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If God should ask me why I think I deserve to enter Heaven I will confess to Him right there that I know that I do not. But in fact, that He should know I prefer a climate not too hot! ~Jack Downing~

When Death Came From The Sky

WHEN DEATH CAME FROM THE SKY The morning sparkled like a gem the air was warm and dry it was a nearly perfect day when death, came from the sky. On the eleventh of September in the year two thousand-one, … Continue reading

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The Once And Future King

     Inspiration struck me again this morning and this was the result. Now, whether YOU, the reader finds this inspirational or not is entirely a matter of opinion, preference or taste. But, I do hope that for whatever reason … Continue reading

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Mr. Weber Died

    This poem is based on a true event of this past week, for no apparent reason the title (exactly as shown) appeared in my mind while I was futilely attempting to get to sleep. I only wish that … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Lament

    This was written recently, in part, as a response to a comment from a new follower (Eileen @Laughter: Carbonated Grace). The first eight lines were modified only slightly with the word “pity” replacing “bless” in the first line. … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

    Back around Easter, as you may probably be aware, I started this poem and I had only the first three lines complete when I put it on the shelf for whatever reason and this morning I happened to … Continue reading

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Haiku’s For The New Fourth

    I’m sorry if the following offends any of you in any way, but I’m saddened by what is happening to my beloved country and these haiku’s are not in the least “politically correct” but they are my honest … Continue reading

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A Friend’s Passing

A Friend’s Passing When God calls them home we left behind mourn deeply for they or ourselves? ~Jack Downing~    

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