You Took My Breath Away
You were not the most beautiful girl there,
But your eyes were expressive and deep.
I did not hang on every word you spoke,
But inside I made promises to keep.
Somehow in those first magic moments
My world stopped and you took my breath away.
Your eyes, your hair, your sparkling smile,
Each silently dared me to dance and stay.
In your presence the crowd no longer existed.
You had changed my point of view.
I turned around and blinked my eyes
But all I could see was you.
No longer alone even in my dreams
You were always by my side.
Together we shared our new world
Your love filled me with pride.
Your mind was on something else,
But not on our love each day.
I thought we’d love forever,
Long after we turned old and gray.
You smiled and said you felt great,
And you insisted you always will,
You looked so serene and so sure,
It’s strange your heart stopped still.
Each day you took my breath away,
But you never shared your pain.
And I still love you with all I have,
But I may never breathe again.
- Sparkle. (happykind.wordpress.com)
- Their Last First Kiss (lawrencepearce.wordpress.com)
- This moment had come.. (itbeginswithaverse.wordpress.com)
- miles for the passion of a smile (writingsingray.wordpress.com)
- My love you are my destiny (anasahmed.wordpress.com)
- And breathe……. (yogalurve.wordpress.com)
- Angelicus Vigilem (opusangelicus.com)
- Loved (mlbk7.wordpress.com)
- You are a Child Of the Kingdom of Love (illuminations2012.wordpress.com)
A Special Man
None of his wives
Could live with him
But they couldn’t live without.
After work he would
Sit in his chair
Like a king on his throne
And his current wife would scurry about
Taking care of his needs.
Each claimed he was a special man,
But they weren’t slaves.
At his funeral his four ex-wives
(And his widow)
Showed up broken-hearted.
All loved and spoke highly of him.
But, if their words were true,
Which one poisoned him?
Which one loved him so much
She couldn’t share?
Who felt pain enough to break free?
One of them broke the spell
Because none of them
Could live with him
But they couldn’t live without.
- The Women In My Life… (awomaninherownright.wordpress.com)
- A Man’s Inner Loneliness and His Heart – For Wives (cnhfaith.me)
- Special Guest Invites – “Lives of the Wives of Morticians (themorticianswivesclub.com)
- Muslim weights in on “A Husbands Rights In Islam” (themuslimissue.wordpress.com)
- What Happened to the Military Spouse? (lifehappensinablink.wordpress.com)
- I’ll Never Badmouth My Wife (foxnews.com)
Let’s talk about how we feel
Because life is very real.
One day things will change,
And I’ll visit no more.
Remember the early years
When you came home and
Wanted to talk about your day?
I just wanted to sit and be quiet.
We compromised and I listened.
You cooked and I washed dishes.
I worked on the house and built a barn.
You took care of our household needs.
We were early to bed and early to rise.
Remember the years we shared,
The children we raised,
As time flashed by
And the home that was blessed?
Remember how we cherished each day
As we fought our diseases alone and together,
Sharing our pain and our love?
Do you remember all that, love?
I really miss you.
I’ve learned to talk while you listen.
Time passes slowly
And I wait patiently
For the moment
When we’re together again.
- Why won’t you talk to me? (sheilacioustreehouse.wordpress.com)
- World happiness, anyone? (blowingoutthecandles.wordpress.com)
- Caring Is Sharing – Repost – Time Traveler (sheilamariegrimes.com)
Where is the dog that played all day?
She’s lying stiff and silent in my doorway.
Just a few weeks ago she had life and fire,
A special kind of spirit that was hard to acquire.
Who poisoned this dog I want to know?
She was a puppy and starting to grow.
Friendly and inquisitive, everyone was a friend.
Did someone really want her life to end?
What percentage of lives lost is considered okay?
How many pets have to suffer and pass away?
I thought I would love her until her dying breath.
What could I have done to prevent her death?
Since 2007 the AVMA has issued alerts regarding Fanconi syndrome-like disease in dogs. The problem appeared to be connected to the consumption of chicken jerky treats made in China. Only occasional reports have been received since that time. The FDA was alerted but the levels of toxins and contaminants was not considered high enough to take action.
Over the last 8 years I’ve given chicken jerky treats to 6 dogs as rewards. The dogs responded well and I thought the quality of the chicken treats was exceptional. However, over the past six months I was beginning to see differences in packages. Some of the treats were dry and others seemed to be slightly moist. But I continued to purchase the treats simply because the dogs liked them.
In late November, Charlee, an 8 month old German Shepherd, began showing strange symptoms. After eating she would throw up. Then came excessive drooling, lethargy, and a refusal to eat. In my own ignorance I gave her more chicken strips to keep her from starving. She would eat those but little else. Finally she was taken to the veterinarian. On December 6, 2012, only problems concerning her digestive system were noted and her general condition was considered good. Charlee continued to suffer and on December 8, 2012, she was dead.
On January 8, 2013, I was in a store looking for dog food and dog treats. I noticed an employee busily taking packages of chicken strips off the shelves. A recall was in progress. Poor Charlee. The recall came too late to save her life.
- Firms withdraw chicken jerky pet treats over antibiotics (vitals.nbcnews.com)
- Two firms withdraw chicken jerky pet treats (vitals.nbcnews.com)
- Purina taking some jerky dog treats off market (wfaa.com)
- For All Dog Owners: China Refuses To Halt Production Of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats (preciousjules1985.wordpress.com)
- Purina taking some jerky dog treats off market (seattlepi.com)
- Purina taking some jerky dog treats off market (kfwbam.com)
The River’s Heart Is Cold
The river whispers to me as I walk along her banks,
She welcomes me into her depths but I stop and say, “No, thanks.”
She tells me she loves me and I almost believe it’s true,
Yet I know she’ll be fickle always and someday we’ll be through.
She shares the latest gossip she heard in meadows upstream,
I say the rumors aren’t the truth and they’re not as they seem.
She runs along beside me and her excitement she can’t conceal,
And she makes me vow secrecy for reasons she doesn’t reveal.
Her playful moods change rapidly especially after a pouring rain,
Angrily she gouges out channels when her banks don’t contain.
I would claim her as my own but her spirit runs wild and free,
She murmurs she loves me too but she’ll never belong to me.
I’ll be there to clean up her debris when clearly she’s to blame,
The river‘s heart is too cold to trust but I love her just the same.
- The Good Deed (a Halloween story) (danroberson.wordpress.com)
- remembering nana talia (plaridel.wordpress.com)
- The Fishing Report – Jan. 4, 2013 (redding.com)
- Rain strands trampers on Milford Track (nzherald.co.nz)
I thought I was a hammer made of steel,
But she softened my heart and made me feel,
I was a restless knight riding a spirited steed,
But she quenched my fires and fulfilled my needs.
Gentle as the mist drifting in from the sea,
Uncontrollable as a flooding river, she’s wild and free,
Cleansing as the rain, freefalling from the sky,
She’s constantly changing; I’m a lucky guy.
Warm as the sunshine splashing across the land,
Teasing with kisses, the kind I understand,
Calm even in a storm, helping those in need,
She’s right there beside me; I’m lucky indeed.
Straight as a road that guides me on my way,
She is the love I’ve been seeking until today,
Bringing a fire that rages deep inside,
I am a lucky man and very satisfied.
- Get Lucky (howsyourlovelife.wordpress.com)
- Lucky to have a job (dailykos.com)
- Confusing lucky with good (sethgodin.typepad.com)
- Lucky vs hard working (measuresconsulting.wordpress.com)
My son, the time for choosing friends is ripe,
First, you can tell a tiger by its stripes.
A friend can fool you when he growls or talks.
You can discover more by the path he walks.
Others will know you by the friends you choose.
If you don’t pick winners, someday you’ll lose.
If a friend observes danger but pretends he’s blind,
You would be wise if another friend you’d find.
A friend will always tell what is true,
Even when the truth might hurt you.
A friend is there to watch your back,
And he will reason with you if wisdom you lack.
A friend will help when there’s nothing to gain.
A friend will listen and share your pain.
He’ll be there always even unto death.
But a fair weather friend has wasted your breath.
If he doesn’t want you to be better, he’s not a true friend.
Like a drowning swimmer, he’ll pull you down at the end.
Someone who always flatters you has a concealed goal.
He’s shallow and self-serving and playing a role.
Beware if he’s not loyal all the way through.
He’ll sell you out and then desert you.
A friend is there all life to share.
So choose wisely, son, a true friend is rare.
My son, as for girls, your future is bright.
You’ll find contentment if you treat one right.
A girl needs thoughts of love to fill her day.
If she has love she has less reason to stray.
A girl’s world is different from the one you know.
Relationships and emotions help her bloom and grow.
Look in her eyes each and every day.
Her feelings are important. Listen to what she has to say.
Don’t be afraid to show a little romance.
Hold her in the moonlight and laugh and dance.
Your thoughts will remain positive, son,
If you count your blessings one by one.
Tell her she’s beautiful and just what you need,
Then it’s like dancing and you’ll have to lead.
Don’t look for things she might do wrong.
Mention what she does right. Then move along.
There will be days when your cup is half full.
Choose to be positive and life won’t get dull.
Surprise her with flowers, whether picked or bought.
Keep your romance smoldering and the flames hot.
Kiss her each night before you sleep.
A kiss will remind her your love is deep.
Whisper sweet words as you hold her near.
And the wisest of all, son, always be sincere.
- Discovering Wisdom (3sharedpaths.com)
- Words of Wisdom (soulwritings.wordpress.com)
- WiSdOm In A wOrD? (iamthemockingbird.wordpress.com)
- Words of Wisdom-Surviving Winter Depression. (aarhusblog.com)
- Mother Teresa’s words of wisdom (republicmainstreet.wordpress.com)
When I was a baby I wanted to taste,
Dirt, grass, leaves; everything was good,
Through the sense of taste my world I understood.
As a young lad I wanted to feel,
The bark of trees, warm human skin,
Everything needed to be touched again and again.
During my youth, color surrounded me,
And I trusted my eyesight more each day,
The world’s vibrant displays becoming richer in every way.
Nature’s music played softly in my ear,
I listened and heard it all, crystal clear as a bell,
My mother’s heartbeat, birds singing, frogs croaking as well.
Roses and violets, the air after a rain,
I detected subtle aromas as my experiences grew,
The earth offered me choices to smell, exciting and new.
Never did I want to take my senses for granted,
The world was a puzzle and each sense played a part,
They helped unravel mysteries from both brain and heart.
All five senses keep me standing in reality,
Yet without them my dark empty world would still spin,
For I keep hope, love, and compassion locked deep within.
Senses are my guides for exploring the world,
They lead me down paths and open closed doors,
Fill my coffers with treasures and give memories forevermore.
I Loved From Afar
I admired her from afar,
She had the eyes of an angel,
The smile of a devil,
She swore like a sailor,
And had a silver tongue like a lawyer,
The flair of an actress,
Told stories like a fisherman,
Lied like a trooper,
And wrote like a poet,
Studied like a scholar,
Worked like a carpenter,
If she had cared like a nurse,
Or showed one shred of remorse,
I would not have feared her,
I could have risked and loved,
Willing to learn from being vulnerable,
Squeezing success away from failure,
Telling her how much I cared,
But I feared making a mistake,
I was terrified I would be rejected,
So I left happiness lying in the street,
While I ran with my eyes and heart closed,
Keeping my emotions bottled up,
And I loved from afar,
Safe for another day,
Or maybe an eternity.
- Love from afar. (ekeespinoza.wordpress.com)
But She Forgot
When her boyfriend broke up with her,
Cried on my shoulder,
Walked with me by the lake,
Talked for hours about all the things they did,
Wanted me to be there just to hear her breathe,
But she forgot I was there.
When she met the man of her dreams,
Told me how special he was,
Wanted me to meet him,
Insisted I go shopping with her to buy him gifts,
Asked me to help her write love poems (for him),
But she forgot I had feelings too.
When he became too busy to be with her,
Wouldn’t talk to anyone for days,
Partied every weekend with her girl friends,
Claimed I would be her best friend forever,
Moved in with a roommate,
But she forgot I cared.
When she became pregnant,
Needed me to take care of her,
Said I would be her son’s godfather,
Told me all the things we would do together,
Said she wanted to be independent,
But she forgot I had always been there for her.
When her boyfriend beat her up,
Lost her baby,
Insisted she still loved him,
Asked me to mind my own business,
Said I should stay away,
But she forgot my heart was broken.
When she was buried,
Looked very pretty,
Said she was sorry,
Wished that she loved me,
Left a note asking me to take care of her son,
But she forgot she didn’t even have to ask.
- The Mind never forgot Eden (innerdialect.wordpress.com)
- I almost forgot about Hermione! (tanglewithtami.wordpress.com)
- You’ll Swoop from Incredible Highs (rendezvouswithrenee.com)
- Forgot to Tell You All… (lucykate651.wordpress.com)
- Oh Yeah, We Almost Forgot These Kate Upton Bikini Pics. Thanks, Terry. You Bastard. (moejackson.com)