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Friday, June 08, 2007
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Children are the gift of God.

Play it again Maestro, as you lead nature's symphony in an eternal chorus of springtime's rejuvenation,

Lord:your ways are beyond my simple understanding in such a vast place where home is a picture;

Many men have prayed to be tossed back to the place they began for a second chance.

To place their standard in a home they had mocked before finding that heart was needed,

To seed a place that appeared to be dismal: but in reality the pioneer spirit is heeded;

Taking charge of the streets where children can roam safely unimpeded in playful bliss.

Kissing the suns sweet rays as the cool breezes of generations cast a perfect frame on picnics,

Sharing a caring hand that commands the attention  of neighbors who look for guidance;

When their reliance on cash rather than significant others was lost along the way.


A new chain of meaning sounds a ringing of forged brotherhoods compliance,

Where color of the skin or ownership of land has no mark of moral success;

Yet: today there are still those who suppose success is a mark of letters.

Fettering a hint that life is more than substance: owning more is not a mark of being better,

For consider the birds of the air or the trees : both get an abundance of nourishment ;

Decorated in many colors of green foliage: their feathered wings and many branches brush the sky.

While men and women fight for that last line of new clothing made with some sweat shops spite,

With ghosts of kids harnessed as forgotten machines instead of enjoying learned books;

Where hopes of adventure and blue sky can mesmerize the innocent heart of those seeking truths elixir.   


Oh teach them truth and raise up that standard of youths great grace,

Keeping pace with the time and seasons that repeat a forgotten history of chance;

Choosing to lead a nation in truth and justice for the sake of One Nation under God.

Indivisible in the spirit of helping each other to accomplish the building of a capital of Loves romance,

By turning around to face the pasts new beginnings when quality of life was measured by happy smiles;

Attached to a fullness of life planted with a tasting of the fruit of children who nourished your heart.

Sparking a domino effect that  reflected in the happy cries of towns crowded with a harmony of growing,

A pearl of great price that could never fade or decay with rusted gluttony,

For this place could be overflowing with the cup of everlasting providences grace.    


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/16/2007
These thoughts are the reason I loved the show "Little House on the Prairie" so much. Neighbor helped neighbor without thought of gain, and family was more important than money. This is an excellent write, filled with longing for the way life used to be. So many advancements (progress?) have clouded what is truly important in life. I love the beginning of this piece, because you point out the regret that many have later in life - after all their purity is lost to this crazy world.

Reviewed by Jerry Engler 6/14/2007
Great thoughts one after the other, Larry. It seems we have lost so much in our society, but as you point out, it's attitudes. We can begin again, one person at a time...Jerry
Reviewed by . . (Reader) 6/9/2007
It is the fact that common bonds ties us all together. The simpliest of pleasures become our greatest treasures as we travel life. Very good writing here. I enjoyed reading your verse.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/9/2007
A wonderful write...I always try to instill life skills within my classroom and my students. They always seem to enjoy learning about the simple things in life, and the activities that I grew up with, such as making mudpies, exploring and creating my own adventures from bits of this and that, not from a computer, television, or games. The simple things in life are often forgotten as time passes as are the simple life skills that we were taught but are necessary. Education is very important, but so is good common sense and life skills. Enjoyed this much!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 6/9/2007
Nice write. Many things to reason. I wish they would throw so much of the garbage out of children's early school lessons and teach life skills instead. Hope your fish live in better water the most here for if it's not the mercury content is to high inland it's always something that makes one not want to eat the fish. I do miss the shore for that, good fish. Lady J
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/9/2007
For this place could be overflowing with the cup of everlasting providences grace.

It truly could be, if only we allowed it to happen. And the children of today are truly the only hope for tomorrow.

Quite a powerful piece, Larry.
Reviewed by Theresa curnow 6/9/2007
A great peice of poetry Larry. I really enjoyed it a lot. And is that a fishing rod in your hand? I used to fish, haven't in a while but its very relaxing, love Theresa.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/9/2007
Since 1776 many fought and died trying to preserve the works of the Maestro against those that will have none of it.
Chaos and anarchy aren't the Maestro teachings, good moral and orden are, and many, in their arrogance, are building within themselves a new babel tower and forgetting to take care of Nature.
Reviewed by H Cruz 6/8/2007
Nice peice. :)
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/8/2007
Enjoyed this very much Larry...

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/8/2007
Very beautiful writing as always,Hugssss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/8/2007
a very thoughtful and inspiring write-you choose your words well-
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/8/2007
This is a beautiful poem, filled with hope, grace, and strength. Thank you, Larry.

All the best,
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/8/2007
An outsanding write Larry

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 6/8/2007
This is an amazing piece of work!

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