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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~

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

Posted in children, Congress, Earth and Us, Family, God, history, husbands and wives, Judgment, life, Marriage, men, poet, salvation, Seven Deadly Sins, soul, Spirits, spiritual, stranger, Sunday, The Commandments, war, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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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A Day At The Shore

        The following photographs are of Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Me. one of the most picturesque of shoreline locations. I will personally attest to the quality of the food, the fishing and the quaint ambiance oh, and the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

The Fruit Of Freedom & Fallen Trees Posted on May 26, 2012by poemsandponderings       As Memorial Day is now upon us I realize that I have an extra poem. I am late in posting today..So no real introduction. Just a two for the … Continue reading

Posted in Americana, Freedom, Freedom's Flame, Hallowed Land, history, land of the free, Liberty, military/veterans | 2 Comments

Hi, Neighbor

     Well, would you look at this, (please do) two consecutive days of new posts by yours truly. I don’t know how or why it happened all of a sudden, after what has been a significant creative drought, but … Continue reading

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