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"Bridging the future"

There comes a time
To walk away
To look away
And sigh

To take a turn
Down another road
No need to worry
No need to wonder
No need to cry

You'll know it when
Your heart will tell you
It's time for a change of plans
To mosey down
That new found road
To far and distant lands

To sing your songs
Write a brand new verse
Find a brand new perspective
On the whole universe


Inspired by Rhonda Pierce's photograph. Image Shared by permission. See Rhonda Pierce Photography on FaceBook.
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"Roger's waters might run deep"

We are just cogs
In the ever expanding machine
Insignificant you would think
But each more important than it would seem

We don't know
Why we are here
While pondering the universe
On the back porch with a beer

We try to go through life
With a smile and not a sneer
Rose colored glasses
So's to not see through the veneer

Reaching the bottom of the longneck glass
Still thinking of the things
They don't teach you in class
And wondering
Always wondering
What the hell it all means


Inspired by a couple of FB friends, who live half the planet apart, discussing matters deep and wide but not in any way a divide. We are all always more alike than we think. And sometimes willing to admit. 😀
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"A muse'd to death"

A muse led me
To the edge of a cliff
She said don't worry son
I'll give you a lift

Take my hand
To the other side
Trust in me
And you'll surely fly

So I did
And we began across
But half way there
My grip she lost

And falling down
I began to scream
Only to wake
It was only a dream


Inspired by the things that go on in bed, when sleep is all thats supposed to be in your head.
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"Holy Spirit"

No one here knows me
Surely no one gives a damn
If am a vagrant or a rich man
No one will ask me if I am

I am just another rider
Going from place to lonely place
But no one gives me credence
And no one will remember my face

Would you really think to look for
Something gold beneath these clothes
Or allow me through their front door
Instead of shouting I should go

I am just another rider
Going from place to lonely place
But no one gives me credence
And no one will remember my face

So like all you careworn sinners
In railcars sleeping with the mice
Be mindful as I'm tending my flock
Look not for salvation from the winners
For my name is Jesus Christ

I am not just another rider
Going from place to lonely place
I am here for your salvation
And return you to God's grace


Inspired by all the little miracles that happen everyday and by the growing number of people who we ignore each and everyday. Not knowing that one of them may sit in judgement on the end of the line. Be kind to someone every chance you get. Kindness makes this life worth living.

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Make America great again depends on getting America to 'Make' again

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A treatise on the wonders of aging

One of the blessings and curses of aging is digestive issues.
Whether you are going a lot more or going a lot less does not matter, you will be spending more time in the facilities. Now when you have kids your time is limited, either you beat them to it or you get in line. And by the time the last one went the first one is back and having to pee. Or it's the spouse. However when you get older you are more likely to have more than one facility and, if you are male, no one is in a rush to go in there if they know you have been there. So since you more time in there you can watch YouTube videos of some guy that invented a high speed log splitter, your favorite bands fan uploaded terrible audio video of the week or any number of fun things. Or you can read. Who knows you might even learn rocket science. You might invent some new plumbing. You might prove the Big Bang theory. Anything is possible. See, even hemorrhoid's might have a positive outcome. Yeah, you might even invent paint that won't peel or a bidet that doesn't use water.
So be thankful for what you got. And remember, it's actually better to leave a shit than to take one.......

JS 2016
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"I prefer to always think outside the box. Therefore please dont put me in one. Even if you think it's appropriate" - Me

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"Blue Dream"

Soaring beyond
valley and stream
The clouds above
The mountains on high
To live
To dream
To fly

Carry me past
all of my woes
Carry me past
all of the oats
I have sowed

Take me where
I have never been
Show me
what I have
never seen

Reveal a place
to make a new start
A place to rest
A place for my heart
To live
To dream
To fly


Thanks to Joe Satriani for the inspiration
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Just to get an early jump on wishes for all of you and the fact that someone I know somewhere is already into Thanksgiving day!

On this American Holiday celebration of Thanksgiving:

I wish you and yours have a wonderful day,
Full of peace dear God if you may
Keep one and all both safe and sound
well fed and happy with bellies round
All of those that keep harm at arms length
continue with full hearts and at full strength
All of those with less than most
God please provide them with a gracious host
Music in the air for all to hear
to bring smiles to sad faces and grins ear to ear
So dear God, this is what I pray
and give thanks to you this Thanksgiving Day

@JS 11/26/2014
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