Author Archives: poemsandponderings

About poemsandponderings

Freedom's cost is great, freedom's worth is greater. But freedoms lost won't wait, more sooner now, than later. ~Jack Downing~

Words Of (Dubious) Wisdom

A smile can disarm the hurtful and a tear disarm the weak a laugh can disarm the bully but he may punch you in the cheek. ~Jack Downing~

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Twenty-Two Vets

     The Boston Red Sox and New Balance Footwear inc. along with a large variety of  other sponsors (too numerous to mention here) are again hosting the “Run to Home Base” road race challenge on July 25, 2015  for the … Continue reading

Posted in demise, haunting, history, men, military/veterans, mourning, scars, torment, tragedy, truth, violence, war, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A National Prayer

     With all that has happened around this nation during recent times I think that the following may just be the last hope for our country as we know it. Please pray the following prayer at least once a … Continue reading

Posted in Americana, blessings, Challenges, Creator, demise, God, honesty, in my opinion, old days, poet, political, politicians, religion, spiritual, warning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in blessings, Elders, Family, Father, God, history, joy and sorrow, men, old days | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in children, Family, history, humor, Kingdom, old days, ponderings, tyrant | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in humor, in my opinion, interjections, life, poet, reflections, thoughts | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments


    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

Posted in Americana, Freedom, God, Hallowed Land, history, military/veterans, peace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments