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Now is a quiet time

A place for verse

A space for rhyme.

What better way

In heart and mind

To end the day.

The day is ended

Work is done

Wrongs are mended.

The evening sky

In star filled dark

Asks not why

We search for love

‘neath silver moon

And stars above.

In this blissful peace

We find solace

(and) all else will cease.

The spirit inside

Finds its release

And no longer hides.

Words flow easily

The dream begins

And the page is filled.

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GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY !

Posted January 18, 2017 by PapaBear in Experiences, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized

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September Eve   4 comments

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The sky is painted in shades of rose, purple, and gray
As the evening sun sets on another beautiful day
Diamond dust stars will cover the vault of the heavens soon
As from over the hill across the field appears a silvery moon
Sit quietly…, let your heart and mind absorb the scene
As the night brings its peace to make the world serene

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To everyone…, peace in your mind, joy in your heart, and happiness to surround you for all of your days. May you know love every day of your life, and share it with everyone around you.
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Bí fíor chun tú féin, i gcónaí
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Good Night Everybody

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Posted September 24, 2014 by PapaBear in Experiences, Memories, Personal, Poetry, Prose

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~~A Troubled Mind   7 comments

 

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It’s late

Weariness waits

But I don’t sleep

List too long

No sweet song

Only promises to keep.

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The night goes on forever and cares of the days haunt my tired mind.  The days…, the days, where did they all go?  They pass so quickly now and nights, too, are short and restless.  Longingly, I think of peaceful hours of times past, and of the soft contentment of love’s sweet fulfillment.  These, tonight are of little comfort, only serving to torture my thoughts by their dissolution and, at times, their absence.  I am bound to words given, vows spoken, and an unwavering loyalty to a way of thinking and living that is rapidly becoming archaic and outdated.  Sometimes feeling disoriented and rejected, out of sync with a world that leaves me stumbling in its wake.

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I will surrender to inevitable exhaustion and, at long last, wander into the quiet world of my dreams.  Will these be of a past long past, or will there be a vision of a more pleasant present day…, or will they be of the happiness of a future promised by hope?  Sleep now…

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Tomorrow will dawn a new day with new promises.

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~51~   5 comments

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For Gayle Marie

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Her last words to me…

“I’ll always love you…,  I’ll always be with you”.

Then she closed her eyes and passed through death’s door into

the light of another world where I could not yet come. 

This is the anniversary of her death, and after 51 long years

the pain is as fresh as yesterday…  Sorrow as persistent as this is

 the  signature of  very deep love.  These feelings are the essence of  loss, 

the loss  of a priceless treasure both beautiful and precious. 

All that is left is the wonderful memory of our all too brief time together. 

Tonight I mourn…,

Tomorrow I will celebrate the joy of what we had, what we shared…,

and life will go on as before. 

…………………I will go on, continuing to live the dreams as she had asked………………..

(…and the promise I gave…)

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Love has no end…, only a beginning.

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Good Night Everyone !

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Posted December 10, 2013 by PapaBear in A Little Romance, Experiences, History, Personal, Photo, Poetry

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Things I’ve Learned   1 comment

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These are just a few of the things I’ve learned and gathered into my version of life’s “book of knowledge”. 

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Trust is not a gift and must be earned. 

Love is a gift not to be spurned. 

Trust carefully.

Love deeply.

Kiss slowly…, and mean it !

Give your heart, not just your words.

Live like today is your last – it may be.

Trust can take years to build, but can be destroyed in a thoughtless or careless moment.

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me !

We were put on this earth to grow and prosper.  That doesn’t necessarily relate to money.

Life is short…, don’t waste time.  Live it!

Sometimes you’re given second, and even third chances.  Don’t abuse the gift.

You’re only as good as your word.

Lies and broken promises follow you like rabid dogs.

You can only make yourself presentable and available to love.  You can’t make someone love you.

When it comes to real love, actions always trump words.

When it comes to reality, examine with your mind and feel with your heart only after you see the true image with your eyes.

Don’t judge others too harshly until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.

Harsh and angry words are as dangerous and destructive as any knife or gun.

Family is not always related by blood. 

Your mind is a conservative.  Your heart is a liberal.  Your eyes try to moderate the two and arrive at a good compromise.  The heart wins more battles than it loses.

Few doors slam in the face of a generous heart.

Be gentle with yourself.  There are enough people out there who will be judgemental of you.

As you mature, thoughts and priorities change…, embrace the changes.  They’re inevitable.  Fighting them only leads to frustration.

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There is so much more, but I’ll save that for another time.  I’m not trying to sermonize here, just sharing things I’ve found to be true.

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Quiet Time   3 comments

Now is a quiet time

A place for verse

A space for rhyme.

What better way

In heart and mind

To end the day.

The day is ended

Work is done

Wrongs are mended.

The evening sky

In star filled dark

Asks not why

We search for love

‘neath silver moon

And stars above.

In this blissful peace

We find solace

(and) all else will cease.

The spirit inside

Finds its release

And no longer hides.

Words flow easily

The dream begins

And the page is filled.

PJB

Posted August 17, 2012 by PapaBear in Poetry

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