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) For a Valentine (   1 comment


When I see the warmth in your eyes

And the joy in your smile

My heart hears the music of your love






Posted February 10, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, holiday, Personal, Poetry

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Wishes for You   1 comment

Wishes ‘n’ a wee toast t’ lead all into the spirit o’ St. Valentine’s Day !




May you always have these blessings

A soft breeze when it’s hot

A warm fireside when it’s not

And the comfort of love ‘n’ friendship always





Posted February 3, 2018 by PapaBear in holiday, Personal, Poetry, Prose

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~ Prelude to a Valentine ~   1 comment

(Just some old words, crying for some music to turn them into a song)


Just an old familiar song I hear
Keeps wanderin’ back to me
Brings me back to times so dear
When you were here with me
It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
Along a lonely avenue
With nothing there to see
Notes ring out so clear and true
This haunting melody

It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
Don’t think that I’ll get over you
It’s plain for me to see
I’m still held by a love that’s true
A haunting melody.
It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon
You come into my arms again
Your bright eyes look at me
Seems you heard that same refrain
That haunting melody.


It’s just a melody
That brings back memories
A soft and tender tune
Beneath the stars and moon



Posted January 31, 2018 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Memories, Other Art, Personal, Songs

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The Day After   Leave a comment


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‘Twas the day after New Years

And out on the deck

The thermometer must have broken

“Now what the heck???”

I picked up my trusty electronic phone

And there what I saw chilled me to the bone

And there what I saw what I couldn’t have seen

The thermometer read MINUS 15

The snow was piled high out there on the drive

And I thought this must be the most terrible dread

And, when I woke and found, I was really alive

I thought I might be better off dead

Closed the blind on the window and got back into bed

And pulled the covers up over my head

 Snow Queen, Frost Maiden, Old Man Winter, how did they dare

Visit my world with such outlandish nightmare


Ah yes, my friends, the “polar vortex”, “El Nino”, and “La Nina” have all gathered to party with us this winter…, and from the looks of things they intend to stay for a while.  Here at the southern tip of Lake Michigan we haven’t seen a temp even near 20 degrees (above, that is) for nearly 3 weeks, and snow nearly every day in amounts more than is being forecast.  To conclude this little New Years rant I leave you with only one little question…..

What ever happened to Global Warming ?????




~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~   2 comments

As we open the Book of Years to 2018.., to a new page.., to a new chapter…




May all of your roads be downhill

May your blessings be as many as the stars in the heavens

May you always have enough

May your heart always be too full of love for troubles to enter, 

May your soul be too full of peace to harbor bitterness or hate

…And may the sun always shine on your dreams.


These are my wishes for you for this New Year…, and forever, my friends

May they all come true. 


Peace and Love


Posted December 26, 2017 by PapaBear in holiday, Personal, Prose

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** A Gift for Yourself **   3 comments


Come, walk with me a while

Let’s share some time

If you favor me a smile

Just maybe I’ll offer you a rhyme.

It’s quiet, peaceful here

Let’s sit and take a rest

Forget the rush, think Christmas cheer

Savor this time, the evening’s best.


Forget the chaotic scenes back there.

A moment, I’ll brush the snow from your hair,

Let’s wander farther. The spirit’s in the air

And the happiness in knowing that you care.

Just a moment away from the Christmas crush

A moment stolen from the hurry and the rush

Give yourself that gift.  You don’t have to wait.

Do it now….., just in case Santa’s late.







Posted December 22, 2017 by PapaBear in Experiences, holiday, Memories, Personal, Poetry

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55 Years and 6 Days   Leave a comment



Some of you may recognize this.  It’s an annual tradition of mine.  It’s to honor the memory of a time precious to me, and a brief part of my life shared with a beautiful young woman who chose to share her love with me.

At the beginning of December
Conversations turned to snow
It was always in her questions
Wherever we would go
I promised I would take her
So that finally she would know
But angels came to take her home
And she never saw the snow.
As the chill of winter settles on the land and brings gray clouds the horizon, memories of another December come to mind and I feel a presence, and I hear a soft whisper, “Don’t fret dearest.  I’ve been with you all this time, every day of every year…, and, yes darlin’, even in the snow”.  A quick caress and she is gone again. Christmas…., a time we were, sadly, never to be able to share with each other.
In memory of Gayle Marie
December 10, 1962 Heaven gained another angel…, and another star shone brightly in the night sky…., 55 years and 6 days ago.

Good Night Everyone


Merry Christmas

Posted December 18, 2017 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, Family, holiday, Memories, Personal, Photo, Poetry, Prose

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