November 22, 2017

"Are You Thankful?"


“Are You Thankful?”

cji
11/23/17

How many remember struggles
living in the 15th or 16th century
even in the early 20th century
without modern conveniences
taken for granted today in USA
where many still in the world
without even a fraction of any
how can we be thankful today
if we remember not sacrifices
of those who’ve gone before
rather many destroy history
re-writing as they choose
brilliant minds and druggies
are you thankful – if for what
or better to who are you
so much sacrifice given
so spoiled those living now
comprehending selfishness
before humble gratefulness!

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"Really?"



“Really?”

cji
11/23/17

How are so many so lost
making to live in 3rd world
acting as if it’s so today
rioting and acting foolish
pretending to be so ugly
wearing flowers and stings
pretending as being in jail
pants around their knees
being available to what
they’ve no clue to example
others ignoring the truth
blaming all their woes
on who gave freedom
to be the folly of dirt
thus on Thanksgiving
so ignorant as to ask
‘give us more give all’
and we respond today
understanding Thanksgiving
ask loud and clear, ‘really?’



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"Fair or ..."


“Fair or …”

cji
11/22/17

Sometimes wondering of life
wandering from an infant
so much going on around
yet too young to discern
while as a child alert but
more selfish than learning
becoming a teenager found
comprehending so much
twisting between childhood
becoming too soon adult
memories are great also
but as December comes
wondering what’s fair or
while knowing it’s all fair
we’ve each a life to live
a mission to complete
unable to run once more
except in the mind aware
able to reflect and share
knowing all is fair in life
while seemingly to linger
wandering from infancy
into too soon December!

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November 21, 2017

"Family"


“Family”

cji
11/22/17

Generations upon generations
kindred spirits called family
some by birth others marriage
some as friends loved as one
each time a family grows
the spirit of love also does
while the world wrests strangely
seeking a families destruction
seeking as the adversary
righteousness to prevail
the family is eternal ever
to return as one to Father
bonded upon generations
kindred spirits called family!

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November 20, 2017

"Did You Count Them"


“Did You Count Them”

cji
11/21/17

Really did you count them
the tarnished spoons each
representing a colony once
based on religion and truth
faith to start something new
never heard and brand new
a Constitutional form of law
taken from the best of best
today where are they found
tarnished and some lost
taken over by the worldly
disregarding the real law
did you count them each
like you and I to be found
tarnished forever and ever
or seeking the polisher
to be counted once more!


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"Tarnished Spoons"


“Tarnished Spoons”

cji
11/21/17

Having weathered hard times
dust storms and ice too
heavy rains and fog
over time picking up
making choices wrong
there’s no perfect one
(except one gone ahead)
therefore we’ve polish
headlong in racing streams
rocks and stones chipping
polishing away the old
preparing the newness
forgiveness and forgetting
as tarnished spoons endure
we too must do so till the end
feeling the Saviors polish
in racing streams headlong!


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November 19, 2017

"Invited to Feast"


“Invited to Feast”

cji
11/20/17

There’s a wedding feast
we’ve all been invited
proper dress required
worthiness a mandate
too many know not
either dress or worthiness
having skipped classes
leaving unread instructions
finding other things to do
wondering why looking in
while always looking away
forgetting requirements
while all invited today
too few know the value
of a sacred wedding feast!


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"Intellectual Temptations"


“Intellectual Temptations”

cji
11/20/17

As in all things important
too many rely on logismoi
tempted by the dessert
then by men/women wisdom
as some have to have said,
‘too smart to believe in God’
their intellectual temptations
forgetting the milk/toast
ignoring the salad bar
maybe grabbing a steak
most often to the dessert
thus without any homework
discussing the complex
till believing they know
pretending to be enlightened
having no clue or idea
that with only logismoi
they’ve no truth at all
thus nations falling
men/women as animals
going for the dessert bar
intellectual temptations
in all important things!


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November 18, 2017

"Tornadogenesis"


“Tornadogenesis” 

cji
11/19/17

Okay it’s the Sabbath Day
there’ll be storms about
some will be major bad
contention amid the clouds
each demanding space
not just there’s but all
updrafts – downdrafts
hard rains and large hail
sometimes three in one
coming of the adversary
hatred and irritability
further from the truth
tornadogensis daily
amid human beings
acting as the winds
storms becoming
distractions incoming
especially on the Sabbath!

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"R U Important"


“R U Important”

cji
11/18/17

Asked by a kindergartener
when reading some books
innocent and wondering
‘r u important’ quietly
response was given
‘if my children know me
then I would guess so’
knowing the home is most
important in today’s chaos
thus when asked quietly
‘r u important’ meaningfully
does your family know you?


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November 17, 2017

"Getting Caught Up"


“Getting Caught Up”
cji
11/18/17
Jumping in an icy river
flows all around moving
having to go upstream
spring thaw in flood stage
swimming mightily forever
plow anchor attached
wondering at progress
watching turtles swim by
those on the shore giggle
‘you’ll never catch up’
unknowing how to quit
hypothermia setting in
gaining an inch here
losing a foot there
getting caught up
not for weak at heart
somewhere to start
unlike those who fly!!
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November 16, 2017

"Disappointments"


“Disappointments”

cji
11/17/17

Buying chocolate ice cream
finding it was marked wrong
and you’ve maple walnut
climbing up a tree quick
and finding a snake on top
going for the last cookie
finding only crumbs left
dreaming of a first kiss
awakening to your dog
licking your face happy
of course disappointments
come with two choices
pretend you like maple
glad the snake harmless
good day to start a diet
disappointments disappear
even if you really don’t like
maple walnut ice cream!


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"Old Friends Younger"


“Old Friends Younger”

cji
11/16/17

Always another yesterday
Time still never to stay;

We met within the Chapel
While resting for a spell;

Strangers now ever friends
This stories never ends;

Miles, years, decades slumber
Knowing old friends younger!


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"To a Wonderful Lady" (Happy Birthday)


“To a Wonderful Lady”
(Happy Birthday)

cji
11/16/17

A special friend to know
of course catching her
often most difficult
square dancing some
kayaking on the river
swimming in the pool
always on the go
years/decade of service
going to hurricane relief
a fire in the night time
still active helping all
four-score three years
to a wonderful lady
Happy birthday, Diane!


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November 15, 2017

"Excited About Life"


“Excited About Life”

cji
11/16/17

When but a wee child
found within a sail boat
more importantly alone
there was a sail
a bow and a stern
it appeared the bow
went ahead of the boat
while the stern followed
finding the tiller direction
the rudder obeyed tiller
thus even as a child
in marginal control
remember first time
learning thus a lesson
it was my life to control
and thereafter awed
excited about life
as still today I am
the wee child absorbed!


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"Within Honesty"


“Within Honesty”

cji
11/15/17

Unbidden sometimes unknown
correcting an error quickly
knowing one’s name/place
important to the individual
while so appreciated by all
allowing others to feel call
teaching all this principle
time out from worldly race
applying higher laws strictly
sometimes unbidden shown!


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November 14, 2017

"Hide and Seek Golf"


“Hide and Seek Golf”

cji
11/15/17

There’s no such thing
golf balls aren’t lost
it’s called hide and seek
hiding under fallen leaves
behind folded limbs bare
some are in the lakes
the ball hides wherever
and the golfer seeks
day in and day out
all over the world done
while hawkers finding
almost all of the balls
playing hide and seek!


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