THE HUMAN HEART

DEATHLESS LOVEWhen you lose something as precious as love, and lose it forever in this life to something called death, it doesn’t have to destroy you nor ruin the rest of your days on this earth.  You can keep it and the memory of it inside your heart…like a treasure that even death can’t reach.   And you will find you can go on.

Patrick The Poet

 

THE HUMAN HEART

There at the bottom of the sea, inside my heart,
Lies a sunken treasure that cannot be exhumed.
For in two beds we sleep–together and apart:
Death inside a grave, and my life that is a tomb.

For the sea is a mighty force, I’ve heard it said.
To shred the human heart…like leaves from trees left bare.
Still, although the sea may never give up its dead,
The human heart can survive who gives up despair!

For the precious treasure can live bereft of strife
And can restore the life of every tomb-filled breath!
If your earnest soul can remain loyal throughout life,
Then will it be love lives on even after death.

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AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES!

These aren’t so amazing, but they are kind of funny!

Patrick The Poet

AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:

1. IF YOU’RE CHOKING ON AN ICE CUBE, SIMPLY POUR A CUP OF BOILING WATER DOWN YOUR THROAT. PRESTO! THE BLOCKAGE WILL INSTANTLY REMOVE ITSELF.

2. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

3. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.

4. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

5. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

6. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU’LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

7. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE – WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN’T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN’T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

8. REMEMBER – EVERYONE SEEMS NORMAL UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THEM.

9. IF YOU CAN’T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU’VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

DAILY THOUGHT:

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES – NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY!

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This is Memorial Day, the holiday to commemorate and give thanks to all those Americans who have worn the uniform, walked the wall, and fought and/or served in our U.S. military or are doing so now.  This is their day, past, present and future.  And I salute every single one of them and you who wear the uniform.  They and you are why we are free and live in this greatest country in the history of the human race.  You are the best!

Semper Fi,

Patrick The Ex-Jarhead Poet

MemorialDay At Arlington National Cemetery: 26 May 2008

 

THE TRUE MEANING OF FOREVER

 

  This poem is for those whose hearts remain young, who cherish romance and moonlight, and who believe that love is and should always be forever!

Patrick The Poet

 

THE TRUE MEANING OF FOREVER

You have been looking for someone all your life,
Through the haze of days, beneath the clouds at night.
Someone to save you from loneliness and strife,
Ah, someone to love you back with all love’s might!

In solitude where flowers grow bright and rife,
Or along some lonely, disregarded beach,
You have been looking for someone all your life,
Yet somehow love has remained just out of reach.

For it is such a strange and arduous game.
You can waste your whole life on one endeavor;
And suddenly find love–then forget its name!
As despair learns to abandon forever.

But then you know you must give it one last try
And return to the sea to escape the shore!
Just to answer this question before your die:
“Ah, isn’t love worth a lifetime searching for?”

Then at that moment when despair seems enow
And you feel bereft of hope and prayerful charms,
A storm hits! And you are tossed stern to bow!
And suddenly…someone falls into your arms.

Then you know love is a wild and windy flame,
As vicarious as ill and fair weather!
Waiting to reveal itself and call your name,
And show you the true meaning of forever.

 

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HEY, PAULA!

This week’s song entry comes from my good friend and fellow writer John Taft. It’s so good, I thought I’d share it with all of you. And yes, the song in question is from 1963–a long time before many of your were born, no doubt. But Beethoven and Tchaikovsky were born way before any of us, and does this stop us from listening to their superlative music? I hope not!

Anyway, the song Hey Paula was a huge No. 1 hit in 1963 and there’s a great story to go along with the song. The links to both the story and the song are herein below (and extra songs by the duo). So check them out, listen to the timelessly beautiful song, and don’t mind adding it to your ever-evolving knowledge Rolodex. It’s nice to know more today than we did yesterday. Right? I hope so!

PaTricK ThE PoeT

P.S. And remember what Alfred E. Neuman once said: Beauty and greatness are never before our time but forever timeless!

Link to Story About Song: http://www.classicbands.com/paula.html

Link to Hey Paula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWWxfHjwqIM&feature=youtube_gdata_playerey Paula

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-05-09)

This wild, woolly group of bar quotes is ours for the enjoying this profound week. And don’t anybody forget it! lol

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-05-09)

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
–Author Unknown

Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.
–Robert Orben

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
–George Lorimer

Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, ‘I’ll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?
–Bette Midler

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
–Paula Poundstone

If a man acts in a mechanical way, reacting to external demands or instruction rather than in ways determined by his own interests and energies and power, we may admire what he does but we despise what he is.
–Wlhelm von Humboldt

It’s a very good historical book about history.
–Dan Quayle

With this book, I truly hope to reach everyone that I don’t bump into on the street and share my story.
–Teri Hatcher

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
–Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you concentrate on the present, you eliminate what happened yesterday and any apprehension of what may happen tomorrow.
–Denis Waitley

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
–Walt Disney (1901-1966)

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
–Mae West (1892-1980)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
–Gail Godwin

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
–Henry Kissinger (1923-)

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
–Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.
–Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)

LET’S ALL HELP TO FURTHER THE CAUSE OF HSR!

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CELESTIAL LOVE

CELESTIAL LOVEWhen you really love someone, you love them in a spiritual and deeply reverent way as well as in all the other ways so often written about!

Patrick The Poet

 

CELESTIAL LOVE

Like a drop of dew caressing a frail flower,
Like a stream of sunlight bathing a lurid lake
Before the day arrives and God’s angels awake
(When the glory of His love makes every heart ache
And pray for strength in life’s most desperate hour!)–

I will hold you like silence holds a precious word:
With a touch of God’s softest, most delicate love,
Near the source of every prayer ever prayed and heard!
(Wherein…like a drop of dew or a fragile bird,
I shall love you like God loves His angels above!)

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