Sometimes a thing can be happy and sad at the same time, and too painful to deal with but also incredible beautiful that you just can’t turn away from it.  This duality exists in many things in life I believe.  But what can you do but embrace the very thing you know you cannot bear to hold and suffer in your heart? What can you do when you know you cannot live without the very thing that will kill you?  Here is a poem about this very subject we all must face at some time in our lives.

–Patrick The Poet


I fold my arms around you,
You slip into my embrace.
While the anguish of my tears
Seems mirrored upon your face.

So I imagine them there,
Like sunlight on rainy days;
My lips kissing memories,
Like sweet lies the truth betrays.

Still I savor one last kiss,
Then lift you into your grave.
One last kiss to court the past,
And the life love failed to save.

Gone is the warmth of your lips,
Gone the treasure of your breath.
And though everything is gone,
You are beautiful in death!

For a faint smile lines your face.
Sunlight lingers in your hair.
And though life seems present still,
It’s as lifeless as despair!

Were it I could steal away
And give even one more kiss.
Instead of embracing death,
And giving more tears to this!

Yet such are life’s memories
Death scars with tears and regret:
Too painful to remember.
Too beautiful to forget.


From what I consider the greatest pop/rock album ever is this prophetic, profound masterpiece by Jackson Browne.  Like elegant poetry put to music, JB’s album, I’m Alive, is something The Bard himself would praise, I do believe.  I hope everyone who listens to this torch song someday obtains the album.  It’s an investment in truth, beauty, and enlightenment worth all the gold in Fort Knox, I do declare!



Isn’t it fun to find fun, funny, feel-good blurbs like this online?  And I don’t even charge for this sagaciously jocular service! 
Patrick The Poet



strawberryblonde was weed-eating her
yard and accidentally cut off the tailof her
cat which was hiding in the grass.

She rushed her cat, along with the tail,
over to WAL-MART!



WALMART is the largest re-tailer in the




Have a fabulous STRESS-FREE day!!!!

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-05-08)

Profound quotations and words of wisdom is always the order of the day!
Patrick The Poet
THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-05-08)
Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
–Danish proverb
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
–Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
–Sir James Dewar, Scientist (1877-1925)
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
–Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
–Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
–Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.
–W. Edwards Deming
It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and THEN do your best.
–W. Edwards Deming
All my life I’ve wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.
–Jane Wagner/Lily Tomlin (1939- )
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
–Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)
We think in generalities, but we live in details.
–Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
–Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)
In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.
–Diego Marchi

THE BOY FROM THE COUNTRY by the one and only JD‏

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Here is some beautiful music to add to what I hope is a beautiful day you are enjoying with family and friends.  To complement this sparkling day here is an inimitable song by the one and only John Denver.

As it is, John Denver will always occupy a special place in my heart.  For his amazingly beautiful voice and vocal range, and for the incredibly beautiful and sensitive songs that he wrote and sang.  Here is one those most superlative of all songs he wrote and sang, and it was one I used to sing myself years ago when I was in the business; and it’s a song I hope everyone will listen to.  The reasons for doing so will become oh so clear to you after you do!  Enjoy.

PaTricK ThE PoeT 


If Dogs Could Talk‏

Cute little fellows.  We better start listening to ’em!
Patrick The Poet


 ‘Look  . . . I was  thirsty  man, deal with it . ‘ 
   ‘Touch de duck… I keel you.’  
‘Weeeeeee!!!  Look at me I’m Yoda!   
 ‘You want a piece of me?  Bring it….!’ 
 ‘Kid . . . you’re askin’  the wrong guy.’ 
‘I don’t get it.  Where’s the milk?!’  
‘Bread!  You’re seriously giving me bread . . . ?’
[sniff . sniff] . . . .  ‘Oh, this part of the movie always makes me cry’
 ‘This stupid bird’s about to get a snot bath.’  
‘Therrrz no way that was . . . [hiccup!] . . . juzzt milk . . . [hiccup] !’
 ‘I . . . hate . . you.’  

 ‘Hi!!!  I’m Teddy, a wild little Gemini . . . . aaaaaannnd, I, like,
you know, long walks on the beach.
Aaaannnd  I  just  LOVE  me some tennis balls.   Byyeeee!!!!’

‘I’m not….[yawn]…tired, ok? I’m…just….. a little…sllleee..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’
‘BUT I DON’T WANNA GO…!!!!  AAAAaaaaaahahhhahh’
 ‘It was only a little pee, why the 30 minute timeout?’ 
 ‘Rrrrr…. I’m  a  Tiger.  Rrrrrrr’  
 Wow, dude…  I went through your bag, man, and I found this
little bag of green stuff.  So I totally ate it.
Awesome.  Got any munchies?  I can’t feel my tongue…. hahahaha 
 ‘So Dad left when he found out about Mom and the Panda.’


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-27-08)

It’s turkey week and it’s important we have at least one good Thanksgiving quote in our Monday bar quotes.  But the whole slew of quotes here are all pretty darn good.  And that’s no turkey, turkey!

Patrick The Poet


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-27-08)

Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpking pie?
–John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Pumpkin”

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
–Abraham Lincoln

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
–Christopher Hampton

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
–Albert Einstein

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
–Arthur Ashe

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
–Theodore Roosevelt

There are only two ways to live your life. One is to live as though nothing is a miracle. The other is to live as though everything is a miracle.
–Albert Einstein

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
–H.G. Wells “The Time Machine”

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
–Thomas Jefferson

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
–Benjamin Franklin

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Respect human talent, respond to genius, recognize reality, admire truth and beauty, realize the meaning of the rare flower Reason.
–Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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