Tag Archives: life relationships

I’ll Stand Up for You

I’ll stand up for you In the pouring rain Shower you with hope Take away your pain   I’ll stand up for you In the darkest hour Take your fear away Help you see your power   Hold your head … Continue reading

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“On Happiness”

The happiness of little children is amazing to watch. They find joy in the simplest things. Watching them grow can be painful. Part of that process is learning to deal with adversity and “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is … Continue reading

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“The Pine Box” —for SMP

Nicks and cuts Dings and dents Nail holes Blood Sweat Tears Decades of growth rings in 100 year-old boards You and I are there In the wood itself and The hope that remains of Memory and Friendship   Daniel J. … Continue reading

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Star Shine

I want to rearrange the stars to write your name there and I Love You   with the light from millennia ago to shine another several thousand years much shorter time than I have loved you …will love you   … Continue reading

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“When I’m Sixty-Four”

Today I am sixty-four years old. This sixty-fourth year has been one of great contrast to the previous one, and itself has had some ups and downs, but mostly it has been a wonderful twelve months. Last year at this … Continue reading

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“Circle of Gold”

On December 30, 1972, I married my best friend, Nancy Fender. She put a gold ring on my finger as we pledged to love and honor one another as long as we both lived. January 17, 2013—forty years, eighteen days, … Continue reading

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“PDA”

I only know one way to love—unconditionally. I just don’t understand any other way. What is love if there are conditions? “Like”? “Fair weather friendship”? Can’t do it. I can’t help myself from admitting it, either, if I love someone. … Continue reading

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