Recent Reviews for Paul D Berube
Mountain Trails - Lessons in Life - Book 2 (Book) - 6/28/2013 9:42:41 AM|
Excellent poem, this is a good write. I enjoyed reading each verse
because of the meaning they all relay to the reader. Your poetry come alive and make the reader visualize exactly what you are writing
about. You are a good poet.
Mysterious Trails of American Folklore (Book) - 7/15/2011 1:22:36 AM
Loved it, yes I guess some of the biggest scariest monsters are in our minds. God bless. Baz
TWILIGHT TRAILS - Lessons in Life - Book 6 (Book) - 10/28/2010 2:21:48 PM
Awesome Paul. Congratulations of your new book!!Beautiful poem!
FAITH ALONG LIFE'S TRAILS - Lessons in Life - Book 5 (Book) - 1/5/2010 9:58:16 PM
Paul , good luck with your book. I hope many people read it.
Trails to Eternity - Lessons in Life - Book 3 (Book) - 10/5/2009 4:45:30 PM
I just decided to visit the book store and came across your book, congratulations are in order I rejoice with you! A very interesting book, I will order my copy very soon! I pray that the Lord will prosper you with a surplus of sales!
TRAIL OF THE OLD MAN - History and Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain (Book) - 9/16/2009 8:46:45 PM
SOUNDS INTERESTING AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU, PAUL. BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
GENESIS DECODED - Biblical Trails of Lessons in Life (Book) - 7/9/2009 8:54:56 AM
Dear paul. A lot of thought and preparation must have gone into this book. GOOD LUCK and Blessings to you!..MaryGrace
Trails to Eternity - Lessons in Life - Book 3 (Book) - 5/29/2009 3:48:14 AM
Dear paul. I wish you lots of sales on this wonderful book........M
Mountain Trails - Lessons in Life - Book 2 (Book) - 5/29/2009 3:46:18 AM
Congratulations Paul.. I pray the book has sold well!.......M
Mountain Trails - Lessons in Life - Book 2 (Book) - 2/20/2009 4:50:34 AM
Paul you were blessed and born with a talent to share with other's. I love your words... "Let's hold hands and help one another, Together we'll bravely face each day", as brother's and sister's anything is possible. Thank you and congratulations.
Your Newfie friend, Rose
Mountain Trails - Lessons in Life - Book 2 (Book) - 11/17/2008 2:47:36 AM
May the blessings of your journey be held with the prosperities of wisdoms bounty...."Mountain Trails" is sure to capture the hearts & spiritual enlightenments of all....
Much Love To You Den Brother
Peace, Love & Poetry
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 1/24/2013 12:31:14 AM
Great story, I LOVED IT!! Yes, when I was a teenage I use to take gallon milk jugs to a big milk store and recycling glass containers kept the cost of milk down. Today I try to put a refill in a pen and it's a joke! They are all different sizes and the standard refill's do not fit anymore. I can go on and on but you said it best! Amen my friend!
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 10/23/2012 6:58:43 AM
I liked this one Paul! Enjoyed reading!
Brought back a story I read years ago about Shipped High in Transit(SHIT) not a bad word really...this girl said it all when it came to telling about God. We think words are bad until we know their real meaning behind them....here is the real meaning behind SHIT..
Subject: Fabulous bit of historical knowledge
Ever wonder where the word "shit" comes from. Well here it is:
Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything was back then) by ship. In dry form it weighs a lot less, but once water (at sea) hit it. It not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas.
As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen; methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern. BOOOOM!
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening.
After that, the bundles of manure where always stamped with the term "S.H.I.T" on them which meant to the sailors to "Ship High In Transit." In other words, high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 12/19/2011 10:20:19 AM
You've said a mouthful and said it so well, my friend! The things you mention I did too, but you never thought of it, just did. A young woman who had just had a baby, asked me what a cloth diaper was! She must have been jiving. Oh, how do you keep cloth diapers on, there is no tape.
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 11/11/2011 12:28:35 AM
AS PER USUAL...YOU MADE A VALID POINT AND SUPPORTED IT EXTREMELY WELL! THANKS FOR SHARING, PAUL. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 10/22/2011 6:02:23 AM
i remember seeing this in an email as it crossed my desk and thought about the many ways, good and bad that time has changed how we look at our live. a good reminder. thanks for sharing-
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 9/7/2011 11:15:48 AM
I love this Paul, it's the smartasses of today who's invented all the crap that we didn't need and then they wonder why there are so many folks overweight. I do realize that weight problems can exist from health problems but not all. Great write and I will use it.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 9/7/2011 7:27:11 AM
This is a good write. I have received it SEVERAL times via email from various friends and relatives. Are you the original author?
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 9/6/2011 10:58:59 AM
I am in that awkward age of not being young enough to be brought up on the green thing but being to young to qualify for most things in your Write. Whoops guess I am a real offender. I enjoyed your piece, well said, will pass it on to the older folk round here, I am sure they would be delighted. God bless. Baz
The Green Thing? BAH - HUMBUG (Short Story) - 9/6/2011 9:20:03 AM
Seems like we are the ones who have it "all figured out"; the young people of today don't know squat! Great write, Paul; well done! (And as an added warning: don't piss ME off. I have two added bonuses: my crutches. I might use 'em on somebody's head if they really piss ME off.)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 8/23/2011 4:31:48 PM
Thought I should visit your site - only seemed fair. I really enjoyed Girl on a Plane. I'll read some more when I have time. I also wondered -- on the illegal alien $$$ article - do any of those figures overlap? I was a bit overwhelmed on the total, and wondered if that possibility existed.
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 8/10/2011 6:00:23 PM
The BEST! Funny BUT true! Loved it Paul. BRAVO!
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 8/9/2011 9:25:40 PM
THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ONE...A GOOD MUCH NEEDED LAUGH! I THANK YOU FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 8/9/2011 11:58:13 AM
OH, this is great, Paul! LOL Thanks for the giggle! That girl is a lot smarter than most adults!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
Girl on a Plane (Short Story) - 8/9/2011 1:51:53 AM
Oh thats excellent, made me laugh, also made me think that I am really not qualified to question God on any matter. Maybe cows don't have very good digestive systems? God bless. Baz
Not Shown on the News (Short Story) - 4/29/2011 11:32:33 AM
Ole mom knows how to express her displeasure. Patrick
Not Shown on the News (Short Story) - 4/27/2011 4:22:09 PM
Heartshattering! Nothing more I can say ...
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
FORREST GUMP goes to Heaven (Short Story) - 3/2/2011 1:38:26 PM
Absolutely beautiful! 'Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him' Forrest wasn't stupid at all.
We Wonder, WHY ? (Short Story) - 1/25/2010 2:44:35 PM
We really ARE in trouble. God help us all!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
We Wonder, WHY ? (Short Story) - 1/24/2010 3:13:44 AM
Well must admit made me smile this morning.
A Chat with God (Short Story) - 12/2/2009 2:20:28 PM
Before they call, I will answer. (Short Story) - 11/6/2009 4:08:41 AM
This gave me goosebumps. Wonderful write.
Before they call, I will answer. (Short Story) - 10/31/2009 5:38:50 PM
Powerful testimony of God's grace even in the most dire of situations; God is good all the time; all the time God is good! :) Well done, Paul; bravo!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Series we are doing in church would fit right in with this story: "Nothing's too hard for God!" And it ISN'T! Hallelujah!! :D
Before they call, I will answer. (Short Story) - 10/31/2009 10:25:22 AM
MY EYES ARE FULL OF TEARS...FOR ANYTIME GOD...IN THE MIDST OF WHAT SEEMES LIKE AN 'IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION' RESPONDS TO PRAYER, I AM OVERJOYED! OVERJOYED THAT OUR GOD IS SO VERY GREAT AND YES!...CAN DO ALL THINGS. I WILL REMEMBER THIS STORY FOREVER! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Before they call, I will answer. (Short Story) - 10/31/2009 2:51:38 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this story Paul. It is the best story I have read on authors den.God is good!
A Chat with God (Short Story) - 9/10/2009 5:26:18 AM
Oh what joy this " A Chat With God " brought to me today, I enjoyed every moment of it, and had to read it twice. Yet still I must return to read it again, for in it are so many nuggets of great value and wisdom and brought a happy laughter to my soul! Thank you Paul for sharing, and making my day so much brighter!
Love And Prayers
School - 1957 vs 2007 (Article) - 1/19/2013 7:51:38 PM
What a difference 50 years makes, eh? How the mighty have fallen. It's time to repent and return to common-sense!
One Light Bulb at a Time (Article) - 10/5/2012 10:55:28 PM
Buying things "Made in the USA" is a GREAT idea!
Here are three good Made in the USA websites:
One Light Bulb at a Time (Article) - 10/5/2012 4:33:47 AM
I have almost giving up reading the labels, thinking it's almost impossible to find things made in the USA anymore. But you're right, Paul. It's worth it to look a little farther. Keep spreading the message!
I would like to share this article on Facebook if it's ok with you.
Bankruptcy 101 - Why Arizona did the right thing. (Article) - 8/9/2011 9:37:19 PM
AS ALWAYS, THOUGH I MAY NOT FULLY AGREE, I RESPECT YOUR RIGHT TO OPENLY VOICE YOUR OPINION, WHICH IS ALWAYS STRONG AND FORCEFUL. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATION
Bankruptcy 101 - Why Arizona did the right thing. (Article) - 8/9/2011 6:35:33 PM
8-9-11: Not Anything I Did Not Already Know...
90% A Ds Will Not Even Read Your Input Not Alone Could Care Less Until It Affect$ Their Own Wallet$ Or Their Child Is 1 Raped,
Choked,Killed,Sodomized Death By Pervert Child Molester-
They Become SELF GLORIFIED MARTYRS...
Credit Illuminating Write...
SELF SERVING POLITICIANS (Article) - 5/9/2011 10:39:11 AM
The problem here is even with the Constitutional Convention, guess who's doing the voting????? Hint, the corrupt bastards. Patrick
The Thomas Jefferson Quote (Article) - 3/10/2011 10:55:09 AM
AS ALWAYS, YOUR POINT IS SUPPORTED WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Thomas Jefferson Quote (Article) - 10/19/2010 11:17:54 AM
Yep. Pretty dang clear. Patrick
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! (The price we paid indeed!) (Article) - 10/18/2010 11:21:20 AM
To answer your qestion. Nope. Patrick
The Thomas Jefferson Quote (Article) - 10/17/2010 4:58:56 PM
A great quote from a great president. We need to be constantly reminded that "we the people" are really in charge. We can gain power by voting the dead wood out of office! Amen my friend!
I'm MAD as all heck! (Article) - 8/25/2010 8:11:10 PM
I guess I'll check out the fact check but I'll bet 99% of what you post is true. Government machinists only make screws. Patrick
I'm MAD as all heck! (Article) - 8/25/2010 8:53:56 AM
Paul, I understand you frustration. But your "facts" are not actuate. Please go to factcheck.org. It will explain it.
THE PLAN from Robin Williams (Article) - 4/12/2010 2:57:37 PM
MY MOUTH IS AGAPE...THIS IS A 'JOKE' ISN'T IT?!!! I MEAN...IT HAS TO BE AND ALL I CAN SAY IS....MAY MERCIFUL GOD CONTINUE TO SAVE US FROM THE 'LIKE MINDS' OF ROBIN WILLIAMS AND HIS PLAN!!!!!!!!!!!(SMILE) BUT LIKE YOU SAID IN THE BEGINNING...YOU GOTTA GIVE THIS GUY CREDIT...THIS PLAN SHOULD MAKE EVERY AMERICAN SHUDDER AND TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT HOW EXTREME 'UGLY'...CAN BE. THANKS FOR THE SHARE AND GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
THE PLAN from Robin Williams (Article) - 3/23/2010 10:52:28 AM
A GREAT WRITE! so true and so much said in these lines..MAYBE he should RUN FOR OFFICE!!! It something to think about1...M
THE PLAN from Robin Williams (Article) - 3/9/2010 7:24:35 PM
Very interesting Paul! Thank so much for sharing
and for caring!
THE PLAN from Robin Williams (Article) - 2/3/2010 1:01:42 AM
Who knew? A lot of substance here.
THE PLAN from Robin Williams (Article) - 12/10/2009 3:21:25 AM
Right on,Paul. And of course Robin too. I am against those two wars, I belief our troops should be patrolling our borders by land, sea, and air space. This was a fabulous article written bt you,Paul
'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?' (Article) - 9/30/2009 4:01:40 AM
Paul, Lee Lacocca sure is angry!
What a powerful and heartfelt
write, yet it is painfully true
it cofirms to me in writing that
we all play apart in this, and that
is to do something! Thanks for sharing
this one of a kind write, what an eye
Feature story (Article) - 9/1/2009 5:04:03 AM
Very Inspirational story! Nothing happens by accident though Paul! There are even more treasures hidden inside, and reading this very special story it seems that all that you went through was preparation for this day!!! To God be all the Glory for your life's experiences! it reads volumes!!! Congratulations!!! and blessings Paul!!!! to you and your family!!!
I was blessed by your story it confirms to me and to so many others that God can and will do that which seems impossible!!! Thank you Paul for sharing!!!
Love And Prayers
'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?' (Article) - 7/8/2009 10:00:51 AM
I couldn't agree more.
This article,clearly,convincingly,and rightfully calls us,America,to action.
Iacocca,in this article,shows US(The United States)the qualities of true leadership.
Thanks for the reminder.To your continued success/
AMERICA'S Fate (Article) - 2/27/2009 11:55:21 PM
You nailed it on the head. South Korea did this and boomed economically, the citizens followed out of love for nation, and it worked. This is not only practical, it is necessary.
(Note: Australia garments industry has gone abroad for cheaper labor, resulting in job losses by the thousands.)
AMERICA'S Fate (Article) - 2/21/2009 3:02:38 AM
We the minority hear you Paul! But the majority who don't hear, don't see, cannot think for themselves and proved it by electing Obama, are swayed only by the money and the rhetoric. They could care less about this great nation only, 'what is in it for me.' By all means our slogan should be, BUY AMERICAN,NOW, ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
AMERICA'S Fate (Article) - 2/20/2009 4:57:45 AM
Hear, hear. And we're outsourcing our jobs to foreign lands, because it's cheaper ... STAY American.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
AMERICA'S Fate (Article) - 2/19/2009 7:02:05 PM
Now Paul, where have I heard you utter these expressive words of wisdom before? Excellent example of freedom of speech put to work to extoll the masses into thinking outside of the box, and to take the road less traveled. Well done, Paul. Loving the colored text, too.
Rockie Coppolella aka Starman
He makes a lot of sense. (Article) - 7/19/2008 4:59:08 AM
A great sharing . Lee has said what really needs to be said..He has some good valid issues.. Perhaps he should take a more active role in world problems.. Wish those in washington could read this! Perhaps some have read his book ! I HOPE SO....M
My Kelly Girl (a tale of a very special dog) (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 4:06:21 PM
I lost my beloved pet Blackie last night. He had liver cancer. I had him put down last night. It broke my heart. Ive can't stop crying, everything reminds me of him. I picked up his water bowl today and put it up, got up his toys he loved to play with. If I could just have him ONE MORE day, I'd never let him go.
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 11:32:49 AM
Very imaginative and chilling; thank you for sharing this tale, Paul. Love and peace to you,
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 3:40:03 PM
Ouch indeed! I hope you are feeling better, Paul. Love and peace to you,
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/17/2013 7:38:55 AM
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 3:39:54 PM
Great post, Paul; well written!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 1:12:09 PM
At least you weren't electrocuted. I borrowed my neighbor's lawn mower to mow my steep lawn in West Virginia. One part was so steep I had to use a rope to lower the mower down and then pull it back up again. When the rope burned my arms, I tried an electric extension cord. Surprisingly, the cord worked quite well. One day, I ran the mower over the cord and cut in half. The lawnmower broke loose and ran down my lawn, and ended up upside down in the road below, running. I righted the mower. I couldn't tie the cord back together, so I went to the neighbor's house for help. He wasn't there but when I asked his wife to tie the two ends of the electric cord together, she shook her head and almost ran away in fright, thinking I was going to plug it in or something!
That is the weirdest kind of accident I can imagine. Hope your nose heals without any problems.
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 7:04:57 AM
You definitely need to be more careful, Paul...it was not stupidity, just dumb luck or a part of Murphy's law in action up close and personal. We cannot be impatient as these things seem to be lurking for an opportunity to happen. Take care.
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 4:03:07 PM
Paul, if it wasn't for bad luck, you don't seem to have any luck at all...you can't seem to win of late...least ways you are in some kind of physical conditioning as I now need prostate surgery and my "insurance" does not cover it (Medicaid) so I will be digging around to find money...the problem is I am lousy at dealing with the powers that be...I guess we will just in the future, see...e
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 3:19:41 PM
Oh, if we could only see these things coming, we would save ourselves unnecessary agony. Wow! I know that must have hurt, and I do hope you heal soon. I am reminded of something similar happening to my sister many years ago. She had just finished vacuuming her house. Too tired, I suppose, to walk over and pull the plug from the receptacle, she jerked it, causing the plug to strike her just below her eye. Thus, she wore a nice shiner for days.
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 2:59:43 PM
First of all, it's good therapy to write about your accident. Bravo!
Second, I am so glad that this accident did not include getting a jolt of electric current! That would be a big WOW ouch!
Third, I wonder what the Lord was trying to teach you or was He trying get your attention?
Well, I wonder about things such as this. The last time I got zapped the message was clear, "Slow down John, you can only do one good deed at a time. By the way, I need you to go witness over there." I listened and was blessed beyond belief.
May you heal well and grow stronger in the Lord.
Your friend in Christ,
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 2:49:04 PM
Too bad someone wasn't around to catch that on they phone camera!
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 2:04:45 PM
I am very sorry to hear of your painful accident, Paul, but as long as you're still writing, you're still ahead (by a ... ) Hope your nose heals up quickly.
OUCH! That Hurt! (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 1:56:29 PM
I have known very similar nose pain, but thus far I've never broken the darn thing.
Trying to mow the hairs out of it may get me yet.
I did have to smile- but I'm very sympathetic.
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 12:50:30 PM
Those old Indians have imaginations as big as poets.
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 2:40:25 AM
a real keeper Paul thank you
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 5:13:01 PM
Oh Paul, this is wonderful, a great and quite possibly your best posting so far, I really enjoyed this...hope you are doing okay in the Sunshine state...and you and the family are adapting the best you can...
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 4:13:59 PM
Dry ground for me! You just like to scare me.
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 3:14:49 PM
Cool story Paul. Right on the river where we launch our kayaks there are poisonous snakes and alligators. But no one has been bit. at least not in the last few years....
Peace of the Lord be with you and your family,
John Michael Domino
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 2:01:36 PM
Happy Halloween :)
An Oklahoma Tale (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:44:39 PM
Eh, about as viable as Bigfoot and all the rest. If we don't have anything to fear we just make it up.
A Blessed Day (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:52:31 PM
Many of your expressions remind me of my father's words to me when I was but a child. "Stay in touch with nature and you will stay in touch with God." Thank you for sharing, Paul. Love and blessings,
A Blessed Day (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 11:19:07 AM
The Creator has made it so easy for us to be tranquilized into a peacefull state that it becomes a dream to look forward to. Beautiful writing.
Return of a Favor (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 10:50:16 AM
YOUR ANGEL SOUNDS LIKE A REAL GOOD PERSON. SOUNDS LIKE THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO DIDN'T DO YOU THE FAVOR TO GET BACK, BUT...JUST BECAUSE. I MEAN SINCE IT WAS SUCH A LONG TIME AGO... MAYBE THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR REPAYMENT...YOU THINK? THANKS FOR SHARING, PAUL. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A Blessed Day (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 10:43:34 AM
A WONDERFUL REMINDER ABOUT WHO WOKE US THIS MORNING, STAYED WITH US ALL THROUGH THE DAY AND WHO WILL BE WITH US ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT AND INTO A NEW DAY. TRULY...WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH AN AWESOME GOD WHO LOVES AND CARES ABOUT US SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR THE SHARE. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
A Blessed Day (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 10:08:55 AM
Simple pleasures are the best.
A Blessed Day (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 3:43:47 AM
This is just what I needed Paul to start off my day. Thank you for your poetic words of inspiration. They are needed on the Den more than know my brother, my friend.
May peace be with you, Christ love bestow you and blessings shower over you,
John Michael Domino
Return of a Favor (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 12:50:25 PM
That's the spirit!
Return of a Favor (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 2:29:24 AM
cool paul, you'll get it done i'm sure and we will be here
Return of a Favor (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 3:36:56 PM
No problem, we on the Den are happy to help out our Den friends. Amen
ONE PERSON Can Make a Difference (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 5:52:09 AM
Whatever you are up to I hope you succeed. I have become a cynic in that I feel a little differently about that one person making a difference.
ONE PERSON Can Make a Difference (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 11:10:15 PM
Good write Paul. Yes, as Christians have lessons that we can pass on to our children, grand children, relatives, strangers and friends. I guess that includes everyone. Yes, time is short so go for it now. Amen!
(is this) FREEDOM'S FORECAST? (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 10:25:57 AM
Our forefathers had a very good reason for keeping King George's god out of government. I don't understand why so many learned authors here don't know that fact. Most of the religious practices of using the word “God” and praying are relatively recent and introduced by those that did not know the reason our Constitution was written with strict separation between church and state.
As for the fat cats… We all know what to do. We can boycott all their businesses and financial dealings. It may take a little effort and it may take a little longer than we'd like. The first thing we have to do though, is separate God fearing people from good people. We want good people at the head of our organizations, not necessarily God-fearing people. There is no evidence that God-fearing people are any better than any other people. Except that others are condemned by the God-fearing people for some reason that is beyond me.
(is this) FREEDOM'S FORECAST? (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 4:24:03 AM
Paul, you have done an outstanding job putting this together. I believe God has blessed you with the ability to convey what is in your heart to the people. There is nothing here with which I disagree. I suppose none of us really know how all this is going to turn out for our country. At this point, I cannot help but feel that we remain on a slippery slope to destruction. It seems everyone has become desensitized to all that is evil. Has God turned His back on us and saying, "I'm letting you have your way." I just don't know. I pray I'm wrong, but at this point, I just don't know.
(is this) FREEDOM'S FORECAST? (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 3:58:35 AM
(is this) FREEDOM'S FORECAST? (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 6:27:26 PM
Excellent poetic insight! The old warriors (us older dudes) will prevail Paul. We will lead this nation out of the mud and mire. We will bring it back to it's senses and this nation will overcome! We already hit rock bottom to let us start climbing up. Amen!
Your fellow warrior in Christ,
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 3:14:46 AM
yes they are
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 7:21:00 AM
We have the same issues here in Europe, Paul. Politicians are merely expendable,greedy puppets though. Our world is run from private rooms, by veiled faces we will never get to meet. That's why we don't win.
Hope all at least picks up a bit for you soon. x
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 9/6/2013 11:37:50 PM
A scary campfire story. M.True
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/6/2013 11:33:59 PM
It is everywhere you go. More and more taxes, fewer and fewer benefits. M.True
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 5:37:06 PM
It seems as though there is trouble at every turn these days. It's as if our way of life has been in rapid decline ever since 9/11. I pray for our nation, but these are very trying times. Evil is seen as good, and good is seen as evil. When you announced that you had moved to Florida, I thought at the time that perhaps it was a mistake. Don't get me wrong: Florida is definitely a nice place to visit; however, I definitely would not want to live there. I would much rather reside in cooler New Hampshire. I told my wife only yesterday that I want to drive up there before too long and attempt the drive to the summit of Mt. Washington. At least that is one of the items in my bucket list. The last time we drove past the mountain, the weather was so bad it couldn't even be seen. We were returning from a trip to Maine, and Mt. Washington was on our agenda; however, I guess it wasn't meant to be. Anyway, I feel your pain, and I do hope the problem works itself out. However, on the national level, I'm afraid we are in for a long ride down a bumpy road. We ain't seen nuthin' yet. At least that's my take on it all.
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 5:06:54 PM
We all feel only we have problems unless we see the issues n other regions as well, I agree with you that we should not take it all just lying down!!
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 7:08:25 AM
I grew up in Wisconsin. I think it's the nine months of winter that makes people in the North more frugal. We know how to save up for the long haul and not be lazy during the productive summer months. Wisconsin was the first to institute income tax (a progressive tax designed to tax the wealthy more than the poor with less means to pay). I do recall some concern over school real estate taxes, because many were Roman Catholic and didn't put their children in public schools… Didn't want to pay for public schools.
Before air-conditioning, you could live in Florida for almost nothing. That changed when all the rich New York City folks discovered Florida and made it their enclave. You just arrived too late.
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 6:41:14 AM
I'm sorry to hear of your troubles...you had such high desires to be in warmer weather and all too...Only four years for Jonathon to graduate high school and you can go back to cold & snowy New Hampshire...too bad you had to move to Florida to learn your lesson & sell the homestead up north...e
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 5:14:04 AM
Hah! Florida isn't alone where the taxes has gone through the roof. Yep, New Hampshire has proven that it doesn't have to be that way.
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 5:54:17 PM
I am with you on this one.
For the first time in our lives we are actually thinking of living out of this country until it gets it's act together. I have lived overseas before and I can do it again. Of course I would want to eventually come back but I never felt this way before my friend. Amen!
WELCOME to FLORIDA -The Sunshine State with no Silver Lining (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 5:51:40 PM
Points well made... ...and thank you for the warning, Paul. Thank God that, as of the moment, I would be insane to move away from here. But I'm not talking about government and politicians; I think they are all of the same ilk. Love and blessings,
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 2:14:42 AM
very well done
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 9/2/2013 9:26:04 PM
So now we know you can be mushy. You said it so sweetly...I hope you have read this out loud to her...she'll melt in your arms.
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 9/2/2013 9:24:18 PM
Well, that's a twist! You made it very interesting, Paul. Nice job.
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 9/1/2013 7:59:26 PM
As good an explanation for destructive and inclement weather as any meteorologist could fabricate themselves. Good as global warming also. Good interpretation of american myth also Paul. Bob
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 12:44:46 PM
No, Roger. Read the intro again. God gave the devil the East Coast of Florida as a gift. T'was the devil himself that created the Storm with an Eye.
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 12:33:00 PM
Mighty fine fairytale I never heard of.
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 8:56:50 AM
Well said Paul. I been through Andrew as we lived in Homestead. God spared people as the miracle is more folks would have died in car accidents that day than the storm. However, the total destruction of homes was not caused by nothing less than a demonic force from hell.
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 7:32:41 AM
Interesting concept, Paul. Love and peace to you,
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/31/2013 3:42:15 AM
some folklore have inconsistencies...e
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/30/2013 5:38:36 PM
I think I get it, either that or this cheap California burgundy is doing things inside my head. (Lord, I hope.) Well, that is one way to blame Satan on the eye of the store. Somebody's got to take tha blame, eh?
The EYE OF THE STORM (an American Folklore tale) (Poetry) - 8/30/2013 5:10:47 PM
I don't follow... God gave the storm with the eye as a Christmas gift? Doesn't really seem like something someone who gives "...every good and precious gift..." would give, now does it?
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/26/2013 8:54:26 AM
"One minute, one day at a time
Then for eternity as one." What else can one says? Just Amen!
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/26/2013 5:02:46 AM
wonderful my friend
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/24/2013 2:51:49 PM
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/24/2013 11:35:56 AM
True love is a treasure. Thank you for sharing, Paul. Love and blessings,
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/24/2013 9:01:26 AM
I, too, look forward to spending an eternity with the one I love. That is a pledge we made a long time ago--August 19, 1967.
David Lee Thompson
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/24/2013 3:57:53 AM
Nicely expressed poetic song of love. Well done Paul!
Forever and Beyond (Poetry) - 8/24/2013 3:21:09 AM
Beautifully said and felt Paul.
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/22/2013 7:32:23 AM
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/12/2013 5:31:53 PM
It's good to hear of your move, Paul. I have a feeling there will be plenty of kisses at your house!
When your trust is in God, He goes with you. This is a very faith-filled poem and encourages all who read it to trust as you do.
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/12/2013 12:55:06 PM
Florida!! <3 <3 <3
I am so happy for you!!!
Love & Blessings
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/12/2013 12:26:15 PM
Two years ago, while in Orlando being bombarded by everything Disney, I spied an air boat ride in one of the flyers. So we drove off to Kissimmee to see what it was all about. We had to wait because the vendor provided a private airboat especially to accommodate me and we were off.
As we zoomed about the lake at breakneck speed, we had the most enjoyable time, all taken on videotape on my website. Yes, I found Kissimmee to be a little bit of heaven dropped down in suburban Florida.
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/12/2013 2:29:40 AM
...and NO MORE SNOW...!!! e
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/11/2013 12:47:57 PM
Congratulations on your move to Florida! I always wanted to live by the water and warmer temperatures is what suits me fine. Of course there is so much to see and do. Florida is a playground. I lived in Miami Beach, Surfside, Homestead, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and now we have been Ft Myers for over 12 years. All I can tell you Paul is it does get cold in the winter near the land of Disney so keep your warm clothes around.
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/11/2013 11:27:46 AM
Very nice write, Paul. Glad you're happy in the Sunshine State, but I like the cooler temperatures of New Hampshire better, and it is so beautiful in the fall. On the other hand, the warm temperatures in Florida should make you want to get out and enjoy life more than would the cold winters in New Hampshire. I hope the church you have found turns out to be all you want it to be. God will bless you wherever you are. Anyway, I enjoyed this poem a lot. It is a good pick-me-up piece.
David Lee Thompson
There's No 'KISS' in Kissimmee (Poetry) - 8/11/2013 10:53:20 AM
Good to hear that Florida is to you liking, Paul. May it continue to be your godsend.
The Old Man of the Mountain Ten Years Later (Poetry) - 7/27/2013 2:25:43 AM
And so it shall be. I think the old man was an angel. He was called home by GOD. Very enjoyable read for me my friend.
A Wedding Prayer (Poetry) - 7/27/2013 2:21:37 AM
Congratulations to the happy couple. I am sorry I am late responding my friend.
I WANT YOU (Uncle Sam Speaks Up) (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 1:55:04 PM
Great reminder Paul of the price we have paid for going after goods Not made in the USA.
Although the economy is trying to make a com back, there are still too many of us who selfishly buy those things produced across the waters.
Thank you for your very needed reminder and gentleness in "letting us have it."
Barbara J. Henry
The Old Man of the Mountain Ten Years Later (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 12:23:08 PM
My favorite lines:
"For life is not worth living at all
If in God's promise we have no faith
I pray we all find our way to Him
Learn to have faith before it's too late"
The Old Man of the Mountain Ten Years Later (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 8:25:54 AM
Great write, Paul, as always...e (drive carefully on Monday...)
The Old Man of the Mountain Ten Years Later (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 8:00:48 AM
God has nothing to do with geologic changes… They just happen and will continue to happen until the earth is burned up by the sun about four billion years from now. Change happens.
I recently found out that, in France, if a restaurant sells horsemeat on its menu that it must place the head of a horse out front to signify that they do. Very interesting signage.
The Old Man of the Mountain Ten Years Later (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 6:35:57 AM
so true in every line here
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 5:20:16 PM
Powerful write, Paul. As Roger said, you say it loud and clear. I only hope somebody listens.
Love and blessings,
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 2:32:55 PM
You say it loud and clear, Paul. I respect your freedom to speak your mind, and bemoan the greed that has brought this great city to such a desperate state of affairs.
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 9:46:47 AM
To put it as bluntly as Jerry, it was something called, “White Flight.” Rich folks that lived near the factories, sold out or just left. This has happened in several northern cities where blacks from the South headed north for better jobs.
Detroit made very shoddy workmanship. How do I know? My father bought a brand-new 57 Ford with many defects, and a district Chevy salesman that I knew, drove a new 57 Chevy convertible that was, according to his own admission, “a real lemon––been in the shop many times and still not fixed.”
My brother, living in Elkhart Indiana, likes big Detroit iron, but has only bought foreign made cars since 1965.
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/19/2013 10:52:18 PM
Well said Paul...
Want to get a house demolished when it needs to be rebuilt?
Call "GOVERNMENT BUSTERS!"
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/19/2013 4:41:10 PM
What car can we nowadays buy without it being at least, for the most part, from overseas...? e
Enough is Enough (Poetry) - 7/19/2013 10:41:14 AM
Blame the ultra liberal succession of five democratic mayors elected and the massive handouts, welfare, insidious taxes on the car manufacturers, and the ALWAYS corrupt city administrators. It's about greed alright, greed in the form of looking to the taxpayers of America to bail them out, again and again, and now they want the biggest bailout yet.
A Wedding Prayer (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 9:05:27 AM
A very thoughtful prayer poem Paul.
Prayer poems are definately the BEST.
Your bother in Christ,
A Wedding Prayer (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 4:50:05 AM
A straightforward and and wonderful poem for the occasion, Paul, and one that will bring delight and happiness to your son and his soon-to-be bride.
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 12:56:37 PM
And a fine tale it was. When I was younger I met a few she devils down in Asbury Park. Nice read my friend. I enjoyed it.
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 12:52:38 PM
A fine reflection of your youth and surrondings.
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/9/2013 11:56:59 AM
And I thought the Jersey Devil was the guy just reviewed this piece. ;-) Quite frankly my dear, I never heard of him until recently (everything finally comes out when there's an Internet and cable TV with a bunch of rednecks running it).
So now you give me this fantastic information about him that's going to make me go run out into the Pine Barrens and try to spot the sucker when I could just sit back and watch those fuzzy movies and weird calls on TV. Not on your life
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/9/2013 8:40:10 AM
Paul, I like this as I have been in the NJ pine barrens a great many times when I owned my jeep...but I never met this creature though I wanted to...anyway a great write about a local, for me, creature...and actually I live in the pines as I am on the southerly edge of the Jersey pine barrens...
(also that last line you could change to: "To ponder as we walk the Catona trail". I mean not to tell you what to do, but the catona trail is a hiking trail through the barrens...)
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 9:22:32 PM
Write on Paul. It's a all a mystery of faith.
Abundant Blessings though our Lord Jesus.
Your brother in Christ,
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 4:06:11 PM
we are all holy seeds
we are God inside us &
the holy spirit in us all
our compass of love
& yes none of us are without
sin...Love & Blessings Always
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 4:02:30 PM
I get sad too when I see the small buisnesses fade
away, and too the homes that are now ole houses
broken & falling apart that once were so beutiful
& lush with flowers...it's so sad...
Memories Live Forever
Love & Blessings
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 4:00:03 PM
wheather they are real or myth
you gave us a chill!!
lurking in the shadows
& spying with the moon
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 3:11:33 PM
...there was an old movie known simply as "Legends of the Fall"... and there have been many a demon spawn that spawns its own legends... this tall tale, whether "folklore or a fact" is indeed interesting and written with relish... well done, too, Paul!
The Jersey Devil (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 2:52:55 PM
Well, truth is I don't put faith of any kind in these monster, spooky, otherworldly things in the water or in the forest or wherever they are "seen" but never really "seen."
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 7:49:19 AM
What I'm reading is a gem in the rough, just waiting to be discovered. Once people have had enough, small towns like Fall River will become a magnet for rebirth of genteel America where, around every bend, a restored mill will become a noted attraction for whatever purpose new ideas will put to it.
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 8:59:59 PM
Excellent poetic write Paul about the true story of small town America. Here in Fort Myers the Mayor was able to pass a proposal to rebuild the downtown area with cobble stone streets and restore the old movie house and other historic buildings. It is now a showcase and it puts the mall to shame. So thank God there is still hope for some towns if you have good leadership. PS: Mayor Randy is a friend of mine and is an outstanding fellow Christian. We certainly need more leadership like his kind in our country.
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 7:02:34 PM
Same for my home town to a different degree...there, all the old homes and such were torn down to build condo's...there is no place for people to park, but they have plenty of places to live...the world is changing and I don't much call it progress...e
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 3:25:26 PM
Your poem made me sad. You are much like me in that you long for things to be like they were when we were kids. Of course, I don't know your age, but I will turn seventy in December. The country we hold dear to our heart is changing rapidly, and I'm afraid not for the better. "Grew Up in Fall River" is a vivid reminder of a time of innocence, a time when we wish we could set our thoughts on pause for as long as we want to remain in that frame of time. Thanks, Paul, for a job well done. I like poetry that touches the heart as you most always manage to do, but even more so in this one.
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 2:54:58 PM
Nicely told ~
Grew Up in Fall River - Part 2 (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 11:34:51 AM
I hear you talking. I can't improve on this poem with my comments. You said all there needed to be said.
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 9:36:53 AM
I like the word paradise Paul, but I like saying it slowly, because of the meaning for all who hear it and say it,"par a dise", a homophone of sort.
Paradise is the most beautiful place waiting for me, yet when you say it slowly, it sounds like pair a dice. That being said, tossing a pair of dice is a gamble of some kind.
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness!
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 6:37:54 AM
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 5:03:39 AM
I certainly would my friend. I think my time is very short however. I am breathless when I walk from one room to another. And my place is small. I like this writing very much I found it very inspiring. Your writings continue to amaze me my friend. You are truly gifted. I am only coming into the Den to read you. I cannot do any more.............GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.......Tony
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 10:12:35 AM
A powerful longing that I hope is true for you and yours. My path is less cluttered by Lord.
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 5:34:06 AM
Beautiful verses. I have also asked my Lord to walk with me that last mile. He's held my hand through laughter and through tears all my life.I can't even think of being without Him. I have often wondered how some people can get out of bed and function every day without God in their hearts. No prayer, no hope for eternity. May your message reach the ones who need to hear this.
Love and blessings,
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 2:05:27 AM
Love the way you portray this.
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 10:59:05 PM
Terrific Bottom Line!
"To everyone that we meet
As we walk along on our trail
Tell them the endless ways we know
In trusting our Lord we cannot fail"
In trusting our Lord we cannot fail - that is so profound but it's so TRUE!
Your Brother In Christ,
Will You Walk With Me? (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 5:06:48 PM
continue the telling to all
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 10:38:22 AM
A pretty good story like poem, Paul! Thanks for the warning about the Lake too!
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 10:13:14 AM
I am having difficulty trusting anyone these days. Thank you, Paul. Love, peace, and blessings,
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 4:29:07 AM
Send Out The Deep Sea Divers & Then I will go for a swim
or a boat ride for some good fish'n :)
Creature Features & Story Teachers
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 11:19:40 PM
I would like to give the Lake a try. Just kidding of course. I enjoy these fables put to poetry very much. Thank You for sharing again...GOD Bless You and Yours.
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 5:51:27 PM
Nicely shared, Paul. Thank you. Love and peace,
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 7:13:40 AM
When you write, “this is just hearsay of course.”
I say, “What say?” Of course it could be somebody's pet Komodo dragon or a giant lamprey eel. Whatever it is, the more hideous and mysterious that rumor can make it, the further the rumor will go.
Have you ever explored the Hodag in Rhinelander? I have, and that guy really sewed together a mammalian mystery from a bunch of old skins that the animals that wore them no longer needed.
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 11:50:56 PM
Iknow our founding fathers wanted seperation from politics and religion because of the King of England. But I think America's future is headed that way. Insightful write, Paul. And a good one.
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 5:18:04 PM
Well this is one ballsy ballad! Wee timorous twaddle, of course. No match for Loch Nessie... then again!!! Shiver me timbers, even Pirates might turn into Pansies at the sight of this weevil ... masterful form and formidable narrative stretch this tall tale into a razor sharp swinger of a saw. Nicely done, my friend.
Monster Sighting in Utah (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 5:11:51 PM
Screw a boat ride, I want to go swimming...why not take chances, life is to short to not do so...another scary write, I love these, Paul...e
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 6:48:11 AM
You are singing to the chorus. I'm joining right in.
Who are the politicians? They are lawyers and failed business persons. As long as we have reverence for wealth as though it were some kind of holy Grail, we will find people moving toward it as though it were some kind of preferred way to be. Unfortunately, many have learned from the writings of Machiavelli and believe that it is the only way to behave. Hence, we must quickly determine the rotten apples and vote them out before they do too much damage.
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:10:47 PM
Yes, they are almost as bad as the unjust judges that seem to be proliferating in an overabundant supply... intriguing commentary, and particularly well-crafted...
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:28:55 PM
In God we trust not give. Great write Paul
John Michael Domino
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:19:21 PM
Another good write, Paul. It's gotten so I don't even want to turn the tv on anymore. All we hear is murder, hate, greed, evil, etc. It keeps one depressed much of the time. On the other hand, we cannot turn into ostriches and hide our heads in the sand. But I have the promise that I can spend an eternity with my Heavenly Father, and that's the thought that keeps me going on a daily basis.
David Lee Thompson
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:11:37 PM
You are right on about this...I like that first paragraph about how "these creatures" wonder this country and breed...I really thought you were talking about some creature like Bigfoot or the like, but then again maybe you were...
(PS: Paul, don't go to any trouble on my account with regards my problems of late...use what money you have on your new house in Florida...or put it towards your sons college fund...thank you... ED)
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 4:57:06 PM
another very good write Paul
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 3:08:17 PM
I love what Teresa said, those big wigs
would not fair well to be served some humble pie
but you know they have their lesson to learn
I am grateful to know humbleness & gratitude
Love & Blessings Forevermore
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 1:48:42 PM
Humbling oneself keeps you free from pride, that is why our world is where it's at today.
I see the picture in my mind by Eric Enstrom "GRACE",about an elderly peddler with head bowed and hands clasped together in prayer.
I wanted to take a picture that would show people that even though they had to do without many things because of the war they still had much to be thankful for,"
We have so much to be thankful for and yet pride keeps us from the blessings that are awaiting us.
Pride is in us all...
Evil Beings (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 1:13:46 PM
I have come to the conclusion that if you are not corrupt when you get to Washington, it only takes about two years to completely and devastatingly make you a pure evil person. I have also come to hate them all, elephants and jackasses are all the same to me.
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:33:13 AM
the beauty of nature...seen by one who really appreciates and 'sees' it. asa
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:28:42 AM
enjoyed the walk...picturesque. thanks...asa
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 11:31:32 AM
I was never in Fall River Mass in my past travels and that is to bad. It reads like a lovely town to be in......GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 11:15:42 AM
Maybe that is what I should become Paul a mountain man. I look the part now. I have a full white beard. Instead I moved from the largest city of all to a smaller city. You make the mountains seem quite livable to me with this fine piece of poetic writing. I enjoyed this writing my friend.......GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/9/2013 4:25:49 PM
Thank you for sharing these meaningful memories, Paul. Love and blessings to you,
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 8:19:04 AM
Reads like a great place to grow up in. While my last stop––high school was rather bland, it was a great to grow up in Wisconsin.
You may not believe this, but if you ask kids today, they'll tell you that growing up in suburban Houston where it is very friendly and there is so much to do that you can hardly get it all done, is a great place to grow up in.
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 6:16:35 AM
This is EXCELLENT, Paul, I love to hear memories of others home towns as I write about mine probably too much...keep these coming...e
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 5:10:24 AM
I enjoyed this glimpse into your world. My Mama also worked in a Mill in my hometown, now its nothing but shambles as it was torn down years ago, as you say to job's overseas. So many changes, Paul. Not all for the better.
Love and blessings,
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:56:25 AM
I hear you on the demise of an industry because of greed, but I can't allow the government to get off scott free. Many of those industries wouldn't have made the overseas move if they hadn't been taxed beyond measure.
Simply Trust Enough (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:41:17 AM
God Bless You!!
We are all so very blessed
your poem is a wonderful memoir too
Love Our Most High
Love & Blessings
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:37:44 AM
You have many blessings in and around your home Paul
and by this love shared & given I know just how special
your pup is too..Heaven Sent <3
The Dawg Pawlor & The Wag'n Tails
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:35:10 AM
oh you took me there!!
I would love to inhale all the beauty too
and smell all the gloriousness that surrounds you
Love & Blessings
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:34:06 AM
Dear Paul You have lived in a beautiful area
I am guessing the sweaters were knitting or crocheting!!
I used to do both!! These are the priceless memories
the everlasting moments chiseled in our core
I Love The Country Too
God's Unified Love Always
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:24:36 AM
This is a great American poem.
You could write a small poetic book.
Call it something like "The America that is now Unknown".
Just an idea...
Your brother in Christ,
John Michael Domino
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:21:13 AM
Enjoyed this write and look forward to the followup. Isn't it good to visit the past, where life was good and safe and secure. I am 69 years old and find today's America very unsettling. Oh, how I wish we could have Her back--back like She was during the days of my childhood. Enough said by me. Waiting for Part 2.
David Lee Thompson
Grew up in Fall River - Part 1 (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 4:02:18 AM
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 7:55:35 AM
Yes, your poem speaks volumes about the style of living that is created when you move out into nature on the mountainside. Everyone should be able to to experience living like that at least once in their lifetime
I have lived on a hilltop in Wisconsin, on a steep hillside into Cheat Canyon, West Virginia, and built a home overlooking a small lake on Bear Mountain just west of Atlanta in Georgia. All of these locations were in the country where the air was pure, and wildlife abounded. Having spent the last 30 years in flat suburbia, I miss those mountains very much.
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 9:38:33 PM
Beautiful poem, Paul. It captures your love of the mountains in a way that we all can get a better glimpse of. I once had the pleasure to at least visit a cabin retreat in the Rockies from time to time. I hope you get back to the top of your mountain soon.
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 6:58:58 PM
Your love of the mountains seems to me to compare to my love of Mother Ocean and her shores...we both owned to a degree a little piece of heaven...I have been to NH and would love to one day see it again...if you ever go to the beach in NJ, u have to get hold of me to show you around...I think you and your family will find they could love it too...(what about that place in Florida...? how is that idea coming along...?) e
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 6:17:18 PM
Paul, again your words have brought wonderful memories to mind. Since our retirement, God has blessed my wife and me and another couple with traveling extensively throughout this wonderful land. We have flown out West several times and did a four-thousand-mile trip after we got there. And our trips always involved the mountains. We have been fortunate to visit most of the national parks, and I suppose my favorite is Glacier National Park. No doubt my favorite drive throughout this land is Bear Tooth Highway, said to be the most beautiful drive in America. I cannot argue with that statement. We have traveled through New Hampshire and soaked in all its beauty; however, my life will not be complete until I travel to the summit of Mt. Washington, hopefully to experience at least a little of its high winds. We drove by there once with the intentions of driving to the top. Unfortunately, it was fogged in. Paul, I could go on and on about my travels throughout the U.S., but you probably would like for me to bring this session to a close. Anyway, thanks for the great memories you have stirred within me with your write. Keep up the good work. From the hills of West Virginia, I am...
David Lee Thompson
P.S. I was raised in rural Appalachia. It is still home. We have been stereotyped by many as being different. Yes, we do have our own way of life. But each region throughout this land is different from the others. That's what makes us all unique. A lady in the Northwestern U.S. once told me that my accent was cute. Of course, I thought that a funny thing for her to say. Yes, I suppose I'm different in that way, too. In closing, I must say that God has richly blessed me by allowing me to see so much beauty in this great nation. I have seen things that, as a child, were not even part of my thinking. I do hope He allows me to see the Rockies once more before He calls me home. I just can't get enough of them.
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 5:01:34 PM
Wow! We had the similar experiences Paul. I was a country boy at heart who grew up in the city. God had plans for me and it was not on asphalt! Now I have a garden and many fruit trees. I tend my own yard because I love to work outdoors. How could I ask the Lord for more?
Your brother in Christ,
Our Mountain Home (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 4:43:14 PM
such a truthful write i lived in the Piute Mountains for 7 years and would not trade those memories for anything
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 8:54:46 AM
Gee Paul this writing made my eyes swell with tears. I lost Smokie because my ex-wife did not like him. And I still miss him.........GOD Bless You and Yours.
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 10:12:19 AM
So glad you took him in. He needed your loving care.
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 7:37:10 PM
Beautiful and I reminder of God's hand in our lives. I have always had pets but after the last two cats died within a few years of each other both almost 20 years old, I swore no more pets. The emotional heartache of the losses was too much to go through again. Well other plans were in store for me in the form of three little kittens born of the feral cat that had been and still is living in and around our yard. I wasn't meant to remember the heartache of loss but the joy of the love our pets give us. Now they are 5 years old and seem more like dogs in their attentiveness.
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 5:38:47 PM
My old Ruffie dog was part shepherd & I would love another dog just like him...your dog will protect your son for life, he is most lucky...e
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 5:32:56 PM
The law of attraction that never fails.
Inspiring, wonderful celebration poem,
says it all about the "cutie" and cuddly,
great companionship..."Blessings from God"...
Thank you Paul for sharing your gift with us.
With warm regards Isabella.
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 3:42:27 PM
You make me want another German Shepard. I've had three: Sheba, Bo, and Greta. The females make wonderful pets, not to say that Bo wasn't a good dog; he was just more distant than the females. It is my opinion that German Shepards are the best breed of all. It was a sad day indeed when each of them departed this world, especially my dear Sheba. What a personality that one had. I was able to keep Greta the longest, and she was a sweetheart as well. Unfortunately, each of them died quite young: Bo was killed by a car, Sheba (I'm almost certain) was poisoned, and Greta had seizures. I apologize for getting carried away with my own experiences, but your piece stirred these memories in me, and for that I am most appreciative. Thank you, Paul.
David Lee Thompson
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 3:26:03 PM
they are just that
Sheltered by an Angel (Poetry) - 6/3/2013 3:00:48 PM
Very nice poetic story about man's best friend. Pets give unconditional love. When they depart we feel the loss. They give so much and all they ask for is care and love in return. It's a bond that cannot be explained as they are a gift from GOD above...
Your brother in Christ,
John Michael Domino
Simply Trust Enough (Poetry) - 5/31/2013 7:47:09 PM
Very inspiring, and yes so wonderfully written. GOD always comes through for us doesn't he my friend..............GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Simply Trust Enough (Poetry) - 5/29/2013 5:53:52 AM
I've always trusted in my inner sense of navigation. It's rarely failed me. Maps and GPS are just helpers.
Simply Trust Enough (Poetry) - 5/29/2013 2:21:04 AM
to talk with him often just be thankful
Simply Trust Enough (Poetry) - 5/28/2013 6:32:35 PM
Beautiful words, looking for the right time now to share with my daughter. She's suffering from a sudden breakup after a 31/2 yr semi long distance relationship. They were close but finally in same city, then wham, I guess the marriage pressure hit him and he felt something "missing". I try to get my daughter to understand that I'm certain the "missing" is not anything any person can fill for him. But she is still in pain and feeling abandoned. I told her the whole week before this happened I thought it strange that at least once a day, usually more, I heard the "God Bless the Broken Road" song on the radio and I had not heard it in ages. She listens to the same station, I listen to the station because of her, but I know she loves this song. I think it was a sign to me to prepare to be there for my daughter. I knew it was a sign of something. After 55 yrs of living I am finally trying to pay attention to the signs, even the small ones like when I put on my winter heavy duty clogs the other day. I almost changed but stopped myself. That afternoon "our" too tame young mama raccoon decided she wanted to see what I was tossing in the trash. It was catalogs into the recycle bin but she ran towards because I was in the middle of the path to food and actually was on my shoes, I screamed at her because I didn't want her running up my legs but if I had not had those shoes on, I would have had scratches and all sorts of issues to deal with. I talked to animal control when she started walking up to close to me and I see her eat and drink and she is not aggressive, just hungry so they didn't think she was rabid, neither did I but if that day I had not had the urge to wear those shoes when it was really way too hot well then things could have turned out bad for two of God's creatures not to mention the babies.
For Liberty and Justice (Poetry) - 5/27/2013 4:09:02 PM
Ditto what Ron expressed... ...an apt and timely write, Paul. Love and blessings to you,
For Liberty and Justice (Poetry) - 5/26/2013 6:21:56 AM
It is time we fight terrorists and stop trying to bring American religious values to people who don't need our morality in their lives. Too many have died needlessly for causes that were needless to start with, regardless of how we rationalize why we did it in the first place.
SPIRIT ALERT! - - - - - 2013 (Poetry) - 5/25/2013 3:04:06 AM
I love this & too feeling the presence of spirit
which is not in the mind at all (as we know)
when our spirit is grieved we know it, and when
our spirit is healing we also know that
as we do when healed
Healing Balms Forever
Love & Blessings
POETIC GRACE - (a meal time prayer) (Poetry) - 5/25/2013 3:01:48 AM
and it is a lovely one Paul
having a heart full of gratitude is beautiful
Love & Blessings
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/25/2013 3:00:14 AM
Thanks for sharing this Paul
I gotta say too, in reference to background checks: I was shocked to learn that Obama was from another country! Our fore Fathers are rolling in their graves!
We are in dire straights with a new age venues of millennial terrorism
and that is who is in charge!
POETIC GRACE - (a meal time prayer) (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 3:42:39 PM
Amen, Paul. Love and blessings,
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 4:53:04 PM
Beautiful Inner Smile
& God's Love Paul
You are blessed to be able to visit
this wonderful lake with a soul from God
Heaven Sent & Faithfully Spent
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 7:47:56 AM
Personally, I wish they'd get rid of the senate here in Canada. In light of recent scandals, that useless "arm" of government has got to go. Thanks for sharing, Paul. Love and peace,
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 8:20:44 AM
This oughta be your campaign promise, Paul...and you can take over her place in the state senate...(though I must say, I have known a few people that went into office with great intentions of being the peoples voice and now are just as swell headed as it sounds this lady is...hope you won't, but sometimes its the only way to go it seems...) e
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 11:16:30 AM
It certainly does look like she's on her way out… With a pack of money from her friendly PACs. Probably will get a good job in the revolving door. After all, that's what she became a senator for.
POETIC GRACE - (a meal time prayer) (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 9:04:16 AM
Most of your prayer is like mine. I just thank the Good Lord for the food I am about to receive,.........GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 9:00:34 AM
I agree with You Paul completely. Backround checks should be the law. I do not like the idea of guns but if it has to be at least only sane people should have them.
Dear Senator Kelly Ayotte (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 6:00:15 AM
Great write Paul. I am all for background checks. My ID is checked all the time at the register we out to have a legal ID to register to vote.
God Bless you Paul!
PS: Most folks don't have the guts to take a stand. The IRS may be watching. But so is Jesus - In the end, what will we stand for???
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 7:14:56 AM
Your faith is strong, tis good for me to know of you, God will be happy that I read of you...(thank you for your words on my recent posting about my friend passing)...e
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 12:46:50 PM
The unconditional love changes what is...probable
and makes...unlikely things ...possible.
That's Love Of God.
Thank you Paul for sharing your poem ..."His Truth".
With warm regards Isabella.
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 8:26:58 AM
Your verses are a testimonial of your faith, Paul. Love and blessings to you,
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 11:37:32 AM
Wonderful poem Paul,
These words say it all:
:He never quits and never fails
Life eternal is guaranteed
He gives us all a plan for life
Invites us into eternity."
Duh?! Who wouldn't want to be with Him?
It muddles the mind but I guess satan is working over-time.
God Bless You!
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 5:25:34 AM
I thank God everyday for accepting me into his eternal world yet to come! The opportunity to share him with others is such a small thing compared to what he did for us on the cross. Thank you for sharing your testimony in this poem to a world that needs it!
Blessings my friend!!
A Story of Love (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 2:21:46 AM
his love is ever lasting as you describe here
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 7:42:41 AM
The trail of your trials can be eased by the wonders of mother nature.
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 2:24:09 AM
your words speak of true faith
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 1:23:39 AM
Hi Paul, I have not read you for awhile and I see how much I have missed. You are a one of a kind writer my friend.I have my own pain( neuropathy) so I understand. Your writing convays the true understanding of our Lords love for us. I pray for your continued comfort my friend......GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 7:03:21 PM
We all need a HAVEN when life gets us down. I'm glad you have a place to go to feel soothed from the trials of the day. God sent you there, He knew you needed a moment of peace. I have a bad back, I understand pain. May God bless you, Paul.
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 6:32:09 PM
Yes, He does all that and more...my lake where the Great Spirit exists is the beach and ocean...if I am down there only a short time to smell the salt air, that is enough to make me better no matter how badly I feel...(thanks for your advice regards this depression I have been feeling of late...much appreciated...) e
Smile of the Great Spirit (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 5:46:46 PM
"I had chosen to stop by the lake, it was completely
out of my way..." but easier route to happiness and the pain's
gone...like as if by magic....that's power...power of smile.
Absolutely love your poem.
Help Along Our Trails (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:40:29 AM
So let us never be ashamed
To accept some help from others
That's what this life is all about
We are all sisters and brothers
Indeed, Paul. Love and blessings to you,
Just Who Are We To Not Forgive? (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 9:26:33 AM
Regis said the it the best and I hope that he (Regis) takes his own advice...e
Just Who Are We To Not Forgive? (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 4:44:56 PM
Exceptional poem about God's love and forgiving each other as God forgives us.
Love and blessings,
Just Who Are We To Not Forgive? (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 9:24:16 AM
You make some good points, Paul. We need to forgive others and often, ourselves as well. Love and blessings,
Just Who Are We To Not Forgive? (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:31:52 PM
A very in-depth piece, Paul, with every line matching each verse to create a new/different poem, if it were written out as such. I hope you know what I mean. I'm fond of writing this type of poem myself. It's a beautiful echo to the main piece, and it's fun to play with with whatever passion you are trying to express.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Just Who Are We To Not Forgive? (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 4:55:18 PM
faith will keep you safe and well
SPIRIT ALERT! - - - - - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:02:48 AM
Your spirit is alive and well––in your brain––where it has always resided.
SPIRIT ALERT! - - - - - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 5:42:05 AM
To God there's no problem too hard
To God there's no problem too hard
To God there's no problem too hard
OK now I get it! If you can't figure it out To God there's no problem too hard.
Amen my friend!
Your Brother in Christ,
SPIRIT ALERT! - - - - - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 5:31:06 AM
so true your faith and spirit know
Simply Believe - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 4:44:47 AM
This is an outstanding write. One I wished I had done. It encourages ALL to come to Christ. There's not one man Jesus cannot save.
Love and Blessings,
Simply Believe - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 2:54:50 AM
so right Paul simply believe
Simply Believe - 2013 (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 7:50:01 PM
The bottom line:
It's good to know that Jesus saves
He'll put an end to fear and doubt
Though sinfully we come to Him
Our Lord will never cast us out!
Amen! Brother in Christ,
John Michael Domino