Recent Reviews for J. Allen Wilson
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 6/11/2009 8:42:42 AM|
I am so glad that you were able to put your experience down on paper for others... I have watched your journey through loss and grief and have gained strength from a distance. I have no doubt that many others will gain strength from reading your account. A fitting tribute to your life with Leah...
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 6/10/2009 11:12:41 AM
Allen, my words are few right now..but my heart is full to overflowing....I admire you immensely for having done what I am still struggling to do...to write an account that is worthy of my husband's life...and death. The above is so sensitively written and yet so utterly powerful...Right now I am lost for words as the emotion has taken over..Many Blessings...Diana
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 5/1/2009 10:20:52 AM
J. this is beautiful "Glimpse OF an Angel"
Sent chills throughout J. heartfully felt dear one.
I know this will bring some peacefulness upon you.
Although utterly sad what you did and how you treated her at her hour was beautiful.
Surely wish you what your heart so needs and craves. You surely seem to be a wonderful man that I have observed throughout the years.
It is a relief to know that perhaps this is a cleansing time for you now.
All blessings to you J and do take care, as I sit here with a lump in my stomach from the thoughts (vision) and the entirity of this work there is still peace that I sense that comes along with what I have read, observed throughout the years of you through your writes. All is well, all is well I think this is the best that you could have ever thought of doing by way of honoring.
In peace and love,
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 5/1/2009 7:49:41 AM
I, too, have been moved to tears - many times - by the courage it took to relive your worst nightmare in verse - I want this book. I'm so glad you are honoring Leah by giving her story to the world, to let others know they aren't alone. Well done.
(((((HUGS))))) love and continued prayer, Karla. *tears*
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 4/26/2009 12:42:03 AM
Powerful I am going to have to get this book!
In Christs Love
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 4/1/2009 4:57:46 PM
You are such an inspiration to all of us here, we walked the journey with you thru Leah's illness, and thru her passing, keep sharing the gift God has given to you, Faith, Hope, and Love, Looking forward to this wonderful book to be released, I know thru leah's Spirit you have become a strong man, and a blessed comfort to others who may or have walked in your shoes, Take Care, Blessing to you and yours Valerie
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 3/31/2009 9:47:28 AM
As Leah was a brave woman...you also are a brave man. You shared a love that was whole, unconditional and all encompassing. May you find peace as Leah has. Others who read this book will learn about what Love is supposed to be.
Carry on my friend,
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 3/31/2009 3:55:48 AM
what a journey you have travelled and in sharing that journey, Leah is honored as well as the love you two shared
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 3/31/2009 3:01:56 AM
So powerful...so moving
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 3/31/2009 12:00:29 AM
I listened to this just after it happened & cried & now I am reading it and cryng again as I can bet you do or did throughout the writing of your new book...I hope this book helps others but most of all I hope it helps you, friend Al...Find Peace as Leah did, Ed
Glimpse OF An Angel (Book) - 3/30/2009 9:02:23 PM
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 12/21/2008 6:35:00 PM
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 12/19/2008 9:48:52 AM
AL - CONGRATS! 1ST VISIT HERE -
READ MATLACK'S - DERANGED - SAW PHOTO - SEARCHED YOUR NAME - AND HERE AM I.
WILL RETURN WHEN TIME ALLOWS. TOM.
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 8/15/2008 6:57:52 AM
I will be back to buy this book! Yes, our deeds count in the time when we go to the real world, cause this world is the illusion. "That theory would be nice if only I can prove it!" :) We carry over all of our personality traits to the other side so we might as well improve ourselves now so we can have a better afterlife.
Before Darkness Falls (Book) - 6/22/2008 2:31:47 AM
I have Whispers of the Heart, and it astounds my own hearts core!
His touch of life is simply adored!
I must have this!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple PaSSion Lady Shexooo
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 12/2/2006 8:42:13 PM
They sound great Al- Both of your books do -
I plan on getting BOTh!
YOU and your Spirited Wife~
Enjoy! Your Blessed Holidays ahead~ In PEACE, Love, Health and JOY! around every corner you turn! in 2007! and beyond~
I started following / tracking you, when I read 2 of your poems and your Bio!Good luck to your wife with her Talents too! :)
Before Darkness Falls (Book) - 3/11/2006 6:24:47 AM
In the introduction to this book, the author asks the reader to join him in pondering this thing we call 'life' through his poetry.
I've just completed this journey, and it was well worth every page. J.A. Wilson's poems cover all aspects of life, both the light and the dark, both the hope and the despair, both the joy and the sorrow, and perhaps, you, too, will see something of your own life in these pages.
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 2/23/2006 7:27:19 PM
Congratulations My Friend! I'm anxiously waiting to read this.
All our love and more
Tracey and Gang 43xoox(c :)
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 9/5/2005 8:27:33 AM
Super congrats Al hope you continued success. Felix
Whispers Of The Heart (Book) - 9/4/2005 8:30:33 PM
Congratulations Al (& Leah) on this your second book on the market...Rufuz wants to write one, but well, he is a bit lacking in self-confidence, kinda like his dad...either way we wish you good luck in this endeavor...Ed & Rufuz
Before Darkness Falls (Book) - 12/5/2004 12:36:19 AM
Inspirational and Awakening. Above all Love, Faith, Hope, Courage.
I'll be waiting by the mail box. : )
Before Darkness Falls (Book) - 10/24/2004 1:23:25 PM
This looks like a book that I could read and recoment to others. It takes a person who has gone through exeperiences to write about them.
The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star (Short Story) - 11/25/2011 8:35:56 PM
Sniff,sniff. I love happy endings.
The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star (Short Story) - 11/25/2011 4:27:13 PM
This story pulled me in and wouldnt let me go, just what I like from a story, thank you Allen for this one...
In Christs Love
The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star (Short Story) - 11/25/2011 6:34:18 AM
A well written, happy story...I do believe that wishes do come true...whenever and whatever they may be. Sometimes the road home is quite bumpy-
The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star (Short Story) - 11/24/2011 6:56:39 AM
Great story, Allen; very well written! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
“Ceremony of the Gift” (Short Story) - 6/1/2011 8:51:38 AM
"just misplaced by the spirit of despair..." what an incredibly deep and truthful statement. well done.
thanks for sharing
“Ceremony of the Gift” (Short Story) - 5/31/2011 1:19:49 PM
BRILLIANT, MY BUBBA! THE LORD IS USING YOU IN A MOST POWERFUL WAY..
PRAISE GOD, ONCE WE ARE REDEEMED, WE ARE "KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT", FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN!
“Ceremony of the Gift” (Short Story) - 5/31/2011 10:13:28 AM
Baby, thank for letting me be your voice of sweetness...Ive never been called that before...alot of other things but not that...but how can I not be sweet when you are so good to me...not just that, but you are good for me and I hope that I am for you too...this is so good...and so true in life, once you have accepted Jesus, no matter what befalls you, He will never leave you or forsake you...He will always be here for you and so will I...
Love you Mr Wilson
“Ceremony of the Gift” (Short Story) - 5/31/2011 5:36:16 AM
“Ceremony of the Gift” (Short Story) - 5/30/2011 10:28:03 PM
Wonderful story, Allen; very well penned! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers~
As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Love Letters From The Other Side (Short Story) - 2/26/2011 12:52:31 AM
I must read this in full now! It is something I have a belief in, and a great interest also...Fascinating stuff, and as always so beautifully written...
Best wishes, Diana...
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 2/8/2011 8:29:13 AM
A touching but beautifully penned story, Allen. I kept thinking: "Don't give up hope, Jimmy. Focus on Jesus." He did! Splendid write!
In His Love,
Flesh Of My Flesh (Short Story) - 1/30/2011 12:07:45 PM
Dear Mr. Wilson, I read your story,"Flesh of my Flesh and it brought me to tears. I lost my only brother to Cancer in 1991. He was thirty years old. I now am Power of attorney for my mother who is in the final stages of Alzheimers. I've seen mom slowly go down hill, I leave the nursing everyday with tears in my eye's asking God how much longer must this wonderful woman suffer. Your story has touched my heart. Thank you yours Truly fellow Author Garry E. Lewis
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 1/21/2011 4:11:40 PM
I hope this is fictional, Allen ...
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 1/21/2011 9:40:38 AM
At least you got us dying within a couple of days of each other, so I guess that's a good thing...I just hope when the time comes that we go together, I don't ever want to think of you having to go thru that alone again, I know how I found you and it would kill me to think of you in that shape again...
I love you, Mr. Wilson, I really do...
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 1/21/2011 8:43:44 AM
powerful stuff, thought provoking as well!
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 1/21/2011 7:30:58 AM
Powerfully penned, (((Allen))). Please say this is fictional ... the part of Jimmy loving and losing ... know the angels and demons are real. And the angels are winning. :)
(((HUGS))), love and prayer, Karla.
Twice Loved and Twice Left (Short Story) - 1/21/2011 7:19:02 AM
Very sad, but with a bright ending for Jimmy...e
The Daddy Long-Back Letters (Short Story) - 1/20/2011 9:27:37 AM
enjoyed the read
Train A Child In The Way He Should Go… (Short Story) - 5/21/2009 6:47:23 PM
A Boy and His Journey (Short Story) - 9/21/2008 2:39:33 AM
enjoyed the read
Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…PT. 2 (Short Story) - 8/13/2008 8:47:34 AM
Graham crackers and peanut butter~~~~NOT JUST FOR KIDS!:)
Thank you! Your gifted write, brought back many precious memories, of the 'special' times, that I shared with my Grandpa.
God Bless you,
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled."
A Boy and His Journey (Short Story) - 8/6/2008 7:35:19 AM
Great to keep you occupied from some of the worries you face now, by writing this bio. It is to be continued I hope. Interestingly positive to me.
A Boy and His Journey (Short Story) - 8/6/2008 7:31:02 AM
Wonderful writing, J. Allen; bravo!
(((HUGS))) and much love (and continued prayers), your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
The Death Of Josiah Johnson/ 2nd installment (Short Story) - 8/6/2008 6:48:48 AM
I like the language here. It sounds natural and you portray with vivd details.
A Boy and His Journey (Short Story) - 8/6/2008 6:32:07 AM
You are off to a good start here. This covers a lot of ground. Keep up the good work!
It Breaks My Heart… (Article) - 11/20/2012 8:19:09 PM
it is now the time for GIVING THANKS......I loved to read this for I see alot of me in it....THere are not enough people out ther like us who will give unselfishly to someone without thinking of what htey will get in return...YOU are BLESSED and will be rewarded in HEAVEN....THANKS
Its Only 50 Cents (Article) - 11/20/2012 8:12:55 PM
Gifts and the Parable of the Talents (Article) - 11/27/2011 3:25:38 PM
POWERFUL AS A LOCOMOTIVE CUTTING THROUGH THE MIDNIGHT FOG.. AND AS GENTLE AS A LAMB SETTLING CLOSE TO ITS MOTHER... SO, IS THE GIFT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN, MY BUBBA.
YOUR BUSINESSMAN FRIEND IS RIGHT, WRITING IS YOUR GIFT.. AND EVERY TIME YOU WRITE, YOUR GIFT BLESSES THOSE WHO READ IT.
AND I BLESS YOU IN THE BEAUTIFUL NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS THE CHRIST.
MUCH LOVE, MANY PRAYERS, Sis
ps> I pray Sparky has been revived..
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 6/29/2011 10:40:30 AM
Oh so sorry for your tremendous loss! But, as you know there's faith, hope and love...And the greatest of these as you've already declared is LOVE! Blessings...Frances
South Carolina’s Medicaid Travesty (Article) - 1/27/2011 2:56:27 AM
suppose most states will just fall in line, program after program no doubt will be cut including benefits to veterans who have served often bled and now can simply suffer.
Love and Second Chances; God’s Gift (Article) - 4/22/2010 1:27:03 PM
Outstanding write.. and a lesson well-learned, I'm pleased to say :).
Apart from Him,we can do nothing. In Him, we live and move and breathe and have our being. That is ultimate truth. People denying it, does not change it one jot or tittle.
I am blessed to know you, Allen - and happy for you and Jan.
Keep healing, Jan - and keep looking forward together.
Love and Second Chances; God’s Gift (Article) - 4/22/2010 11:15:16 AM
I thank God for sparing my life, for giving me a second chance to feel what true love is...Something I have only dreamed of, but have never felt from another before. Last night we watched our story, though there are lots of differences, Message in a Bottle...and after you went to bed I cried, but tears of joy, that I was spared and you are still here with me, beside me...And that you have declared your love for me...that I know without a doubt, that if anything happens to me, that I am loved and valued, wanted and needed...and I promiss to you that I will stay beside you forever, not only in this world, but for all of eternity...I hate having to wait til next year to be yours forever, but I understand why that weekend, and its gonna be so hard waiting...so please be patient with me...you know I can't stand waiting for anything...esp. now that I have found love and nearly lost my life...I want to know that when my time comes that I am yours 100%...no questions asked...sanctioned by God...
Thank you, Baby...I really, really love you...you are my everything...
Absolute Love (Article) - 3/15/2010 6:38:46 PM
Many have not been tested yet in this life and thus cannot understand that true love is unconditional and one does not have the option of looking after oneself when the committment that comes with love is required of you.They do not understand you have no choice and that you could not go on knowing you had not given your all.God knows and understands.His love for you is unconditional. Luke
Absolute Love (Article) - 1/2/2009 7:58:48 PM
I was just randomly searching on writings about "absolute love" and have found your article; I hope that your wife is fine since June 2008 when you have written about her. I hope that your own love made her well and sound!
Believe it or not, I had learned the Faith in God through "Absolute" Love and not vice-versa. This is how was "handed" to me and perhaps to you too.
As the absolute love can not be removed, destroyed or hidden; it will resist and endure everything despite someone’s will and resurface again through own remorse, in which case will be at least shared or perpetuated into something else like power of creativity or endless kindness.
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 12/28/2008 7:46:33 PM
I relate with this. When my ex-husband, who cheated on me and abused me left me for his first wife, I should have been able to close down my heart. I was angry with him, don't get me wrong! But I had all that love for him and I didn't know how to not love, or as you say, un-love.
Love is a gift given to us from God. It is a hard gift to take back. But over time and with the love of God, I did heal from the pain and rejection. Over time, I healed. I didn't unlove. That is how we move forward in life.
With healing, we have a chance to find another person to love. With bitterness, we just cast ourselves in our own iron bars and lose out on life.
Never give up on love because true love never gives up knocking at our hearts. Don't let other people's actions determine how often you give your love away.
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 12/27/2008 10:51:45 AM
Allen, I am so glad to have touched your life with some comfort. I can see you have really taken this article into your heart. I wish you all the comfort and love and understanding that you find peace and lightness soon.
Much love to you and God Bless you as you enter a new year,
Amber "V" Moonstone
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 12/27/2008 9:20:35 AM
There is no way to un-love. There is only the way to expand love....or like in my case...I tucked that special love away in my secret place...to be treasured forever. Now I have had to "decide" to let my heart find a spot for a new love...and to do my best to focus on just trying to be happy again. Period. Nothing will ever undo that first love...nor do I want to! I will keep praying for you, because you must move on. lindalaw
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 12/27/2008 2:14:16 AM
Leah will always be with you, and you need never, ever, ever un-love her. Quite the contrary. Even should you find another mate, your memories of Leah will remain alive and vibrant - and that's good and wholesome. The loss must be unbearable, and my heart goes out to you. But what beautiful memories you must have! Carry them with you always as irreplaceable treasure.
Unfortunately I do not feel the same way about Mr. Weatherford's whining.
How Do We Un-Love (Article) - 12/27/2008 1:40:53 AM
lovely, and so true
Absolute Love (Article) - 12/25/2008 10:10:46 PM
Trials in life - Our Lord Jesus knows about tough trials because He has been there and He cares about all our difficult trails in life.
Unconditional love, absolute love and agape love come from God. Jesus provides us with truth and true love while man trys to conquer and divide us. If we Focus on The Lord and we will have all the love that we need. I prayed for you today and I know God answers prayer.
Absolute Love (Article) - 9/20/2008 1:20:25 PM
Its Only 50 Cents (Article) - 9/20/2008 1:18:56 PM
Hope Revealed (Article) - 9/8/2008 6:49:33 AM
One of my favorite sayings I have heard about knowing our Savior came from a book I read a long time ago. It said something to the effect that the more you come to know the Savior, the more you realize how little you know...He is infinite and eternal.
You stated this beautifully. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
Absolute Love (Article) - 9/8/2008 6:29:12 AM
Golden rays of wisdom! If only... if only everyone in this world would love as you do!
It Breaks My Heart… (Article) - 7/24/2008 3:15:56 AM
Allen, you are shining in the Great Light of the Lord, though times are very hard, and the need is so overwhelming, The Good Lord is looking down at you and giving you power to survive, thanks for helping all of us, for we are all brothers and sisters, Take care, Love to read your works, Valerie
Absolute Love (Article) - 7/24/2008 3:08:25 AM
Your committment to your wife is as One, you will get thru this, God gives to us what we can handle, and you will make it thru, I loved reading this, Take care of the both of you, May God Bless You on the journey together, Hugs to you, Valerie
After The Attack On America (Article) - 7/10/2008 7:37:48 PM
United we stand, divided, we fall - so true - we've gone back to the pre-9/11 mentality, remembering only to forget - how tragic! An excellent, important write, Allen.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Absolute Love (Article) - 6/19/2008 6:34:43 AM
You are going through a trying time now. God seems to be testing you and keeping you thinking and the care you give your wife will be rewarded to you. I am sure it is your duty to do this, why would it be otherwise, you promised to love her in sickness and in health. I admire you for the courage to express your thoughts at this time and the courage to stay in love and go on taking care of her. Time will heal and you will be made whole too.
Its Only 50 Cents (Article) - 6/10/2008 4:36:02 PM
Call me next time, I will tell you how to pick the lock...;) Ed
Hope Revealed (Article) - 6/10/2008 4:32:41 PM
Reading this I think for yourself you have revealed HOPE just by writing it...Ed
Chasing Clouds (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 3:26:48 AM
Chasing Clouds (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 5:17:06 PM
Beautiful, sad and true.
"So many now I’ve seen give up the ghost,
Leaving those left behind;
Saddened, bewildered and wondering why."
A Death Sentence And The Third White Cross. (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 11:47:02 AM
I'm very sorry for the loss of your precious Callie, Bubba..[BIG HUGS]. The recent (May 21, 2012) loss of JadeBelle, our own beautiful 18-yr. old American Longhaired Calico, still stings our hearts. Joe was her "Dada", too.
Like Callie, she was rescued. Jade(named for her huge almond-shaped green eyes)was snatched from an abusive man at just 4 weeks old, by our daughter, when the man tried to drown her in a pool, after several other foiled attempts - like the train tracks!! So I really understand the deep affection and the relationship that results, no matter how long, or short, our season with them is. What matters is that our love changes their lives..
As you know, the reward of their love in return, is almost unspeakable. How sad... most pets give love away far better than the humans ever do. :(
May the LORD bind up the wound in your hearts. ^ ^
Love you, Sis
A Death Sentence And The Third White Cross. (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 10:30:34 AM
It was so good that you could give Callie a little bit of the good life before her illness took her.
A Death Sentence And The Third White Cross. (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 7:48:17 PM
A wonderful poetic tribute to a unconditional loving pet. I don't know what to do when our pets leave the planet. I am trying not to notice that they are not getting younger and are slowing down way too fast. I try not to think that one day they will be gone. It's like the loss of a child. God knows we love them.
Peace, love and Christ blessings,
John Michael Domino
A Death Sentence And The Third White Cross. (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 3:13:50 PM
God bless your broken heart and thank for posting such a beautiful memoriam. Our pets are like our children and I can totally relate to every word you wrote. Well done!
A Death Sentence And The Third White Cross. (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 12:26:10 PM
Well done, sorry for your loss
In Christ's Love
I can’t do a damn thing but move on thanks to the POLIDICK‘s. (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 9:13:22 AM
I'm with you on this one. The rich puppet masters tied up in international (not American) profit-making certainly have a hold on Congress and a “let them eat cake” attitude. A large percentage of their wealth creation creates no real value and some of it is very destructive to the environment… pedaled off as “progress.”
I do believe that the current generation of high school and college graduates with no prospects except to live in their parents' houses without paying rent will rise up before too long if nothing is done to improve their lot. My nieces and nephews are finding good jobs, but they are in the minority and do not find them easily like we did.
I can’t do a damn thing but move on thanks to the POLIDICK‘s. (Poetry) - 9/26/2013 2:54:35 PM
...and those on welfare, u know who some of them are, do thank you for working hard to support them...e
I can’t do a damn thing but move on thanks to the POLIDICK‘s. (Poetry) - 9/26/2013 12:52:53 PM
A Mothers Love (Poetry) - 9/26/2013 11:11:19 AM
My mother came from a day and time, without a college education, but a fine high school one at that, that the only jobs she could get were cleaning lady, factory laborer, or waitress.
It's sad to hear that a woman with a college education today who may be the head of her household still can only work as a waitress because of the times.
In any event, it's obvious from your praise, that she is a mother to the Maxx. My mother was and still is.
A Mothers Love (Poetry) - 9/26/2013 2:13:56 AM
Mika - Our Childrens Future (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 10:56:56 AM
You're never premature with praise. Mika is a lucky young lady to have known your poetry.
Mika - Our Childrens Future (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 5:27:49 PM
Another nicely written little piece for a nice sounding young lady...e
Leah, Just One Question; Do Angels Cry? (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 1:16:47 AM
A wonderful poetic tribute to an angel.
Of all the books written about Heaven lately and friends with confirmed experiences I firmly believe that Heaven is just a dimension away.
Someday we will all find out and will live with our loved ones forever.
Peace, Love and Heavenly Blessings,
Leah, Just One Question; Do Angels Cry? (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 7:58:47 AM
I have no idea if angels cry or not. But I can see you crying out for all that you have lost in all that you have gained.
Scars can remind us…In Memory of Leah (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 3:06:24 PM
I'll have to try a different browser for the links.
Though this poem is in remembrance of your bloody dreadful lose.
I find it upbeat and fresh and so full of appreciation for the great times you had on this temporal coil. And accept that beauty and pain are one of the same prices love exacts from us.
Of course you'd become unglued, those that don't are hard of heart.
In losing Dad, my Niece, aunty, and mum being quadriplegic from a stroke a month ago, as well as losing wife and son a fair few years back. I can admire you strength and inner peace. ..."peace be still..."
Super news about Jan, it's Jan-tastic. Your faith - so strong - can only be a blessing to Jan.
Scars can remind us…In Memory of Leah (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 9:29:28 AM
I went back and viewed the videos. I really enjoyed Sweet Angel. Is that your voice and music on the video? It's very good.
So sorry you lost your hard drive with so many works and memories on it. I lost my autobiography to a bad data transfer to a new computer so I know how it feels.
I also lost a good friend at work who had pancreatic cancer… Most devastating. Even more devastating to find out that your new wife had a similar problem… Thankfully resolved.
Scars can remind us…In Memory of Leah (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 6:25:42 AM
poignant read, cannot believe it is already 5 years.
prayers as always
This Fragile Heart of Mine (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 12:15:20 PM
May you loved one fully recover and may you grow old together forever.
Peace and Grace of the Lord be with you both,
This Fragile Heart of Mine (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 6:53:26 AM
Hopefully, as Ed has already stated, the operation will not be very intrusive and a success, so that you can both get back to your happy life together soon.
Surgery saved my life last December, so I know the feeling.
This Fragile Heart of Mine (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 12:34:38 AM
Blessings and thoughts for you and Jan. God be with you.
This Fragile Heart of Mine (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 5:43:05 PM
Al, you know I will have her and u in my prayers and daily meditations, but you should know that gall bladder removal is nothing now a days...mine was taken out with emergency surgery and since I have been there...regards the pancreas I don't actually know, but so many surgeries that were not performed twenty years ago are now done everyday and done without incident...get some rest, Al, you look in your picture from the previous posting with a sheet over you, that you need it...Ed
This Fragile Heart of Mine (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 4:11:58 PM
Jan will be in my prayers. You and Jan are a beautiful love story, Allen. God bless you both.
Love and blessings,
Peggy Sue, oh Peggy Sue (Poetry) - 8/14/2013 3:39:52 AM
very nice indeed
Peggy Sue, oh Peggy Sue (Poetry) - 8/13/2013 8:32:58 PM
Yes, Buddy Holly came to mind. Nice to hear a story behind the song!
Peggy Sue, oh Peggy Sue (Poetry) - 8/13/2013 6:23:25 PM
Excellent, Al...glad to see you and Jan got out and tripped the light fantastic for a change...sounds like a good time had by all...e
Peggy Sue, oh Peggy Sue (Poetry) - 8/13/2013 4:15:33 PM
A fine reverie on that point in the road where nostalgia meets newborn energies in a relentless quest for an endless vista of tomorrows that ring as true if not truer than yesterday... may you be blessed with the goodness and peace and power to thrive that makes life as meaningful as this memorable poem certainly is!
Glad to have you on my most-like-to-read list!
Peggy Sue, oh Peggy Sue (Poetry) - 8/13/2013 5:26:20 AM
I was immediately reminded of the Buddy Holly song. Your friend was probably named because her mother and father love that song.
My dance partner just retired but she's still dancing professionally and hopes to get on America's Got Talent. Oh how I miss dancing… Especially with her.
Life Is (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 6:26:27 PM
What John said...excellent write, you are getting better in your old age...e
Life Is (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 1:05:32 PM
This is your BEST poem to date.
My favorite part follows:
"Yet the beauty of life lies within this cycle
That our Lord God has made for our eternal plan.
Though we shall fade and we shall die,
If we trust in Him, we're surely like unto the flowers of spring,
To be born once again."
Amen my friend...
Life Is (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 5:21:01 AM
he is good and you have won
So It’s The ‘Jersey Devils’ Birthday. ‘Eddie M.’ (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 9:40:04 AM
He spends his days in a reefer filled haze,
He is quick to spout and run off at the mouth,
Like unto a rat in a maze, with no way out.
Wow - you've really hit the mark with this marvelous Birthday Ode to the Old Jersey Devil.
So It’s The ‘Jersey Devils’ Birthday. ‘Eddie M.’ (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 8:53:58 AM
Youze a crazy old guy, must be the heat in SC, but I will forgive your indiscretion with regards my name, just this once...Thank you so very much for this wonderful though sometimes blurry account of my life...ED
My Body Is A Cage (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 11:09:32 AM
Anyone can use Hemingway's solution.
Missy - A Guide For All To See (Poetry) - 7/23/2013 3:51:23 PM
Another great write in the Logans Roadhouse series...e
My Body Is A Cage (Poetry) - 7/23/2013 3:48:57 PM
Keep the free verse coming as the only cage you are trapped in is that of life & the only way out of that life is death...not an alternative but an escape...but is it a better one...e
Missy - A Guide For All To See (Poetry) - 7/23/2013 7:13:07 AM
From your poem, I see that you see what she sees. [ see's? Like See's Candies?]
I know she will like it.
Times, They Are A ‘Changing. (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 8:58:10 AM
I'm not sure who is leaving who.
Times, They Are A ‘Changing. (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 9:19:11 PM
Hey guy, as long as you are still around to remind & keep memories intact, that will be all that I need...you'd better stay around, at least till I meet you...(might be sooner than you think...) e
Times, They Are A ‘Changing. (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 9:08:30 PM
Such a wonderful romatic poem written for a love who you will never forget and regret having to depart from. I enjoyed reading every verse and can understand why your heart will always remember. I Had a young butterfly once.
Amazing Grace (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 8:04:55 AM
You are indeed very lucky to have Jan come your way.
When I thought that I would never marry, Jan from my high school class came my way. I understood her perfectly, because she had much loss in her life. I needed her too, because of my creeping paralysis. She understood me imperfectly, and, after a brief, but wonderful honeymoon, she needed to free herself from me and my demons to address her own.
Jan has been replaced by a wonderful twenty year relationship. She was missed, but was not forever, like your Jan.
Thanks for sharing your happiness.
Amazing Grace (Poetry) - 7/6/2013 9:45:42 PM
Great poetic tribute to your loved one and to "Amazing Grace and Glory to the King of Kings". I actually had a like experience when my first wife died from cancer. About one year later, I met my second wife, Elizabeth, after much prayer. We have now been married over 25 years. I actually wrote a small book for her titled, "Prayer Poems for My Lover" but it can be purchased on Amazon as is appropriate for anyone who has a Christian spouse. My friend who is getting married bought one for a wedding give for his new bride and he loves the poetry. It's wonderful to be able to express love through poetry, it's a blessing.
Peace, love and blessings to you and yours,
I Hear The Night That Calls My Name (Poetry) - 7/6/2013 3:56:05 PM
The certainty of death is surpassed many times by the uncertainty of what it means. Well stated, J. Allen.
I Hear The Night That Calls My Name (Poetry) - 7/6/2013 11:17:47 AM
That's very strange… She pleads with me like this almost every day.
I Hear The Night That Calls My Name (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 9:20:33 PM
Write a book about yourself...
Then when you die leave one for all you know.
Just label it "Free Stuff About Me"
Then place it on their book shelf.
Amen my friend,
I Hear The Night That Calls My Name (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 1:19:05 PM
When the time is right I can say good bye but only if it was because the night time called. So many need the peace of knowing that the one's they leave are going to be okay without them. The celebration of life is what makes this possible. Good write and I am sure we will get new ones from you again soon.
You Don’t Know Me? (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 12:01:03 AM
Good imaginative write.
Peace, God's agape love, abundant blessings,
You Don’t Know Me? (Poetry) - 7/3/2013 12:11:21 PM
I'm glad you reposted it, because I missed it the first time. I didn't know you were related to Freud. Certainly brought out the psychoanalyst in you with this little piece. Yes, I like my imagination and like to let him run wild. It's those naughty little things I must do to write the great novel. Without being naughty, I'm afraid I'll never get there.
You Don’t Know Me? (Poetry) - 7/3/2013 2:52:16 AM
I have much fun with Imagination, some may say I have too much fun with it, but I am happy most times to enjoy a life of imaginary leisure, pleasure & non-reality...I like this one a great deal, Al, it shows a side to you that I have yet to have seen...e (now out to the hospital I go for tests...nothing imaginary about that I'm afraid)
Father’s Day 2013...The Butterfly (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 3:46:59 PM
I would have called and sent u a kiss, but I didn't think it would go over too well...LOL, e
Father’s Day 2013...The Butterfly (Poetry) - 6/18/2013 7:26:02 AM
We should all have a butterfly kiss us on Father's Day. What a wonderful reflection.
I too was blessed by seeing butterflies in the garden and getting a special kiss when she came home. For I do not have children but I am the father of everything around, even the butterflies in my garden, and that is enough.
After The Storm, Into God’s Light (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 9:36:21 AM
We didn't get hit too bad with all that weather...fortunately...glad you didn't either, for the most part...e
After The Storm, Into God’s Light (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 9:50:59 AM
That certainly was a beautiful picture of the aftermath of the storm that wrecked havoc from my brother's home near Madison Wisconsin all the way to the East Coast. The calm after the storm is always quite incredible.
It is quite ironic, but I happened on a picture that I didn't know I scanned and forgot that I took yesterday. My old color Kodak combined with age has rendered the photo so dark as to be almost uncorrectable by Photoshop, but it is a scene identical to the one in your picture here.
In August 1968, I flew my grandmother out to California, where we did a little touring and then I drove her back to Wisconsin for my vacation. We got a little behind, stopping at the Dinosaur National Monument and Rocky Mountain National Park, and the last day I drove 975 miles from Boulder to thick evening fog in southern Wisconsin where we had to stop for the night at a roadside rest stop. It had been terribly hot all day, so much so, that it fogged up my windshield as we cruised with the AC on at a 100 mph on Interstate 82 in my '66 Toronado.
We got up at dawn and made it home by midmorning. A terrible storm like the one yesterday came up soon after we got there. There were winds approaching hurricane force and trees down all over. I told everyone, “that it blew in with me from California.”
After the storm, I took the photo of the red sky accented with very black clouds and the sun trying to break through. I then took my younger brothers into town to survey the damage where I photographed an elm tree that had fallen into a two-story house and cut through like a paper cutter, landing on a bed that was unoccupied in midday. If you care to e-mail me (it's at my website at the end of all my poems) I can send you copies of those two pictures.
After The Storm, Into God’s Light (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 7:15:19 AM
"The storm was over,
The darkness had been cast away.
Deep down my heart cried soft tears
As I realized that the Lord God shall never cease to amaze."
How powerfully these words can minister to broken hearts and wounded spirits, Rev. Wilson! :) You should have bumper stickers made,, what a neat ministry that would be!
May we never become complacent about the awesomeness of our Creator!
Your poetry is a beautifully-limned reminder of that.. though I must admit, that standing less than 100' from #5 tornado in 1985.. provided me another side of His awesomeness.. the POWER of the Whirlwind! I was literally awestruck by it as I watched it spewing debris.. and frozen in place contemplating GOD's power, until my little daughter Shelley tugged hard on my arm begging me to come in with her.. "or you will die, Mommy!" Well, I did go in then - for her sake.. I placed 5 cats in my dryer, and then put her in the bathtub, placed a pillow over her head, and then laid myself over her..while I gripped my Bible and a wall painting of the head of Christ. I prayed. In minutes it was passed.. it had turned and gone up the hill, 200 yds. above us, and wreaked destruction there.. yet no lives were lost! And as I thankfully gathered my little girl from the bathtub and the cats from the dryer, I discovered yet another side of His might.. His PROTECTION.
Yes, life IS good, my Bubba, if we seek not the darkness, but just His Glory and Light.
For therein we find, yet another side of His greatness: His PEACE.
Thankful for the exquisite photography, and Thankful He always keeps you safe, my Bubba, Love Sis
PS> That same storm passed safely thru our Yankee Territory, too! :)
The Words I Have Written, What Do They Mean? (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 8:02:51 AM
Your words have spread out on the Internet and will reside on servers long after you may have wanted them erased. Whether or not the words are valuable, will be told by whether they are read and admired, or not. Our sympathy or empathy will make no difference. You have it in your heart to decide whether you want to keep writing or not. It is not a popularity contest. We cannot tell you to write or not. If writing is therapy and pleasing for you, write on. If not, don't.
The Words I Have Written, What Do They Mean? (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 2:56:42 AM
stay they have touched many
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 9:55:24 AM
Allen, I will save this one in my "library" to read again in the future. It is so beauty-filled, a reflection of who you are and your perspective.
God has taken the bitter experiences and woven them into a man of tender heart and loving soul.
The Laughter of Sadness (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 6:53:17 AM
I think bars are mostly filled with unhappy souls drinking to forget what they've lost. All the happy talk and joking is lost when the bar closes and they must go back to their lonely lives again.
The Laughter of Sadness (Poetry) - 6/9/2013 7:42:34 PM
"But most shall weep into the night unfulfilled and with their own demons to face alone..."
What a powerful line, Al...it says me in so many ways...this poem is a keeper, another great one by you, my friend...e
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:44:08 AM
I prefer revelations from your dreams.
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:36:34 AM
'Be still and know.. that I am God.'
Splendid, just splendid, my Bubba.
Love & BIG Hugs, Sis
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:40:21 AM
Hey, Al, since you are so tight with the BIG guy, could you ask Him to give me a hand if He can spare it with whatever He can give me a hand with...besides that, I like this one a lot, quite possibly the best you have ever done...e
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:07:19 AM
A powerful poem, yes my friend, God is good. He grants us each new day, 24 hours to fill. This poem is a keeper!
Revelations From God on a Rainy Summer’s Night (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 2:15:19 AM
every day is a wonderful new day granted enjoy each one
Serena (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 10:26:09 AM
I don't hang out in a roadhouse, either to drink or eat, although they have them here in rural areas that probably have a stable staff and clientele… I really wouldn't know.
Although I have been in contact with younger people and find that, what they lack in scientific and cultural knowledge, they make up for by social networking. They're communicative and resourceful.
Thank you for the tributes.
Serena (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 2:26:50 AM
it was a fine tribute to them all
Lindsay: A Teacher of Dreams (Poetry) - 5/29/2013 6:07:07 AM
Our children need good teachers, and I'm sure that Lindsay is one.
Lindsay: A Teacher of Dreams (Poetry) - 5/29/2013 2:23:03 AM
the teachers are special people indeed
From The Darkness To Light… (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 8:20:48 AM
So many women fall victim to the “bad guy” because he brings excitement to their otherwise boring lives. Unfortunately, that excitement turns to grief when they are abused and can't get free. When they do, they need to shout it to the hills and help others escape like they have.
From The Darkness To Light… (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 9:36:03 PM
Outstanding! God bless you my friend!
John Michael Domino
From The Darkness To Light… (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 5:45:51 PM
...good series, good writer, keep em' coming...e
Lost in the Mountains (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 3:53:58 PM
loved reading this--the waitress sounds like a great girl--I hope she joins the den and writes poetry :-)
Lost in the Mountains (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 6:31:07 AM
It probably wasn't, but it reads like a day trip in West Virginia. Oh, how hard it was to get home some nights after driving deep into the mountains. One time, tired and worn out, we arrived in Elkins and ate at a steakhouse. I don't remember the waitress. Another time, on a long trip with a friend, we arrived in Cleveland at a little diner. I was so tired I stared at my coffee. The kind waitress asked me what was wrong. I wanted to ask her for a date, but we had to make my cousin's place near Dayton by midnight.
The only waitress I remember that I knew something about her children was when I stopped at the counter one day and was waited on by my mother. Her children had many illnesses and one of her sons, the one at the counter, was paralyzed.
Lost in the Mountains (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 6:00:44 PM
You can't just eat at a restaurant, you have to psycho analyze your waitresses (sp?)...but a cute little story none the less...e
The Special Mother’s That Have Shaped Our Lives (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 4:56:04 PM
A wonderful tribute to all your special mothers!
Jan, I have a feeling you are another extraordinary mother--and wife!
The Special Mother’s That Have Shaped Our Lives (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 7:06:59 AM
"Humble yourself in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up."
I am deeply moved and truly blessed by your beautifully displayed Tribute, Miss Jan.. and honored to be counted among those whom you cherish.
I love all of you, too.. very much.
Thank You and May GOD Richly Bless Your Marriage, Mrs. Wilson!
The Special Mother’s That Have Shaped Our Lives (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 7:13:43 PM
Unique Poetic Mothers Day Blessing for many special moms on AD. Bravo!
Happy Mothers Day Blessing to All.
To Momma Inis (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 1:32:52 PM
Hear, Hear! What a lovely, lovely thing to do, my Bubba! A beautiful picture and a beautiful Tribute.. I'm sure dear Inis' heart was stirred, as it brought the winds of nostalgia directly to her door.. softly whispering, 'Happy Mother's Day, Momma.. You are so deeply loved by all.'
And that would include moi :)
Love & Blessings, Sis
Hope you are having a great Mother's day, too, Jan!
To Momma Inis (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 9:21:48 AM
I know she will love this very much.
To Momma Inis (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 10:00:52 PM
A great poetic blessing to a very special mother.
Happy Mothers Say!
To Momma Inis (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 5:53:50 PM
With that last name she definitely deserves to be blessed & having you for a son in law is the second reason she deserves all the blessings she can get, poor woman...Happy Moms day, Ms. Looney....e
The Forgotten (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 10:32:21 AM
“There but for fortune.” I love the ballad, “Eve of Destruction.” The more things change the more they stay the same. Clichés aside, you have struck a chord here. There is an invisible poverty in this country brought about by ignorance, disrespect, and neglect. The wealthy have turned a blind eye to the coming crisis of the neglected and impoverished.
I was 1Y and disregarded by the draft board after I became paralyzed––not very good fodder for the war machine––lost my macho. However, I never treated any veteran badly because of their part of the war even though some high school friends had encouraged me to enlist and join in the glorious effort they were involved in. One particular friend was very disillusioned when he came home. I've lost track of him. I did blame the war mongers who got us into that morass just like that more recent warmongers who got us in more recent conflicts over nothing except their own greed and ignorance.
We are not on the eve of destruction, but we sure treat people like they are.
The Forgotten (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 6:32:13 AM
My dearest Bubba.. this is so you.. so beautiful.. and made my heart ache.
The Scripture, 'There is nothing new under the sun', like all other Scriptures, is Truth.
We lived in Florida in the mid-to-late '70s. The homeless vets were there then.. and they still are. We tried to help everyone we met.. but soon discovered, it is impossible to help everyone.. short of praying for the LORD to send in others who will do the same.
The wisdom of the LORD surely spoke to you, and it IS the only answer to the dilemma. Jesus Himself said we would always have the poor with us. It is to give those of us who serve Him the opportunity to represent Him to the world, and serve others in His name, for as it is written, 'Whatsoever we do for the least of these, we do for Him.'
May Father GOD abundantly bless your giving.. telling their story is a huge act of love! And may everyone who reads this, continue in your vein of agape love and service to others in the Christ's name.
Love you, so proud of you, Rv. Wilson! :)) Sis xo
The Forgotten (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 2:10:37 AM
First of all, thank you for sharing your experience in Florida.
I live in Florida and yes I know the need for veterans.
Yes, you were in touch with God for sure.
I was in the USAF for 24 yrs. during Vietnam.
When I got out I went to help a homeless cause.
I met a friend who use to work in the USAF.
He was one of the sharpest troops in the force.
I praised him for helping with the cause.
He looked at me and said, "No, I am on the other side of the fence."
He and his family were victims of the system.
He lost his job, then his car, his home and he was struggling to keep his family.
Yes, I helped all I could that day but I also better understood life.
We can help one person along the way every day.
Yes, we can give them a rise, feed them a meal, buy them clothes or simply pray for them along the way.
If all would do the same as you there soon would be no poverty and no misery.
In fact, the rewards you reap for helping your brothers and sisters multiply 100 fold.
So you said it well my friend, "Some still wore patches and tarnished medals from a war long ago. ‘Vietnam Vets they were with no place to go. Yet throngs of tourist all in fine dress just casually passed them by."
If we would just help one person every day and not pass by our heroes we will all prosper as one nation under God once again.
The Forgotten (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 11:29:16 PM
I'm not rich, nor am I poor and for now I have a place to live, but I could be that man in the picture in a heartbeat, any of us could be, but what separates us I cannot say...it is for God to decide I suppose...e
Sarah...A Love for all things great and small (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:07:43 PM
Funny you should mention moving on as I am on that road myself...I cannot afford this site anymore and I would not expect anyone to sponsor me as the lowest membership (bronze) has been now cancelled...time to become a reader here and move on to greener pastures...we'll talk, Al...e
Sarah...A Love for all things great and small (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 10:51:50 AM
Everyone likes a poem about them, and Sarah is no exception.
I hope you don't give up the ghost too soon. Many will miss you from the den.
The Grasshopper, The Bird, The Cat and The Dog! (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 10:22:15 AM
Great little fable. The truth is everything dies--mostly eaten. Make sure you eat road kill before more critters die trying. ;-)
The Grasshopper, The Bird, The Cat and The Dog! (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 4:39:45 AM
Awesome tale. There is a lesson here. Regardless of the consequences we should always do the right thing.
The Grasshopper, The Bird, The Cat and The Dog! (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 11:44:26 PM
Didn't know you had any humor in you but I guess with that face u got, looking in the mirror every morning you GOT to have some sense of humor...;-) e
Tara The Summer Breeze (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 7:20:23 PM
Wonderful tribute to Tara. I hope somehow she reads this.
Tara The Summer Breeze (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:37:23 AM
I wonder if Tara knows that you have immortalized her in this little description. A lifetime ago, my cousin named his only child, Tara.
When my niece was in college she worked as a waitress in a Big Boy right off the main highway. My brother told me where she worked, so I dropped in one day as I passed through on a 1000 mile trip. She wasn't around when I first sat down. Another waitress came to give me the menu. When Kelley appeared from the back of the restaurant, two guys at a table near mine piped up and called for her, calling her, “Sunshine.” That attitude got her lots of tips and now she is manager of a sales force covering five states. I'll bet that some of her customers can't wait to hear her cheerful voice on the phone, or better yet, in person with her smile and sparkling eyes.
Tara The Summer Breeze (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 3:50:07 AM
she should hear this
The Gate Keeper (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 2:44:21 PM
I used to be "the Gatekeeper" of several taverns when I was much younger and know what he has to go through nightly...you have given him a look of a Knight in shining armor...e
The Gate Keeper (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 9:06:41 AM
This is an interesting series. Doing homage to fellow tavern travelers. From my viewpoint, not much of that going on here in hellhole Houston.
The Butterfly (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 8:15:06 PM
We spent our Easter Sunday at Logans Steakhouse in Anderson and Emily, our waitress, made our day so special with her beautiful smile and amazing personality. But then every time we go there everyone treats us like family...
A Flower Blooms Amongst A Field Of Tares (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 8:12:47 PM
Second in a new series of poems/short stories of our favorite eating place...
This is another one of the friendly people of Logan's Roadhouse in Anderson where we find ourselves going nearly every Sunday for a late afternoon lunch. This is Kayla and like all the friendly staff, always has a beautiful smile and will stop and talk to us whether we sit at her table or anothers. How can you not help returning over and over, when you are treated like family (and the steaks and all the rest of their menu is great)...See ya'll next week and Lucas, you're next....LOL
BTW...Should I be jealous that you have your picture taken with a different pretty lady every week...Just joking ya'll, I took the shot...LOL
A Flower Blooms Amongst A Field Of Tares (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 8:13:03 AM
Kayla appears to be a great inspiration for your poetic mind.
The Butterfly (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:14:09 PM
Someone like this is a true blessing...Bob-
The Butterfly (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 7:34:06 AM
A sweet dedication to a sweet girl.
The Butterfly (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:40:54 AM
Every word a delight!
The Butterfly (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:35:18 AM
such a fine tribute to her
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:23:52 PM
Wonderfully expressed poetry!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Peace, love, joy and hope of the Lord be with you!
John Michael Domino
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 5:58:14 AM
It's eerie how little faith there is in the world now..
even though Christ walked among us in the flesh over 2000 years ago, and it is well-documented, besides the Bible. Do you remember? He even asked, "Will I find faith when I return?"
The Good News is, It's just another sign of His soon return to gather us to Himself, hallelujah!
Thank You for your continuing boldness to speak what the LORD is revealing to you, Bubba, in prophetic visions. He is pouring out His spirit on all flesh, according to His word, and we both know He NEVER lies.
Take comfort, Bubba, in that you have done your part.. now let those who have ears TO hear.. hear.
Like yourself, it is my fervent prayer they do so..that none should perish.
We must continue to serve GOD and not man,, may the words of our lips and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight, O' LORD!
Well done, Good and Faithful Servant, Amen.
Love and blessings, Sis
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 2:50:14 PM
I hope your pessimistic view herein does not come about & yes I know the world is suffering and we all need to do something about that suffering...I think every one is doing their best...what else can we do...e
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 9:35:38 AM
You present a pessimistic view of life, with a Christian spin on it, often expressed in the past. However, the facts just don't bear out your fears. In spite of the terrorist act of 9/11 and two wars since involving Great Britain and the United States, the world is generally a better place, and much better off than much of the twentieth century when hundreds of millions died in two world wars and the world was held hostage to nuclear annihilation for over forty years.
I rest well knowing that the future will be better than the past. Of course we will have to act on our problems, now both seen in real time from multiple sources, and both countered in real time with real, positive, solutions. A good example is the good work that Mr. Ed and so any others like him, are doing.
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 9:22:01 AM
nicely phrased, reminds me that our life is a vapor and when called home we will be a sweet incense to God..Bob-
Life is But a Vapor (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 4:59:53 AM
thank you for this well written piece
The Second and Last Golden Cross (Poetry) - 3/23/2013 11:41:00 AM
Prayer, a sweet incense, when offered up in faith, incircles the throne of God... I lost my wife 15 years ago.. Bob-
The Second and Last Golden Cross (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 10:13:50 AM
Two heartfelt stories of great loss. A wonderful young lady I worked with, recently happily married, befriended me and began to share many thoughts about her life and her future. She had just passed the test to be a court recorder and would leave the medial job she with with the University. I wondered how she lost so much weight. Suddenly, her big boss promoted her to sit at her administrative meetings. Two months later she died of pancreatic cancer. I was the last to know.
The Second and Last Golden Cross (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 9:13:08 AM
You're a good man, Charlie Brown...those crosses mean a great deal to you but they will mean more to those two that you gave them too...e
Life In The Hood - My Neighborhood, That Is… (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 9:46:40 AM
Time to move to Florida, to open that business we discussed...sell your house to anyone or everyone, just get out while you still can...e
Life In The Hood - My Neighborhood, That Is… (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 7:57:49 AM
Urban neighborhoods are constantly changing. Mine has changed much in thirty years. The most dramatic change I've seen is near where I worked. It went from being the kind of “hood" to an area where property values are increasing and upscale people are moving in to take advantage of lower land value and proximity to downtown.
Very descriptive and, in your case, somewhat disturbing.
Life In The Hood - My Neighborhood, That Is… (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 4:00:54 AM
A all too true poetic song. Very descriptive!
I used to live in the projects of New York.
Eventually I grew up and escaped into sanity.
But now many are coming to escape the same.
I just home this place remains sane!
May peace be with you, love surround you and blessings abound you,
Life In The Hood - My Neighborhood, That Is… (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 2:32:24 AM
Very sadly, this same story is being repeated all across our nation in many a neighborhood. And not only are we not cherishing what we once had, we are also trashing and abandoning our once cherished pets - there is also sadly no end to homeless dogs and cats today.
Later, My Friend (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 4:01:44 PM
Beautiful writing, Allen; well done!
Later, My Friend (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 3:55:03 PM
Precious to the very core..
i Hope you do see her again,
Later, My Friend (Poetry) - 3/5/2013 12:01:33 PM
Up close and personal, the way it should be.
Later, My Friend (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 4:58:14 PM
Some friends just can't be replaced...Bob-
Later, My Friend (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 1:30:53 PM
Friends may move far away but staying friends is not a problem...you will talk on the phone like u and I have done, and hell, we have never even met, face to face...(by the way, what are u doing giving away my kisses...LOL) ed
I Remember Young! (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 1:49:48 PM
I feel this.
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 4:41:16 PM
This made me cry! Incredibly beautiful and such amazing faith. I have alot of health issues and sometimes I feel the same. I long for home. An AWESOME poem!
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 2:19:46 AM
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 5:59:36 PM
Christine is my sister, I miss her so much! My heart will never be the same. But this poem helps me know how ready she was to met our Jesus Christ. She loved to sing and now she is singing the heavenly songs. I love you Christine. I hope your poem blesses someone's heart like like it does mine....
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 1:08:36 PM
I sure hope I will hear those words also.
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 12:25:07 PM
Wow, the anticipation must have been so eager and imminent for Christine! Home is that welcome refuge where all masks are off, barriers are down....you can relax and rejoice in the security of home. To think of being in Jesus' home is beyond our imagination. Christine knows what it's like now and is probably getting the grand tour.
May God fill her husband and family with comforting peace, that they may wait patiently for the time when they'll see her again; and carry on her legacy of love while they're here on earth.
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 9:25:49 AM
What courage.. and beauty. Yes, Christine believed, and we can take it to the bank, my Bubba, that her faith was rewarded!
As much as it is sad for her husband and family that she has passed on, it is good news for the saints who were waiting to welcome her home! Sound the trump and shake that tambourine! Hallelujah!
Won't belong till the Master comes to gather the rest of His fold, once and for all.. praise the LORD o' my soul, to be counted in that number! :)))
As always, what a loving soul you are, my Bubba, to bring us the genuine beauty of a soul and a life - though short - well-lived.
GOD BLESS YOU! I know you are a great comfort to those who are suffering.
Love you, Sis
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 8:09:02 AM
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 6:47:29 AM
Excellently written and sad at the same time...e
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 4:22:32 AM
Superb Supernatural writing indeed. One thing is for sure - we all get to go home in the end. I want to arrive with restful assurance. Amen!
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 3:35:57 AM
J. Allen Wilson Meets Honey Boo-Boo for the first time (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 1:49:17 AM
good grief, haven't seen, don't suppose I ever will, agree, everyone Southern is not ill bred
WHEN I GET HOME! (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 1:45:44 AM
J. Allen Wilson Meets Honey Boo-Boo for the first time (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 5:20:15 PM
Seen it once myself definitely not a fan so I haven't turned it back on I can do without rude and crude!!!
In Christs Love
I Remember Young! (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 5:18:00 PM
Wonderful poem here J.Allen thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
I Remember Young! (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 11:02:41 AM
We all remember our youth. For some it is bad memories. For others it is good. I am one of those who had my youth cut short at twenty. But I'm still around remember all the time in between and I'm actually looking forward to that craggy look you are talking about.
I Remember Young! (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 10:30:54 PM
Well written my friend. i recall those younger years but I am having MORE fun now. My younger years:
1. THEN I felt insecure and unsure what the ladies thought of me.
I Remember Young! (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 9:46:21 PM
ARE u kidding, u barely remember what happened yesterday, but u say u can remember young...fat chance...e
J. Allen Wilson Meets Honey Boo-Boo for the first time (Poetry) - 2/3/2013 2:16:49 PM
There are all kinds of people out there. Some people seem to like vulgarity and trashy behavior. Since viewership and sponsorship usually pay for these shows, if the people don't watch, they're canceled quickly.
Are you writing about southern English people or United States Southerners?
I guess it doesn't make any difference based on your claim.
J. Allen Wilson Meets Honey Boo-Boo for the first time (Poetry) - 2/2/2013 2:33:27 PM
Yes its a crappy show, I saw it once, part of it, and the mother alone creeped me out...the kid will grow up to be just like her mother...e (DISGUSTING SHOW)
J. Allen Wilson Meets Honey Boo-Boo for the first time (Poetry) - 2/2/2013 9:34:36 AM
I've never heard of the show and based on your description, doubt if I'd go out of my way to watch, and I ain't no prude. You can write to the network airing the show and the sponsors paying advertising dollars to sponsor the show. You can call the local network or cable outlet in your area, to tell them what you think. If enough people respond, someone may react.
Cheers and good luck,
The Beauty of Love (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 5:26:56 PM
Absolutely wonderful! Don't mind Ed - he is cute but Jan has him beat.
Besides I don't think Ed is your type.
BTW: Have we all gone crazy or what?
A good woman can work wonders for a man. They are so hard to find and when you do you want to make sure to keep her!
All the BEST to both of you!
The Beauty of Love (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 3:14:29 PM
I know you love me too...but why that picture of Jan, I should be in that pic, I am after all ALOT cuter...;-) e
The Beauty of Love (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 1:04:26 PM
Can't ask for anything better than this.
The Newtown Massacre (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 3:27:32 PM
I am still grief-stricken.. I think of the families every day, praying for some measure of comfort to be theirs.
Your work is vivid and to the point, Bubba. Too true.. GOD did not do the evil. Satan had full reign over the faculties of the shooter.
Each time it happens, you can see the vacancy in the eyes of the killer.
It is fallen man and the children of fallen man... those who are unregenerated in their hearts, that can do such evil.
Because GOD has largely been banished from our culture, we are witnessing an explosion of these horrific events everywhere now.
While it is very easy to blame everything on GOD because He is omnipotent and omniscient, we must as you say, remember that he created us with a free-will, and He does not ever interfere with that! Most tragedies and calamities are due to human error, consequences of poor decisions, and sin.
The good that came from it, is that these precious children are all safe from what is yet to come - and quite alive - joyful in Christ's very presence! St. Paul said that to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. Our spirit is eternal.
For those who believe, they know they will see them again.. and that, comes from the Hope of Glory within us - Jesus the Christ!
Love & Hugs, Sis
PS> God bless you, Ed M. I hope this helped. I have a special page set up for Sandy Hook Elementary School at my website with a Book of Remembrance, if you would like to visit and leave a condolence. Everyone is welcomed there.
For One of the Men I admire the Most; Mr. Ed Kostros (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 2:30:04 PM
Hear, Hear! I always have believed that Mr. Ed has the St. Francis of Assisi Anointing.
And you, dear Bubba, a he said, are a Hero to animals, too.
Wonderful Tribute. GOD bless you both!
Love, Sis JadeBelle & EDdie : )
“Hello Wall” (Poetry) - 1/5/2013 3:05:06 PM
As always Allen... inspirational....and well written...
Deliverance (Poetry) - 12/30/2012 8:52:47 PM
Beyond imagination - a great experience. If you have some time please accept one of my favoriates.
"This thing named me,
And there is work to do here
Is why I want to believe
And just that. I must challenge the way, however, beware
and to watch out
For being here, for I cannot stop,
as I could
As my time in a weak soul
Can gasp the void of perpetually."
UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/27/2012 5:54:53 AM
Thank you for sharing your love and may God bless you both.
UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/26/2012 10:13:05 PM
You found eachother.
What a gift!
Below is my gift to you. I will go on this diet next year as we have nothing to lose but everthing to gain.
God Bless you both!
Subject: guy given 3 months to live, stops eating sugar, cancer free 18 months later
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UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 8:27:48 PM
U are unworthy, and as you are so un-deserving I think u should send her up here for me...;-) e (Merry Christmas dear friends...)
UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 7:34:48 PM
God bless both of you.
UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 6:26:36 PM
this sounds like a love to last for both of you
UNWORTHY of YOUR LOVE (Poetry) - 12/24/2012 6:13:54 PM
Baby, I will always love you no matter what...I complain more than you, so we'll just keep on complaining about our aches and pains to each other...And no matter how bad you feel, I can always get a smile out of you and hopefully for that brief time you forget about your troubles. I love when you smile, even if for a brief second, it warms my heart and lets me know that you will be ok...
The Newtown Massacre (Poetry) - 12/16/2012 4:38:30 AM
God works in mysterious ways....
The Newtown Massacre (Poetry) - 12/15/2012 7:56:10 PM
Dear Sir, as I always in respect address you…Ed I understand your question and your reply as you say….
“I'm sorry al, but this question begs asking...If God did not want these children in his arms then why did he send this man to murder them, as God has a hand in every act that any man commits...?”
However I felt that I should be equally respond in promptness. It is written, just read the bible and you will see that God gave man free will to choose to either serve God, or serve Satan.
God did not want robots, but a people willing to serve Him…it is our choice in life which way we shall go….that is what ‘free will means’.
This young man who committed these horrific offenses decided to do evil instead of good. If you will read even deeper in the bible you will also see that God allowed Satan dominion over the earth until the second coming of Christ and then Satan is bound forever and there will be peace under God. This is what is written sir…I know that there are many things that we cannot understand but someday we will.
I wish you well and blessings…Al
The Newtown Massacre (Poetry) - 12/15/2012 6:01:01 PM
I'm sorry al, but this question begs asking...If God did not want these children in his arms then why did he send this man to murder them, as God has a hand in every act that any man commits...? Still I read and re-read this one with tears in my eye...e
For One of the Men I admire the Most; Mr. Ed Kostros (Poetry) - 12/15/2012 5:27:49 PM
The Newtown Massacre (Poetry) - 12/15/2012 5:26:41 PM
POWERFUL, poignant read. this is the age child i have taught so long; hard to fathom what has happened.
She Sat Alone (Poetry) - 11/26/2012 7:11:12 AM
Yes, so sad. It is very interesting because a longtime friend and private secretary, now a very successful lawyer, twice divorced, with an empty nest, has expressed an interest in “catching up” after several years. She wrote me and said that she is “coming over with lunch on her 53th birthday. It is very strange, that, although she is very successful, has many clients, colleagues, and friends, that she would want to spend her birthday with me.
Since my birthday is on that fateful 21st, I will break out some of that old wine and the two of us will discuss the end of the earth or our next trip together (on our last, many years ago, she cried on a romantic cruise in Emerald Bay, because she didn't have a man. My squeeze was with us then, and still is.
By the way, she is super smart, strikingly beautiful, and the years and tears don't show. Go figure.
She Sat Alone (Poetry) - 11/26/2012 4:23:14 AM
So very sad, as was your message about poisoned cats. And your message prompted me to pen and post a poem this morning: Poisoning Our Planet
These Walls (Poetry) - 11/23/2012 12:38:12 PM
Yes, there are thousands daily walking these halls on their way to their death. As for communicating with them or communing with them, I highly doubt it except in one's imagination. I also doubt if there any chapels of salvation on the way to death.
These Walls (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 9:30:32 PM
A good write about these walls. I worked as a Prison Minister for many years within the walls. It's very rewarding to see the positive changes when a man decides to change from darkness into light. I witnessed gang leaders turn a whole group of men around when they decide to go straight. It's an experience that is hard to describe.
Blessing to you my friend.
For One of the Men I admire the Most; Mr. Ed Kostros (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 9:21:44 AM
I second that!
For One of the Men I admire the Most; Mr. Ed Kostros (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 3:03:18 AM
I really appreciate your extremely kind words, my friend. But to me, anyone that helps any animal in need today is a hero. It's not about numbers, it's about what is in our hearts and souls, and what we do, when we can do something. One of my favorite quotes these days is by Helen Keller:
“I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
For One of the Men I admire the Most; Mr. Ed Kostros (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 6:14:28 PM
What a lovely tribute you have written for Mr. Ed; many of us feel that he is an unfailing hero to these abandoned animals that he rescues. He indeed is a hero to many.
Joy L. Hale
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 8:16:59 PM
It's a wonderful TRIBUTE to all the BLESSINGS that you were given during the time that you workedthere. You are one of the few that can see things as they are and how they were and put them together to form MEMORIES.......LOVE IT!!!!
I am not but 38 years old but I also look back asking the same question, even though I still have alot of life to live.....THANKS
A Box Of Roses (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 8:10:05 PM
The Paths Of Life (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 9:56:37 AM
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/16/2012 8:26:29 AM
I worked thirty years of my last job and saw so many people go. Some that didn't appreciate my work or thought that I was too old are now gone because of their arrogance and greed and I don't miss them. But some are fondly missed for their acceptance of me and their kindness.
Still, although I am editing my twin brother's and my own autobiographies, and I enjoy the memories it brings, I don't dwell in the past, but look forward to my next novel or short story and my next adventure that will lead me to writing more from my experiences.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? is powerful poetry by Pete Seeger. We need to return to simply written and sung songs like that in the fights to save our environment and equality in the future. It is part of our heritage to create beautiful folksongs and I hope we continue to well into the future long after I'm gone.
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/15/2012 3:37:41 PM
powerful, poignant read
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/15/2012 6:30:48 AM
The reason you're there and here with us is you're not allowed to leave...its as simple as that...so stop whining and get back to work...e
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/15/2012 3:28:11 AM
i belive we all reflect similarly in our different venues as that time becomes closer
Where have the years gone? (Poetry) - 11/14/2012 11:34:15 PM
Like leaves on a river, our years flow down to the sea...
I enjoyed this evocative piece, which you imbue with authenticity and sincerity.
This Crown Of Thorns (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 7:56:52 AM
Shakespeare said it best, “… the slings and arrows the flesh is heir to.”
This Crown Of Thorns (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 6:23:44 AM
piercing "The Crown Of Thorns"
your words help enforce believers
of the supernatural all mighty invisible shepherd!!
lets wear love & forgiveness always
Love's Balm & His Spiritual Abundance
To Love is to Live, and To Live Is To Lose (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 6:31:54 PM
That is a pretty heavy load you lay down on this page. I so hope it has helped to express and excise some of this pain. It was difficult yet compelling to read. I do see some positive things and I hope you are alright. Be well, Kathy
To Love is to Live, and To Live Is To Lose (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 11:14:42 AM
Your pen, flows shows and glows.
To Love is to Live, and To Live Is To Lose (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 7:55:01 AM
I find this so gloomy and downtrodden. I hope you are feeling better soon and that your poetry reflects it.
Drink now of their blood O’ Mother (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 1:40:46 PM
Powerful and heartrending!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Drink now of their blood O’ Mother (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 10:29:49 AM
A dreaded thought. Makes me think of bloody battlefields. Unfortunately, mother Earth can and will consume us all.
Drink now of their blood O’ Mother (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 8:21:50 PM
What is with everyone these days? All this really good work! Allen, my gut wrenched. This was excellent. Be well, Kathy
Drink now of their blood O’ Mother (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 5:42:02 PM
HEARTBREAKING, Allen, and so aptly penned. Well done, Sir.
(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Karla. :(
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 4:08:30 PM
((((HUGS)))) love and prayer, Allen. So sorry ...
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 9:42:18 AM
Such a beautifully moving poem. I'm so sorry for your loss ... Take care and God Bless ...
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 8:15:04 AM
Little Minnie had a rather short life of 10 years for a cat, but she was lucky to lead the good life knowing that she had a welcome lap in the evening and a master who cared.
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 4:01:02 AM
sweet and loving laced in the sadness of loss hugs to you
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/1/2012 4:40:14 PM
Oh my Bubba.. I am very sorry.. I know your devotion to people and animals who are lost, or hurt ..or dying.
Take heart.. I also believe our special pets will be among us in heaven and on the new earth. Read Ecclesiastes 3:18-21
The Word of GOD tells us plainly that eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, the things GOD has planned for us!
Truly our minds are finite, unable to fathom this truth to its fullest.. we can only know what the resurrected Holy Spirit in us may reveal.
But it is all glorious, amen?!
I send you BIG STRONG HUGS, Bubba.. Thank You for your love to Miss Minnie and all the others you so tenderly care for.
Now a New Chapter shall begin in your life with Jan... Expect it!
Love you both, Sis
Little Minnie Meets Leah In Heaven (Poetry) - 9/1/2012 1:24:28 PM
Cats must have angelic powers because they put up with us humans.
My Sammy by is such a neat cat and the only thing wrong is that he is not expected to live as long as us. God Bless you for taking good care of Little Minnie I am sure she will put in a good word to the Man upstairs so you will get a royal Welcome when your time here on earth his done.
Peace, love and blessings to you!
John Michael Domino
A Prevailing Sadness (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 2:07:42 AM
I must realize I can’t save the world, just because I wear my heart on my sleeve.
So sadly true, my friend. And so very sorry to hear about your beloved Minnie. I had an orange tabby named Buddy for 20 years, and he was always there to comfort me in difficult times. He's gone several years now, and I still miss him immensely.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, J. Allen.
A Prevailing Sadness (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 2:30:10 PM
God bless you and give you peace. Pain born of love embodies surely the most bitter yest the greatest gifts of life.
A Prevailing Sadness (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 2:29:26 PM
(((HUGS))) and prayers; I wish you'd get a break from all of this sadness and pain! :(
Love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
A Prevailing Sadness (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 12:01:37 PM
i am sad to read, know some of your pain, many of our waifs are becoming geriatric, it will be the end of an era as they begin to make their rainbow bridge journey. I shall miss them as you miss China and now Minnie.
to love is often to face parting.
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/15/2012 7:54:28 PM
And it is in giving that we receive. My heart is wrung out. Bless you, Kathy
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/14/2012 9:38:10 AM
Positively gorgeous, Rev. Wilson.. the poetry, the golden cross..and the love of Christ, abundant in your heart.
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 5:21:30 PM
Beautiful posting, Allen; well done as always!
(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers for you and Jan~
As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 4:00:14 PM
You must be an angel sent by God to help others in distress as u seem to have this type of thing happen off and on to you...(tell me how much u spend for that cross and I will replace the monetary value for you...as well I want one...:-) ed
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 12:08:30 PM
Made me recall a beautiful woman at work that in her last months came very close to me. She didn't tell me why she was losing weight until the last minute. At her funeral, her husband that she had only met five years earlier at work played his guitar and sang a beautiful song in her memory. It seems the good die young.
The Stranger With Blue Eyes and The Golden Cross (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 3:22:23 AM
This is among one of the best poetic stories I ever laid my eyes on. It touched me deeply as well. My wife Raya died when she was 37 yrs. young. They had no hospice back then. Cancer reduced her to a skinny frail frame and her hope for living was reduced to a grain of sand. It was three years of chemo, radiation, loss of both breast and loss of dignity that finally did her in. After 20 years I finally wrote a story and a poem about her called, "A Slice of a Short Life." It's on the Authors Den. Amen