A frightened young soldier in a strange land in the heat of battle; he was trained to fight but may not fully understand. He picks up his weapon and aims and fires at another soldier on the opposite side. But, each on opposite sides and at the end of weapons fires and shoots with intent to kill and wipe out each other’s ideal of how the world should be governed. But, someone has to fight so that the folks back home can remain free. The young man ultimately gives up his life for you and me.
Rest in peace dear warrior.
Your fellow veteran
Posted by TGP on May 6, 2013
Friendships are like the silver lining within a cloudy sky.
It’s the gently wipe of a teardrop from one’s eye.
A nice warm embrace of a hug
Similar to the sun rays bouncing on one’s face
On a cool winter’s day.
Posted by TGP on April 24, 2013
The sky is true blue
My feelings for you
Run parallel thru
My heart skips a beat
When I think of you.
Posted by TGP on April 19, 2013
Friendship means that someone means you well and has your best interest at heart.
Even a stranger sometimes can make your day and give you a lift by being kind.
I don’t like selfish people and people that are all about themselves.
I guess I am a bit of a loner, but it feels nice to be in the company of kind and caring people sometimes.
I read an article once that said friendships are becoming more strained in modern society
and people when asked say that they have fewer friends and confidantes.
I do have a few people that I have known for 20+ years that I talk to on a regular basis, but I rarely ever see them.
Posted by TGP on April 17, 2013
Have you ever put one in your mouth?
Isn’t it just dried leaves wrapped in white paper?
Do you use matches or a lighter?
Is it easy to set it on fire the first time?
Are you inhaling deeply into your lungs?
What does it taste like?
Have you tried blowing smoke rings?
What does your head feel like now?
How much will you pay for them and for the health of your lungs?
Where do you put it out when you are finished smoking it?
How do you, your clothes and surroundings smell?
Is it really wise to smoke cigarettes?
Posted by TGP on April 12, 2013
Keep on giving
Keep on living
The more we give
The more we live
I am going to make the rest of my life
The best of my life
Live is good
But food is great
Life is sharing with your true love
I share because it comes from above
What is my purpose in life
When it is nothing but strife?
Life gets hard but it can be beautiful
That’s what I have learned
The one best thing that I know is that my life is worth showing
Life is like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get.
Posted by TGP on April 8, 2013
Begin your day with thanks and prayerful praise
Look around you and up to the sun’s rays
Do not despair if it is a gray day
Because in your heart love will stay.
Posted by TGP on April 3, 2013
He said to them, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”
They were deeply grieved and asked, “Is it I Lord?”
Answering, “He who dips his hand with Me in the bowl is the one.”
Woe to him for it would have been better if he had not been born.
Judas asks Him, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi.”
“You have said IT yourself.”
So the time came for the betrayal.
Judas, after receiving the 30 pieces of silver, brought the chief priests and Elders to seize Him.
By a kiss, did Judas signify His Lord.
And they seized Him and took Him away.
Thus, the scriptures were fulfilled.
But Judas, seeing they condemned Him, felt remorse.
Throwing the silver onto the temple floor, he fled.
Posted by TGP on March 22, 2013
Fly robin fly, up up to the sky
I’ve helped you mend your broken wing.
You have shown me you are great.
This has been an escape for me;
Fly robin fly, up up to the sky.
Posted by TGP on March 15, 2013
I myself and me
Are the best of friends
One’s best kept secret
is kept by yourself.
Me, I have known the best
And the rest I would say are friends of mind.
Posted by TGP on March 13, 2013