AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Ron Cox, iVaughn Aiken, iJennifer Chase, iKeith Wright, iFrances Seymour, ial squitieri,sr, iPatricia Hilliard, i

  Home > Holidays > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

JMS Bell

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 249 Titles
· 3,432 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jun, 2009

JMS Bell, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Pastor's Inferno
by Joseph Langen

A Catholic priest seeks redemption after sexually abusing a teen...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
A Spiritual Journey, by Dr Audrey Coatesworth
by Audrey Coatesworth

This poetry book by Dr Audrey Coatesworth gives insight into the spirit world - and the poems describe many journeys, both actual and in metaphores into the realms beyond..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Holidays)
  1.  Woman Found with Heart Missing
  2.  Happy Easter From Valentino
  3.  Flanagan's Luck And Green Fishnets
  4.  First Monday in September (Haiku)
  5.  Portrait of a Savior
  6.  Christmas Vision
  7.  Walking the beach on Christmas...
  8.  A Confusing Weekend
  9.  A Christmas Treasure
  10.  Christmas Waits
  11.  Reimagining The New Year
  12.  Halloween
  13.  Christmas Peace
  14.  The Old Hippy Dippy Reindeer
  15.  Eternal Holiday...
  16.  Beautiful Boy Child
  17.  Christmas Sadness
  18.  A Beasty Boy Christmas
  19.  Belsnickle 'ole Yuletide
  20.  They Give Far More Than They Receive





Happy Birthday, My Friend
by JMS Bell

Sunday, July 04, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by JMS Bell
•  A MIDNIGHT GIFT
•  You Still Love Me
•  STRENGTH IN THE STORM
•  TU-LIPS
•  TAKE HIM OUT OF THE BOX!
           >> View all 225

I told myself that this year, there would be no 'Independence Day' Inspiration because, last night I picked up pen and paper, wrote a few words then stopped, tore it up and started again and stopped again. But, as always, God had other plans. Today, after I came home from church, these words came from the Inspirer...


Just a note to let you know

I appreciate your shores...so

***

I am grateful God...deemed

that in this land I should be born

It could have been some other place

where 'Liberty' is trashed and torn

///

Many have come to your doors

and you've opened them wide

Sometimes for this you've paid  a hard price

but your 'Freedom'...still abides

***

I know you've been around a while

you've been battered...showing wear and tear

But I want to say,  even with your imperfections

I am so proud of you...and still...care

///

Every day...

no matter what your condition or weather

I thank God for His sweet Mercy and Grace

which brought you and I...together

***

With much love, that will never end...

Happy Birthday, My Friend

 

 

 

 

1Thess  5:18

copyright7/4/2010jmsbell/edited7/3/2012

 

 

JMS Bell, author/poet
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/22/2012
A very nice tribute to our country. We are so lucky to live in a place wher freedom abides...Mary Grace
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/9/2012
beautiful write. BTW red is a colour that is hard on those with weak eyes.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 7/6/2010
Very well written Joyce. God bless this wonderful land we live in, America! May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/5/2010
Splendid write, Joyce!God Blessed America!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 7/5/2010
Beautiful! I love it, and I love my country the way you do. God Bless America!!!!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/5/2010
Very sweet write, and tribute to your country, Joyce. Well done!

Anna
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 7/5/2010
Beautiful, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, indeed!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/5/2010
Nothing beats than seeing the American flag waving on my Swedish balcony Home Sweet Home flying to me.

Georg

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 7/5/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Judges 7/5/2010
Fine work, Joyce
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/5/2010
Simply excellent, Joyce. God bless.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/5/2010
I think the simplicity of these words wishing our country a happy birthday is priceless, Joyce. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your den sister Barbie
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/4/2010
Joyce, I have lived in Europe for over ten years now....31/2 in the UK and 61/2 in Italy....and although both places are beautiful, I can, in all honesty say, that we, as Americans are truly blessed. Beautiful writing, Joyce.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 7/4/2010
Very well done Joyce. A lovely way to celebrate this special day in the life of our country.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/4/2010
well said
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/4/2010
Joyce,
Well penned, thanks for sharing.
Nicole
Reviewed by Andy Turner 7/4/2010
Indeed, still a baby nation, or early preteen. A culture will develop over the next 1000 years. Or faster if it could learn from the indigenous peoples.

Indeed, Canada is blessed to be in the commonwealth, giving it a balanced mature view ever since 1812 when it kicked the new yanky ways out.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/4/2010
An apt and timely offering, Joyce. Me (in Canada) and you (in the U.S.A.) are fortunate to live where we do. Love and blessings,

Regis
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 7/4/2010
Beautiful tribute, well done, Joyce.



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.