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When you purchase this book of poetry, you trace the very being of a lonely writer, laboring some 40 years and throughout God's time span.

From 1963 to 2005 this "slave of words" has penned his heart and mind

toward everyone's love and understanding regardless of the reader or

his/her status in life.

Anyone who purchases this book has taken the first step toward

understanding what can be accomplished in life. No matter who you

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down from Heaven and say, "Blessed be the pen slaves, for theirs is the kingdom of knowledge night after night and word after word . . . ."

Sincerely,

William Furr

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  • ISBN-13: 9781449093587
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 680
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My Poetry Through the years

(1963-2005)
By william furr

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Copyright © 2010 William Furr
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ISBN: 978-1-4490-9358-7


Chapter One

THE BEAUTY JUST TO BE THERE The awesome sun sets in the west Across the great Montana sky, And fields of corn so thick and ripe Doth make a Nebraskan hopefully sigh. From Kansas wheat with plains so wrought All made with God's own righteous care, Ah, 'tis the season to proclaim- The beauty, the joy, just to be there!! Some babbling brook running so clear Down life's imperfect memorable way, A lone tall deer with antlers raised Amid a field of golden hay. These are those things that reward the heart- The joy and privilege of a wonderful flair, The earth, the heavens, our eternal bliss- The joy and beauty just to be there! Some trout-filled lake with shores that stretch Across God's valleys wide and deep, And fields of clover by and fair Proclaim God's wondrous, eternal feat. The flying lark and clouds above Doth give our souls the courage to bear. Great God made it all for us- Oh, the joy, the beauty, just to be there! As evening draws its shadows hence And lives settle down to peaceful sleep, This earth in orbit around God's sun Proclaims the heavens He made for each. And as we stare in awesome trance, We sense the all He made with care- The heavens, the eternal, the forever space- Oh, the beauty, the joy, just to be there!!! -End June 10, 2005 I WISH I'D KNOWN YOU YEARS AGO I wish I'd known you years ago Before that diamond on your hand Sparkling before time's awesome heartthrob Became the catalyst from your man. I wish and wish with all my might But, nay, time's run its infinite course. You are taken and, by the way, This poet fool hath been divorced! I wish I'd known you years ago Before the heavens opened wide And let their band of angels in To try and claim you for their bride. I wish and wish but to no avail Yeah, times hath come and times hath gone; The only thing for me to do Is plod along love's path long gone! I wish I'd known you years ago Before the rapture within my heart Hath claimed my precious Prince of Peace Christ's love intense before my heart. I wish a thousand times before; But, nay, time's infinite hands move on Toward heaven's brilliant diamond sky And your love-filled sacred home! I wish I'd known you years ago Before the great awesome trance Of poetry, poems and rhythmic prose Hath entered the likes of me, my man, And rhyme away God's infinite stars All cast upon a beautiful sea Of love and devotion and caring along Hath come and claimed the likes of me!!! -End July 2, 2005 WAR'S RED ROSE She had eyes of a sapphire; her cheeks were rosy red, Her lips were as a ruby, and her hair was golden spread. She was all my woman and all my lass of heart, For she was on my mind in the war-scared battle's dark. The whistle bombs grew louder; the rockets' tone welled on And somewhere in that night I hummed myself a song. A song of red, red roses and of a girl I knew; Little did I know that night my life was almost through. My watch showed almost eleven; the fight had barely started. Somewhere to my left, a paramedic had darted. For boys were dying fast and blood was flowing free; It was now up to us to save our liberty. Yes, Johnston was on the hill; Johnston was at his ranch Beer-busting the elite, laughing at some dance. He was safe and sound in my hell of night; About that time a shot tore me as a knife. There I lay a' bleeding red, oh, Dad, you see, Just like that red, red rose in her hair across the sea. Just like my warm-hearted woman, her lips so rosy red I lay there a' dying, my gut now openly spread. And as the minutes passed, the trail of red moved on On to a fairer land where my lass, my love had gone; On to a distant horizon, on to a beautiful world; Her red, red rose I became that night never again to see my girl.

LIGHT Whence cometh the moonbeams To light this earth by night; Those little lights of photons Have all but spent the night. And next the rising starlight Shall bathe this earth so free. Why if it wasn't for sunshine We wouldn't be able to see! The heavens hath opened their arms And drawn those suns we see; Those billions of tiny star lights Confront the eye to see, And comet's trail of grandeur Hath all consumed this rhyme. Why if it wasn't for the sunbeams There wouldn't be any time!! Life is like the sunshine If we didn't have it to bear, We wouldn't be a' living To rhyme this rhythmic fair. For God hath granted each one Of us the joy to be A little bunch of humans Just like the likes of me! And last this rhyme shall finish And draw of all its worth The lyrics of a mad man Entrenched in his own work. For God hath granted me rhythm To rhyme His heavens away; He gave me joy and happiness That produces such heartfelt lays!!! -End July 1, 2005 OH, NAZARETH The worth of earth's great banks, The primmest sheep of the fold, The highest level obtained, And a pure possessor of soul- All have very high marks And all have limits once set. But, oh, for that Nazareth place Where man and his Maker once met. The humblest of all earth's creatures, The summa bona of life, The knave and the fairest of damsels, And the king and his beautiful wife- All have very good qualities And all have courage and might. But, oh, for that Nazareth place Long ago on a star-filled night. The highest ranking of soldier, The strongest man on earth, The wisest teacher of humanity, And the smell of a perfume's myrrh- All have a passionate lure And all are sought by man. But, oh, for that Nazareth place The cradle of God's wonderful plan. TO WRITE A POEM (Nuts) I thought to write a poem I swear I do declare That rhyme, rhythm and prose Are seemingly everywhere. So, hence, I duly put forth My rage in rhythmic jest From a half-crazed poet My words do rhyme their best! I thought to write a sonnet An intense and tear-soaked note Of kings and castles and folklore Of pussy cats and boats. But little did I know What avails and eggs me on. That hallowed word called "sonnet" Is driving me nuts along! Every time I cry And every time I sneeze The rhythms keep coming in part Like leftover cottage cheese. They're driving me nuts, I tell you, In blossoms and fragrance fair; They even wake me up To a world of total despair! Yes, I rhyme and rhyme and rhyme The years and years away; They even got those "whitecoats" Just hauling me away. They put me in my room And lock the door up tight; After turning off my light They say, "Nighty-night!!" (See-it rhymed, didn't it???) July 5, 2005 7:20 p.m.

THE SOLDIER Across the great Iraqi sky There is a soldier, he lives and dies. He lives for children out in their play He dies before he's old and he's gray. He dies as if he gave his life While we can fall asleep at night. He gave his all, he fought with force While we in America hath stayed our course. As we in all our living may Rest throughout God's night and day, The soldier boy is by and fair A hero's welcome we shall declare And lay a wreath upon his stone And cry and cry that he's now gone. -End July 3, 2005 (noon) BRANCHES OF TIME Behind my house stands many a pine, Sturdy, stanch and tall; And through the branches of those pines Old memories I recall. While gazing from my bedside I pierce their inner depths And seek out pieces of history That I was hoping to forget. I see a small young babe A' lying in a crib Funning with a rattle, Playing with its bib. I then see a small boy Playing with some toys; All by himself he plays, Trying to amass some joy. Next I see an older lad Going off to school, Coming on home again After being made a fool. Then there comes a grown young man Wondering where he'll go; Take a job there and by, Moving to and fro. Last of all, I see an older man Working hard and long, And this man is now staring At some pines behind his home. -Winter of 1963-1964

ALL TOGETHER We are all together in this sphere; each one hand In hand, supposedly-each county, each town and Village. Shall we escape? Shall we run for protection Or hide in the deepest ocean?? For what were thy Limbs given to the trees?? What were the eggs Given to the mother robin all about?? This hulk of earth!! This vast forest of greed!!! Man-made greed!!! "Make thy brother like ourselves," Shouts the powerful lands of death missiles! "They Should live like us," boasts the evil politician! Shall we live together as God hath envisioned?? We are all the exceptional creatures of the stars upon Which our destiny rests. It's in the hands of two-legged Animals. We have two eyes; cattle have two eyes. They are content-grazing on God's eternal grass. Shall we be like the dumb cattle? Shall we graze the Vast plains of God's fields??? It's live and love together On God's rock we call Earth Or scatter like the winds afar And be trampled in the dirt. It's grow and prosper Like the height of new ripe corn Or hang our heads so low At our funeral and mourn. The intelligent creatures we are Made from images above, Just like the ark of Noah Was blessed with a heavenly dove. Our backs turned from the past; Our milk sucked from thy blood, For what were men endowed Was written with God's own love. The simple men we are The warmth within our hearts, Why wait a fleeting moment, Praise Christ and man apart! Why love thy sinful me A humble poet alone; Take my burden of thorns And send me to thy home. For if man does believe And if man loves his God Will make his brother a mortal And grow with earth's new sod. I shall now end this writ 'Twas blessed with each new rhyme; I hope we see God soon Before the end of time! Yes, we are all creatures of one, beasts of God's Holy fields-the handiwork of a divine masterpiece. It all depends on what we do with what we have; It all focuses on the true feelings within our hearts and souls. I love thy brother apart, Apart from the world below; Praise Christ-the Master Poet- And bless what we shall sow!!! Amen!!

RAIN! RAIN! RAIN! (A Song Sunday Morning) Alas, I awoke from peaceful sleep To the dawning of a day; I heard a thousand droplets Converge on my stay. The rain was so furious It seemed to wash away All my cares and burdens That love 'twas here today! What matter if the rain Washes away my sins; Why tis the work of Jesus The one I let right in. He is the Master Poet The One who rhymed the sky. Every time I write He seems to draw me nigh! Rain! Rain! Rain! It falls upon my pain. I even closed the shutters But hence was all in vain. There's no escaping love; I see it everywhere, Why it's even up to Jesus To bring His rain to bear! As I end my late note Of water in the night, I think about my loved ones Who made it home tonight And of Jesus' heavens. They hence are in the air Mingling with time's raindrops; 'Twas all my heart to fair!!! -End June 26, 2005 5:00 a.m. THANK GOD TO BE LEFT ALIVE (A Song) In times that try the hearts of men And things get rough it seems, When all's not well and forced to sell And life tis cruel and mean, Just thank your lucky stars that shine From out God's Milky Way Praise Christ, the King, He's what He seems Thank God you're a'living today! When you are low and in despair Think not the end is near Just face up to those tasks at hand And dry away your tears. Try to find that glimmer of hope The one that ferries you on. Work! Toil! Accomplish something Keep on and sing your song! And as some poet will spill his heart Upon your gloom and despair Listen to his words so wise And get up from your chair. Praise Sweet Jesus as you make Your mark upon time's memorable path. Love, trust, hope in God Take a spiritual, eternal bath. As I in all my infirmities may Expound this poem of hope and trust, I thank God to be left alive To garner up what earth hath mussed And sing your song of peace and joy And look right here at some beehive. The bees doth turn the sweet to sweet Thank God! Thank god! To be left alive!!!

STAIRCASE TO HEAVEN Looking with my eyes I spied a staircase to the heavens. 'Twas narrow and steep with many, many small meticulous Steps. Up to the skies it went until I could no longer see Its final destination. With one great jubilation of soul I placed my worn shoe on the first step. With one great Push from my leg I started climbing the staircase. This 'twas the way it went- Conceived by mortal man On a cold, wintry morn I began my trip before The gods had earth to scorn. I journeyed up the stairs Tired and withered with age, Just as yesterday's flower Chokes with each newborn sage. Long and tiring I spent 'Nar time in rhyme; For life is but a moment, There's no place for riddle time. Past the ghost of Longfellow Past the Land of Oz I pushed my tiring frame Through the land of Lake Lafarge. The ashes of Sam McGee The tomb of Old Lenin Lincoln's nation afire And wars of gods and men. The steps to the heavens Swept with Gabriel's broom Will accompany all who seek her For Christ is coming soon. I climbed and climbed so hard At last I see its end, For riches of the sky Weren't made for evil men. And there was Christ, the God; And there was Mom and Dad, The prize that I was seeking A mirage dissolved, so sad- The cold wind blows from the north; The sun sets in the west, For time, oh, time eternal, Was not my soul at rest! This was my dream. This was the fantasy of the temporal Lobe in my head. What a dream! What a nightmare! I pulled myself up from the stagnation of the dirty bar. I made my way to my cottage which was built to hold Rhythm, rhyme, and contemplation. My God, I thought-the comas was jubilant with its ebony Depths of time and distance. I bowed my savage head, I shut my bloody eyes-and prayed For 'twas not for you, Oh, God, My meter would never rhyme; I owe you so very much Forever be Thou mine. I Love You TO MARY NELL The frigid, north wind blows across the plain of your valley; God's brown grass freezes with each new gust of ice and mist. The old, barren, finger-like branches of the devil protrude Through the early morning fog that covers your home, land, And hill. Why?? Why does it all seem like this?? Is it you?? Is it true fact? Is it the likeness of things to be-of things That are cold, dead rhetoric among the angels of worldly men?? Maybe it's only in my mind. Maybe it's only the way I see the World. The paths of gray matter between my ears sometime Get wrong signals, get untrue beliefs. Your life is taken- Your being has made a bed of straw and country hay. Your Place in God's universe has been written in God's Book of Life. Is it true?!? Is it fact?!? And me? I'm still wandering through Alleys and bars of men and evil women. I'm still Shoveling through the dark, depressing coal mines of Doubt and disbelieving. I'm still content to gamble My eternal existence on thin-placed happiness. So blows the cold, north wind. So freezes each blade of Straw and hay on the pinnacle that my mind has conceived And raised. I'm still breathing lonely and stale air Of the devil and solitude. The angels of hell Still try to guide my pen. The death of this world Will stop my pen, will stop my despairing script. But you?? You shall live! You shall prosper and endure through wars and famines, Through the earthquakes and eruptions of evil men Who smile and laugh while all matter and time speed Swiftly through their existence!! When you see God, remember me, Mary Nell. -End December 1985

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Table of Contents

Contents

The Beauty Just to Be There....................1
I Wish I'd Known You Years Ago....................2
War's Red Rose....................3
Light....................4
Oh, Nazareth....................5
To Write a Poem (Nuts)....................6
The Soldier....................7
Branches of Time....................8
All Together....................9
Rain! Rain! Rain! (A Song Sunday Morning)....................11
Thank God to Be Left Alive (A Song)....................12
Staircase to Heaven....................13
To Mary Nell....................15
The Leaf Hasn't Changed- (in 2000 years)....................16
Return to the Water....................17
Thank You, Dear Jesus (A Song)....................18
The Gift of Rhyme....................19
Face of a Little Girl....................20
A Sad Commentary....................21
Prepare (A Song)....................22
Reality of the Pit....................23
Final Vogage into the Infinite....................24
Breaking "New Ground" (A Song for Mississippi)....................26
Great God Up High (A Song)....................27
Quitting Time at the Ole Plantation-1850....................28
Oh, the Glory Be to God (A Song)....................30
Diminishing Green (Man and the Devil)....................31
Curse of the Poet....................33
Be Grateful....................34
It Will All Work Out for the Best....................36
Be Persistant (Work and Finish Your Dream)....................38
Why Me??....................39
The Most Wonderful Girl in the World....................40
Keep On and On and On....................41
Alone....................43
Homeward Journey....................44
The Rhyme in the Night....................46
Me....................47
The Highway of Life....................48
The Fool's Advice....................49
My Song of Inspiration (In the Morning)....................51
Resigned to Death....................53
The "Fallacy" of the Romantic....................55
To My Bonnie....................56
A Love and a Poet....................57
Life's Purpose....................58
This Earth....................59
The Rose of My Life (A Song)....................60
Poetry Unlimited....................61
Truth....................62
Here Today and Gone Tomorrow (The Rich Man)....................63
Get on Board with Jesus and Ride to Your New Home (A Song)....................64
Angel to the Stars (For Bonnie)....................66
Poems from My Heart....................67
Chronology of Prolific Satire....................72
Those....................74
Both Sides of the Stained Glass....................74
Wishful Circle....................74
The Ambivable Ambivalent....................75
Chosen Few....................76
The Dreamers and the Doers....................77
Ole Man River (A Song)....................78
Be Thankful That It's Rain....................79
Rain....................80
Rainy Night Poem....................81
The Quiet Hour ("Hallucinatively" Speaking)....................82
Treasure....................83
A New Beginning (A Song or Poem)....................84
Planet Earth-A Vicious Circle-Throw Them a Peanut-Anything!)....................85
The Purpose to Exist....................86
To Whom....................87
Window....................88
America, the Beautiful (A Song)....................89
Keep A-Go'n....................91
(to Johnny from Bill) Non-Stopping Poem....................92
My America (A Song)....................93
Dawn of Time....................95
Gone Forever....................98
Observations....................99
Telling It Like It Is....................101
The Day It Rained....................102
Heaven's Keys....................103
Gallant Man....................103
Option....................103
Entrances and Exits....................104
After the Service....................105
Life's Encore and Finale....................107
Starward Destiny....................108
Love Notes....................109
Life's Ponderous....................112
Direction of the Chosen Wind....................114
A Song for Memphis....................116
God! Great God Up High!....................117
Come Hunting Time....................119
Movie Going and the Christians....................120
(Getting in Without Money) Sacrifice for Nothing....................121
Last Days of Existance....................122
Aging Poet....................122
Life, the Continuous....................122
Our Place in 1987....................123
Content....................124
Christ and the Realm of the Universe....................125
If We Be All We Can....................126
Only in America....................128
My Epitaph....................128
Blessed Creatures of Habitat (And Their Eternal Home)....................129
God's Purpose for Man....................130
Visions of the Heart (Written for a Special Lass)....................132
Carolyn and Forty....................134
Something Silly -Just Fooling Around With My Friends-....................138
The Other Half....................141
A Song for Titus....................142
Past Bedtime....................146
Waiting on the Love....................147
I Witnessed the Wilderness....................148
Scientific Evaluation (Satire Deduction)....................150
Earth's Perpetual Evil....................151
Fool....................154
Poet's Rest....................155
Cold, Cruel World....................156
Out to the Old Cemetery....................157
The Big Picture and My Short Stay!....................158
Down in Mississippi....................162
The Reason....................163
My Job....................164
Only in America....................164
The Real World....................165
Reality and Investments....................165
My Advice....................166
Impossible Situation....................168
For Ruby....................168
Eternal Works....................169
Marvelous....................171
Lasting Roles....................173
Redemption (Of Choice)....................174
Life's Searching....................177
Planting....................179
Ballad of the Booze....................181
Wonderment of Discovery (A Fable)....................183
Why America Needs Bill Clinton....................186
A Woman and a Mission (A Tribute to First Lady Barbara Bush)....................188
Destiny Version II....................190
Destiny....................192
All of Us....................194
Don't Scream....................196
The Best Is Yet to Come....................198
Our Finest Hours....................200
The Things That Make Me Happy....................202
A Song from the People (What Could Happen)....................204
To Dana....................206
My Reward in the Millennium....................207
Plans for the Christians....................210
Drunk on a Dime....................211
Sing-Song....................214
Thank God....................215
Dreaming of Mom....................217
One Day, Mom....................219
Eleven Rules in This Life (For Most of Us)....................221
Love and Purpose....................222
Reflections....................224
To Lana-Valentine's Day 1993....................226
God's Great Work....................228
Wake Up, Dear Elisabeth....................230
Out of Time....................232
Long and Short....................233
Destined....................234
We True Poets....................235
Taken Care Of....................237
Away....................238
Ambivalence *....................239
Wings of an Angel....................240
To Little Jennifer-Unblemished....................242
My Thoughts Are with You -For Missy....................243
We All Must Die....................244
Summation....................246
A Reason....................248
God Eternal....................250
Some....................252
End of the World....................252
No Doubt....................253
Two Souls and Eternity....................254
To Jack....................255
The Destruction of the World....................257
My Valentine 1980....................258
Disappointment Number Two....................259
Philosophical Motivations....................260
The Love Dream....................262
A Journey into Time....................263
Who Is a Poet?....................264
A Symposium of Thought....................265
The Origin of the Poets....................266
The Reassessment of the Status Quo....................267
Simply-the Ride Through the Woods....................268
Evil....................269
Give and Take....................270
Only a Toy....................271
The Passing of the Day....................273
War....................274
The Other Side....................275
The Struggle....................276
The Disillusion Presidency....................277
My Brother's Birthday....................279
The Vow....................281
Looking Back....................282
The Mistake....................283
My Two Psychiatrists (On Their Fishing Trip)....................283
Flower in a Field of Weeds....................284
Happy Birthday, Pat....................286
Poet's Obliteration (Of the Script)....................287
Wake Up, Dear Allen....................289
Out with the Golden Rod....................291
There Is a Reason....................293
For a Reason....................295
Highly of You....................298
Time to Quit Writing....................298
Life....................299
There Is a Reason for Everything....................299
Anything for Science....................300
So Mad....................301
Words....................302
Fairytale....................303
Riddle....................303
Worth....................303
Prayer Cry....................304
Life....................304
Confession....................305
What Is Fear???....................308
What Is Love???....................309
Biding My Time....................310
The Call (A Song) 1862....................312
Earth's Changing Face....................314
In the Rhyme....................317
End of the World....................318
No Doubt....................318
Eternal....................319
Drifting Poets....................320
A Man to Be Remembered (A John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial)....................322
Less Than a Day Till Christmas....................324
There Is a God....................327
Through the Eons of History....................328
Truth....................329
Late Night Lunatic....................330
I Can....................331
Nuts....................332
Notes....................333
Why....................334
Contentment....................335
The Children....................336
A Face....................337
They'll Come and Go....................338
Approximation of Kathryn with a "K"....................339
Who Are You?....................340
Personification of the Fittest....................342
On Your Birthday....................343
Emma....................344
Far, Far Away....................345
Living....................346
Night Cries....................347
Who Won't They Work?....................348
Postdated....................349
I Need Help!....................350
A Man and His Place....................351
The Girl Who Never Left My Heart (A Song)-For Ruby)....................352
Abandon Thy Boat....................353
Fragmentations....................354
Last Chance....................355
World War Three....................356
Screw the Heavens, Screw the Universe....................357
The Master's Handiwork....................359
Simple....................360
Rising Sun....................362
Grandeur....................363
Walk....................364
Will I Change My Tune in the End?....................365
Me....................366
Robin....................367
Forge Ahead....................368
In the Beginning....................369
Excommunicated....................370
Problems....................372
Gone to the Setting Sun (Written one warm December night)....................373
The Christ Child Comes (For Christmas)....................374
On Modern Poetry....................375
Love's Intellect....................375
Inspiration....................376
Time to Go....................377
Spread Your Love Around (For Carolyn)....................379
Vanishing Paths....................381
Useless....................383
For Ida....................384
Thank Yer Lucky Stars and Pray, Thank God You're A'living Today!!!....................385
A Poem for Kathryn....................387
For You, Carolyn....................388
Hometown at Last....................390
The Loneliest Man in the World (A Fable)....................391
A Poem for Sylvia....................393
The End of the World....................394
For Ruby....................395
Mankind....................396
Frozen in Time....................398
When I'm Gone....................402
Linda....................403
Next!....................404
???....................405
For Sylvia....................406
Rhymes....................407
Four Walls of My Cell....................408
For Linda....................410
If I Had Only Known....................411
The Scars Upon the Land (In M' Backyard)....................413
Psalm of the Universe....................415
Happy Birthday, Dana....................416
Hope....................417
A Jam....................418
Not by My Choosing....................419
What Next!....................420
On Hope....................421
Round and Round....................421
The Girl of Twenty-Seven....................422
Katie (In Her Search)....................423
Poet's Rage....................424
May the Flame of Freedom Live On (A Song)....................425
Success....................427
Crying in My Suds....................428
Ponder....................428
Quite a Woman (For Melinda)....................429
Taking Up for the Little Guy (Mind Sailing on a Black Liquid Sea)....................430
A Right?....................431
A Request of Infinity....................432
Existence....................433
Create....................435
Mystic....................436
The Legacy of the Wind....................437
Bury Me (And Let Me Be)....................438
Conflict....................439
Mission Accomplished....................440
America and Beyond....................442
Debate 1980....................444
Old Willie....................445
Deer Season....................446
Discussions on Paper....................447
The Advancement of the Species....................448
Five O'Clock Wakeup....................450
Love Overcomes....................452
The Road to Stardom....................454
Horror....................455
To Most People....................456
The Anatomy of a Christian....................457
The Lone Jogger....................458
Throw Away the Television!....................459
Freedom's Floatation....................460
His Greatness Shall Be Remembered....................461
For Susannah (From Uncle Bill)....................463
Collection of Little Hearts....................465
Passing of the Torch....................466
The Eternal Surf....................468
America, Our America....................471
This Day and Beyond....................474
Why America Needs General Colin L Powell....................477
Up and Over the Summit....................479
A Man and a Mission (A Tribute to Dr Charles Stanley)....................481
To Be an Average Person....................483
Friends (written for Bob and Rebecca Turnage)....................486
The Eternal Wait....................488
Last of the Light....................490
Blessed....................491
Too Many Indians....................492
In Blank Verse....................493
Law....................494
God's Summertime....................496
My Last Poem....................497
Knock, Knock....................497
The Hermit in the Swamp....................498
The Dying Giraffe....................499
Devotions....................500
God's Sacred Spring....................501
A Man and a Mission (A Tribute to Dr Adrian Rogers)....................504
To Doris....................506
Christmas and a Different Earth -1990-....................507
Clinging Vine....................509
Doomsday....................510
Escape....................511
Poets on New Year's Eve -1991-....................512
My Place....................514
Stranger in the Night....................516
Summarizing....................518
Only....................519
My Prayer....................519
Poetic Voices in the Wind....................520
Destiny and I....................522
To Penny, My Friend....................523
Is All There Is to Life a Fantasy?....................525
To My Sunday School Class....................526
Embryos of Creation....................527
Try....................528
Rain....................529
The Moving Poet....................530
Mississippi Sunrise....................531
I Must Suffer....................532
Signals from the Heavens....................533
The Powerful Written Word....................534
Regrets, Oh, God?....................535
A Sermon of Waters....................536
A Little Boy and Girl....................537
To My Mother....................538
To Whoever You Are....................539
My Search for Pauline....................541
Charlene....................544
Withered Rose....................546
The Girl I Never Found (A Song)....................548
For Julie....................550
Robin....................552
They Really Believe All That Stuff....................553
Big John and the River....................554
Lucifer Himself!....................555
Faith's Premonition....................556
Epitaph....................558
A Picture....................559
Two of a Kind....................561
The Privilege Just to Be Right There....................563
Why?....................564
A Man and a New Beginning....................566
To Russell....................568
Reward....................570
To My Earth....................571
A Sonnet for Angela....................572
If....................572
Rhythm of Man....................573
Alcohol in the Veins....................574
Gemini....................575
A Sonnet for Lovers (In God's Spring)....................576
Soul's Rain....................577
In the Night (To Emily)....................578
I Need You, Lord....................579
We Did It!....................580
The Sequence....................581
The Foodline....................582
That Dark Night....................583
The Inspirer....................585
Sweetie....................586
The Night Tis Coming (Everyone Grab Your Bibles)....................587
To Barter....................588
Computer Girl....................589
Poet A-Passing....................590
Sign Off for the Stars....................592
Turning Home....................594
Earth's Last Poets....................596
Surprise....................598
Cuckoo....................598
Boxcar Bar (A Song)....................599
Lost in the Catacombs (Of My Mind)....................601
Replenishing Rhyme....................603
Coming Home (For Sherry)....................604
Song of the City....................606
The Church....................608
Successful....................609
Each His Own....................610
On Mankind....................610
How I Am Like a Tree....................611
Farewell, Farewell (A Song)....................612
The Eternal Flame (A Love of Country)....................613
My Mona by the Brook (Died 1765)....................615
Bill....................617
Replenishing....................619
Come Home (A Song)....................621
Why Is It That I Write?....................624
Spectacular....................624
Where Is Love?....................625
Just A'cruising Through the Collard Patch-Letting It All Hang Out!....................626
Hope....................627
My Life Is Half Gone....................628
I Write This for You....................629
Never to Return....................630
Forever....................631
The Man I Never Knew....................632
Reminiscing....................636
Boo-Hoo (Where's My Chew?)....................638
Pity....................638
Hope Ii....................639
That Someone Special (A Friend)....................640
We All Must Die....................641
An Angel on the "Tube" (Written for Terrie Murphy)....................644
Our Great God....................645
Love and Death....................646
Friend and Foe....................648
Spiritual Beauty....................649
People and their Money....................650
When....................650
Good Things....................650
Devil's on the Roam....................651
This World....................651
The World Situation....................652
Choice....................653
Way....................654
Advice....................657
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Stanley to Kaitlyn

    There was a fire. Natalie, Sunny, Jasmine, and all of Twilights kits died. We could move home to cute cats all results.

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    Posted April 11, 2012

    Natalie

    Natalie carrys the three there.

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    Posted April 6, 2012

    Oreo

    *leaps on to the couch.* So I see you two lovebirds are working out just fine. Oh wait Im spoiling a romantic moment arent I? Im leaving, im leaving. *jumps off and goes out of the room.*

    Oreo

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    Shank

    Shank blushed. "No one was supossed to hear that..." He padded away.

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    This is the living room, it has two chairs, a couch by the wall, a brown carpet, and a flat screen T.V. It also connects to the kitchen and closet. The two chairs have a table between them, on this table is a white lamp.
    Love, Kaitlyn

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