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  January 2023     2 hours ago

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I Wish I Could Have Been There



I wish I could have been there when God created earth.
I wish I could have been there for Baby Jesus’ birth.
I wish I could have been there when they sailed the ocean blue.
I wish I could have been there to say goodbye to you.

Seldom...

by Randy West

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Tell Me Why I Shouldn't Cry

They say that men should never cry. It shows a weaker side.
Throughout my life, I’ve always found that tears are hard to hide.
There’s so much evil in this world, it makes me wonder why.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to cope. Tell me why I...

by Randy West

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Ramblings of an Old Man

It’s sad that wisdom comes along when we are so damn old.
The lessons that you’ll learn in life are worth much more than gold.
I prefer to treat my age as simply time that I have earned.
Some facts of life you'll come upon are painful when...

by Randy West

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Mother's Day

God was busy making angels, and one stood out from the others.
He saved up all His special parts and put them with my mother’s.
He felt this job was special as He worked on her all night.
He knew just what He had to do and had to do it right. ...

by Randy West

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PTSD

Behold the aging soldier. He's grown longer in the tooth.
He wears the scars of battle that had squandered all his youth.
Although his war has ended, he finds much to his dismay.
The demons that now haunt him just don't seem to go away.
He...

by Randy West

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added 1 year ago
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It's nice to see you in the credits again, but I think your rhythm and rhyme bought higher praise than you received.

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As a vet myself, I can appreciate the sentiment. This is a very poignant piece. Good job and congratulations.

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You busted onto the scene with a 2nd place finish. Good work

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Congrats Susanna! You had my vote this month.

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Well structured and sentimental.

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One of our neighbors had 3 daughters that I pretty much grew up with. The last one of the girls was special needs. When we were older, and the oldest daughter got married. The youngest kept coming to me to dance every time the band played at the reception. It made me feel like a king. 

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Thanks for reading and taking time to comment

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That it did indeed.

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As far as the skivvies go, I'm the picture of frugality.

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I forgot to mention. They can PARTY with the best of 'em!!

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I met a gal in Australia while on R & R. They are the sweetest people! They are among the few countries that still love us for who we are rather than what they can get from us.
Sorry for your loss my friend. 

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Well, it worked for me!

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Good job Alana! A suiting ode to culture.

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Ha!!! Old age my ass! I probably have underwear older than you.

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A haunting tale of grief relayed in pure eloquence. Well done!

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