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About poemsandponderings

Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~

Sail Not On The Wisdom Of Youth

SAIL NOT ON THE WISDOM OF YOUTH The age of infallibility will pass as surely as do your teens and whence upon that realization will come the light of ways and means. For without the forewarned future, the history and … Continue reading

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ARLINGTON

May the God that they worshiped grant unto them the peace for which they so bravely sacrificed themselves for us who are the living!    Arlington Crosses and stars perfectly rowed on manicured fields so patiently mowed. Red, white and … Continue reading

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On Being A Curmudgeon

On Being A Curmudgeon  When summer arrives just a bit too soon and gets one to complainin’ is there not then something wrong? Since the spring’s been mostly rainin’?   I’m thinkin’ that it must be the New Englander here inside … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift

One of my first attempts at writing, and one that I repeat quite often  on Mother’s Day, or so it would seem. Happy Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Gift *** You filled a space no other could, you taught me always think the … Continue reading

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Roads and Paths

Inspired by a recent post from Minnesota Prairie Roots@www.wordpress.com by Audrey Kletscher Helbling, author and photographer extraordinaire on traveling the interstate highway systems.  Thanks Audrey for the motivation! Give her blog a visit you’ll enjoy her down home American Midwestern … Continue reading

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On Our Traveling Minstrel Show

 On Our Traveling Minstrel Show Can or will there ever be another, any other, just the same as you or even just as me? If true or not then how will we ever know, if it be so, without proof of such if … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick And The Snakes

May Saint Patrick chase all your snakes away and your skies be all blue without a tinge of the grey and may you all be kept warm and kept free from all harm whilst raising a pint on this Saint … Continue reading

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