Author Archives: poemsandponderings

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Freedom's cost is great, freedom's worth is greater. But freedoms lost won't wait, more sooner now, than later. ~Jack Downing~

My Visit With God

     “My Visit With God” is a poem that came quickly to me through the brief and unexpected return of my Muse on Thursday night last, yes, it is the same Muse who has been about as hard to … Continue reading

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When Death Came From The Sky

    Every year on this date I publish the following poem to keep the event fresh in my mind and in the mind of my faithful readers. I have edited it slightly this year and I don’t think it … Continue reading

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Words Of (Dubious) Wisdom

A smile can disarm the hurtful and a tear disarm the weak a laugh can disarm the bully but he may punch you in the cheek. ~Jack Downing~

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Twenty-Two Vets

     The Boston Red Sox and New Balance Footwear inc. along with a large variety of  other sponsors (too numerous to mention here) are again hosting the “Run to Home Base” road race challenge on July 25, 2015  for the … Continue reading

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A National Prayer

     With all that has happened around this nation during recent times I think that the following may just be the last hope for our country as we know it. Please pray the following prayer at least once a … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

    Here’s wishing all of the “dads” a Happy Father’s Day. Jake. Father’s Day Any man can be a father but not all can be a dad it takes a special kind of guy to love you when you’re … Continue reading

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Generation One-Eighty

Now some of you, heretofore referred to as us/we, seem to have a different (make that old-school) perspective on what is now considered to be the “norm,” in regard to corrective action for our own, or anyone else’s, offspring’s deviation … Continue reading

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