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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~

Arlington

    Memorial Day, who better to be remembered than those who lie in eternal rest at Arlington National Cemetery? Arlington Crosses and stars perfectly rowed on manicured fields so patiently mowed. * Red, white and blue in contrast to … Continue reading

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My Father Who Art In Heaven

Last week when I published “A Mother’s Gift” I said I would re-post something that would honor my father as well, but instead, I wrote the following. As you will undoubtedly see, I took my inspiration from “The Lord’s Prayer” … Continue reading

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The Gold Star Mother

     A few days ago a good blogging buddy of mine (Carl D’Agostino of: “I Know I Made You Smile”)* inspired the following poem, when he published the post: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2015: Mother’s Day”** in which he … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift

     Six years ago today my mother passed from this world and into God’s arms, and I miss her dearly. The following is a tribute to her and a true and honest testament of her teachings to myself and … Continue reading

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The Living Blanket

     It seems that I have lost the “drive” to write. I no longer have pen and paper handy at all times to record for posterity any and all of my inklings, full-fledged ideas or mere inspirations. No, I … Continue reading

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My Dog Pride

    This is a work of fiction, no animals were injured, in any fashion, during this production. Any resemblance to any other canine, living or dead, is purely coincidental and is not intended to bring tears to the eyes … Continue reading

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He Is Gone, He Has Risen

    Happy Easter to all of my Christian friends and followers and of course Happy Passover to my Jewish friends and followers as well. I wrote this yesterday in the spirit of  Easter, it was written as a spiritual … Continue reading

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