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About poemsandponderings

You can delve inside the greatest books to find most anything you want but the answer to your existence be e're elusive and a haunt. For each of us is different and our purpose solely ours, and not revealed to anyone until at our final hours. ~Jack Downing~

Thanksgiving Day 2015

May the Good Lord bestow on you all, His grace and His blessings on this day and throughout the entire Holiday Season.. Jake.  Thanksgiving Day 2015 For what should I be thankful on this Thanksgiving Day? Have I been without … Continue reading

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The Old Apple Tree

A salute to the wonders of youth and imaginations that have no limit. The Old Apple Tree What wonder lies behind the eyes of the child not yet deceived? Where impossible dreams, though beyond their means, are not imagined but … Continue reading

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World War III

It is time for all civilized nations to join together to remove a scourge from the face of the earth. The irony of that statement is not lost on me, as I ask myself; Can a civilized nation commit to … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day Oh, it seems now the big thing on Veteran’s Day are the sales of those cars used and new oh yes, the vet will be mentioned at six o’clock with maybe still a parade or two. And yes, … Continue reading

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The Faces Of Freedom

The VETERAN took the very same oath of office as the president and all members of Congress. But the VETERAN honored theirs. Thank you vets for your service and your sacrifice.. God Bless America and those who serve!! Thank a … Continue reading

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Ode To The Good Old Days

Ode To The Good Old Days But, were my days as happy then as I can now, remember them or is it that I wish again to change some things, that may have been? *** Jack Downing June 2015 Copyright … Continue reading

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Wonders Of Life

No long-winded intro to this one. Happy Columbus day to all of my U.S. readers and wishes for a great and safe weekend for everyone. Enjoy! Jake. Wonders Of Life I wonder on so many things of life and what’s … Continue reading

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