The Wind

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If you enjoy beautiful romantic poetry, then it is my pleasure to share this poem of mine with you!
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Slipping by Kristen McHenry

Slipping by Kristen McHenry

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For her superb online blog, my poet friend Kristen McHenry has posted this week a profound, deep and rife with beautiful metaphor poem of her own creation.  It’s called Slipping…and it’s inimitable.  And I wanted to share it with you.

Here: http://thegoodtypist.blogspot.com/2017/05/slipping.html

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

It’s a great day to be alive! So it’s got to be a great day to read some profound words from some profound people. So go for it…and enjoy!

Patrick The Poet A GOOD PHILOSOPHY

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
–Mark Twain

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
–Alice Mackenzie Swaim

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
–Raoul Vaneigem

A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an apostle to look out.
–Georg C. Lichtenberg

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
-Jean Rostand

With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair. –Matthew Arnold

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
-Will Rogers

To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
–Kahlil Gibran

Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
–Yogi Berra

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
–Barry Goldwater

At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo — slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.
–Bernard Cooper

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
–John Henry Jowett

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
–Bernard Meltzer

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
–Washington Irving, “Tales of a Traveler”

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.

–James Randi

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
–George Bernard Shaw

DESERT LOYALTY

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For the holiday season and the coming of hopefully a better year, this poem is dedicated to all my dearest friends and fellow true believers.

Patrick The Poet

 

DESERT LOYALTY
 
Once you found yourself alone…far from trust and paradise,
Bereft of all those you gave every ounce of loyalty to.
Though now these sands are harsh and hot–they are as cold as ice!
And rife with the rage of a world that has turned against you.
Yet time after time another promise has come along…
Heard from the lips of ardent friendships that swore to be true.
Instead, you were left to die…like silence murders a song,
Or as wind does over the sand…to leave the desert askew!
 
Then here upon this barren plain you happened upon me.
To find and save my life when I was at death’s very brink.
Still, though I humbly thanked you and swore eternal loyalty,
You no more believed me…though I wrote it in mortal ink!
Now over time and other lifetimes the desert has fed
More betrayal to you, and too much disdain of me, I think.
Still, I have waited years to be thirsting and almost dead…
Ah, to find water…and give you the first and only drink!

 

EXHORTATION

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I missed the holidays that were and the company of loved ones and special friends now gone.  I find this to be true for those still around among family and friends who celebrated as I several decades of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The festive atmosphere, shimmering lights and decorations and hoopla for the holidays still hold some appeal.  But not like before.  And, as the years go on, the appeal wanes a little bit more each holiday season.  Tried as I have, it seems impossible to prevent this gradual feeling of ennui from setting in.  It appears to be as unavoidable as is the passage of time and growing age. 

I think the older we get the less appealing and less fun become the holidays is something that really begins to happen when we hit our fifties. For some, maybe during their forties.  This is because as the years go on we lose more and more loved ones and friends.  And so it is at this point in my life I don’t really celebrate the holidays.  I acknowledge them and still realize their importance and reverence.  But they’re more a fun and joy to younger people, in my opinion.  To us older folk, they become more and more bittersweet and continually rife with past memory.

The only decent advice I have to give is cherish the holidays that were and the better memory you can keep until the end.  Most of all, cherish those loved ones and friends now gone, and the ones still with you until the end!  Hopefully in a better way, my poem here will tell you what I mean.

Patrick The Poet

 

EXHORTATION

I will always feel love that is true and magnificent
And hear lovers repeat words that are well worth repeating,
(So it is with true friends who share every careful greeting);
And yet, though love is potent and happiness is well meant,
I would tell them to hold on to every precious moment,
For love is frail…and happiness is so very fleeting.

For I have felt the spark of hope and the sunlight beaming
Through the eons of life that selfishness and greed distort
(Which truth and wisdom often fail to repair or comfort);
And though there are those who dream of sunlight always gleaming,
I would tell them to hold on to every dream they’re dreaming,
For dreams are such fragile things…and life is so very short.

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

Lots of funny quotes in this week’s post…to get you ready for gobble, gobble day!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
–Henry David Thoreau

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
–Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

A great man, if he cannot leave his fame behind for 1,000 years, should [try to] leave his stinking repute behind for 10,000 years.
–Huan Wen (312-373)

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
–Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

I think it would be a good idea.
–Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
–Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
–Irving Kristol

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
–Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
– A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
–H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927

Everything that can be invented has been invented.
–Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

DIVINITY

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The time will probably come when you’re about to lose a family member or someone you love.  It’s especially painful if they are young and it’s way before their time.  The injustice of it can be overwhelming.  So can the shock and unpreparedness of it.  And it may be that you will try everything to save that person.  Then realize there’s nothing you can do but pray.  This is what happened to me once some years ago.  And this poem is the conclusion about it that I came up with and wrote.

Patrick The Poet

 

DIVINITY

So wild and dark tonight, and the winds hiss and curse
Such poignant refrains in me…begging creation.
But if I am to soothe your heart with a single verse…
I fear it will require divine inspiration.

Worse still, your life has fallen to diminished thirds
And to silencing strains of your own invention.
Still, though I would save you if I could with mere words…
I fear it will require divine intervention.

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