to honor and remember Hillenburg.
It currently has 820,000 signatures and is aiming for one million. As of now Maroon 5 is scheduled to perform, but we will see how things develop as the time gets closer..