STATUE OF LIBERTY If the Statue of Liberty could talk, What would she say to citizens today? She might say, “I would not give the keys to my heart To everyone by capricious whim. There are those I would keep out, And those I would invite in. I would open the doors each day And […]



A Grandfather’s Questions Who will clap at the baby’s first laugh, And help her count the stars? Who will listen for the dove’s call, And sniff the fragrant flowers? Who will encourage a child to grow, And love her fellowman? Who will take the time to explain, To help her understand? Will she ever learn […]



Late one afternoon I stopped at a furniture store. A sign on the door said, “Come on in. See what you can see.” The only customer seemed to be me So I leisurely strolled down the aisles Looking for a desk or something to fill a spot. A salesgirl approached and asked,”Is there something you […]

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Drops of love

An ocean splashes beneath your feet And the water is dangerous and deep. If I try to measure the ocean You will always be out of my reach While I am swept away by the currents. My tears burn hot and Remind me of my futile attempts To rescue you and keep you safe. You are all I […]

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You Weren’t On My Schedule

I passed you today as I took my morning walk, You looked cold and hungry but I didn’t want to talk, I was looking up, you were looking down, I was wearing a smile, you were wearing a frown, I didn’t take the time to ask you what was wrong, I was In the middle […]

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Dangerous Questions

Dangerous Questions You said you were not satisfied, With the way you looked, Your hair was too straight, Too curly or something like that, And then you asked me, “Am I too fat?” Now I’m an honest man, And I like to tell it to you straight, But no way did I want to tempt […]

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Before I Beg You

Before I Beg You Tonight the trees hear me whisper, For even the wind has ears, I want to pull you close to me, And wipe away your tears, You fill my eyes with your beauty, Embers have begun to burn, I don’t want to shirk my duty, And you have so much to learn, […]

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