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  January 2021     4 months ago

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Slipping Away

No interest in the lover
nor for the poet at all
you no longer see the man
who stands beyond your wall
no song to sing in harmony
no lyrics both recall
no need to understand
the boy, the man, at...

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God's in Tennessee

Sleepin’ on a train in Texas and I dreamed of Tennessee
I woke up in Alabama and saw you sittin’ across from me
I wondered how I got to heaven…I never saw the Nashville sign
Then you looked at me and smiled and took Tennessee off my mind

I was...

by Don Stephens

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To Kris on Mother's Day

From cooing daughter
to pretty maid
(I sincerely thank your Mother)

Too sweet a maid
thus made a lover

Too loving a maid
thus made a mother

So, tis fairly said,
I made the daughter,
a maid, a...

by Don Stephens

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Lord Jesus

I love you Lord Jesus
please hold me real tight,
the Devil’s out walking
out walking tonight

Oh I love you Lord Jesus
take hold of my hand
I’m starting to stumble
don’t think I can stand

I love you Lord Jesus
please sit by my side
I...

by Don Stephens

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Easter Bunny Tale

The old Easter Bunny stopped by my house today
(of course I didn’t recognize him right away)
saying he’d lost track of one of the Michigan Shoemaker kids,
particularly one Kristie A.
He was a rather pleasant looking old hare
in a dusty frock...

by Don Stephens

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John Lithgow does a marvelous recitation of the Ogden Nash poem "No Doctor Today, Thank You".

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Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I am very happy that you enjoyed this!!

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Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments. May I ask if I lost you after the first 8 stanzas and if so why.....did it go to dark?

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Thank you Robert!

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thank you for your insightful review...that is exactly what I was going for! And of course, thank you for reading it

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That's hilarious, Dougb, and oh so true!!

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Thank you Kaytee for reading and commenting! I am happy it touched you.

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a very belated Thank You! I vaguely remember that passion and often miss it intensely, but it is no substitute for lasting love and respect! Thank you again.

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Those are powerful words...for which I am very grateful! I am pleased that you enjoyed The Tryst. Thank you for commenting....it means a lot.

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Thank you for reading. I'm very happy you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed writing this poem.

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Thank you for your very kind words!

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Thank you and you're right "impossible to heed"!

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I don't even know how to respond to your very kind review of The Truth About Santa. I love Christmas and I think you must too. In fact I love the entire time between mid October thru Jan 1st.
Thank you so much, belladonnableu71. 

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Thank you so much for reading this. I love Christmas and everything it brings and means. I happy you enjoyed it!!!

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It is true that parents lay many of the gifts under Christmas trees. However, more importantly, it is also true that Santa's best gift (among others) is the joyful magic he gives each of us at Christmas.

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