He has just gone home…

I wrote this poem after viewing the body of a dear friend at the funeral home. He was a Christian man, totally devoted to the Lord; and everyone who attended his visitation and funeral knew exactly where he was going. We were all sorry that we would not see him again in this

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Remembering 9/11

 Buildings rendered dust and tangled steel, Entombing the innocent lost Victims of the madness of terrorists Who cared not what the human cost.

Atop the rubble, our will was forged To conquer once more our earth And spread abroad the integrity Of the country of our birth.

First to avenge and protect our people

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Remembering a loved one on his Birthday

On his birthday,  we no longer sing;

We have no joyous time;

But we know that he will celebrate

In the land where all’s sublime

And yet with human heart we long

To have him here once more;

And we lament the shortness of

When we had him before.

Oh Lord, let him somehow

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Religion from my aunts…

My mother was raised in a church-going family but by the time I was born she had ceased going to regular services; although several times when a weeklong “revival meeting” was going on at the church she had grown up in she attended the weekday evening services and I would be there beside her

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Biking with Daddy (A Memorial to my Daddy on Father’s Day)

For my Daddy, William Payton, who passed away March 30, 1979

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Father’s Day reminds me of my special “Daddy Bill”

Who took me on his bicycle over dale and over hill.

He built a wooden “buddy seat” for the crossbar of his bike—

On this I rode around with him when I was

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You Brighten Our Day

You brighten our day in your own special way, Like a rainbow that brights the sky. Then we just wonder why? Like a shinny star that lights the nigh;. We wish we could hold you tight. Like a river flows a long with the wind, We remember how you were how you where there

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Today I Awoke

TODAY I AWOKE TO FIND YOU STILL GONE… TODAY I AWOKE TO THE WORDS OF A SONG.

TODAY I AWOKE TO ALL THAT I HEAR…. TODAY I AWOKE TO FIND YOU ARE STILL NEAR.

FOR YESTERDAYS ARE NOT GONE…. & TOMMORROWS WILL FOLLOW THE NIGHT, BUT THE MEMORIES I’LL TREASURE… WITH KNOWING YOU ARE

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Missing You

Today as I sat in the midst of despair Hurting and crying, grasping for air I know its time to say my final goodbye Yet, I can not now, all I do is cry. Nothing can prepare me for this day Because quite too soon, you’ve gone away I promise to go on with

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Matt

Matt was a brave kid, With a lot of problems. But never the less, He kept going. He didn’t let anything bring him down. He kept going. You thought with all of his problems, That he had. They would bring him down, But no. He kept going. Even though things got worse. He kept

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A Little Room In Heaven

Theres a little room in heaven with windows all around, for you my precious baby to look down on this ground.

From your little room in Heaven, you’re not far at all from me, for my precious little darling- you’re in my memory.

So my precious little baby- be happy, and someday you

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