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~

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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Just A Few Thoughts I’ve Had

     These may give you a look inside my befuddled mind.      Thanks for visiting, Jake.  Random Thoughts and Other Stuff Each morning brings a brand new day and only in God lies the final say to if … Continue reading

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    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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