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By my grandson, Eric Greco.


It was an average day,
also somewhat fun.
Anticipation was everywhere,
as the World Trade Center was almost done.

People went to work,
kids went out to play.
But soon enough, in time,
there would be nothing to say.

Planes were flying undetected,
known location was none.
Eventually we all would know,
because people began to run.

A plane had hit the North Tower,
so now a plane was found.
But people knew it was no accident,
another plane was inbound.

BOOM!!! went the second plane,
both hit within the hour.
Fear was widely spread around,
it wasn’t just the towers.

An explosion at a government base,
a portion of it was gone.
The government went to DEFCON 3,
the plane had hit the Pentagon.

The South Tower was the second hit,
the North Tower was the first.
What happened next was unbelievable,
it was just the worst.

The South Tower had given way,
could not support the weight.
It collapsed and killed so many people,
they had no escape.

Next was the North to collapse that day,
could not deny it’s fate.
More people died and could not stop,
the group called Al-Qaeda’s hate.

One more plane was set to hit,
the location was unclear.
The plane never hit and here is why,
these people saved many tears.

The passengers knew what was going on,
react was what they would do.
Calling their families and saying good-bye,
these heroes saved me and you.

All of the heroes stormed the cockpit,
hijackers were revealed.
Many tried but could not control,
the plane crashed in a field.

So this I tell you, again and again,
don’t cry and do not let,
the sadness overtake your body,
please NEVER FORGET.

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Who is Grandma?

God leads her wisdom,
impressed by God’s heavenly kingdom.
On the path of righteousness,
she offers you nothing less.

Reliable to the very end,
she is our greatest friend.
Always available for every need,
she prays and follows God’s lead.

Attentive to God’s still small voice,
wants always your best choice.
She listens with a caring ear,
always trying to erase all fear.

Negative only when needed,
keeping you from becoming wearied.
Support in everything you do,
she loves and cares so much for you.

Diligent, rigorous, in all her tasks,
passing on from God what she asks.
She is careful about how valuable you are,
her grandchildren are set at a higher bar.

Merciful because God is mercy and love,
and all good things come from above.
She cares for each and every one,
she calls all His daughter and son.

Adorable as grandma with child by her side,
she’s proud in Whom they all abide.
So give to grandma all that’s due,
for all the prayers she offered for you.

Memorial Day: The Last Monday in May

A day of tribute, honor, & prayer,
to all those who left something there.
Not only those who gave it all,
but also those who saw one fall.

Those who were there and lost a friend,
have a memory that will never end.
Not only today, but everyday,
they take time to stop and pray.

War is tragedy that you can’t explain,
nobody knows who is to blame.
The price we pay is way too high,
especially when we say good-bye.

Nobody in war ever dies alone,
on the field, or here at home.
The military knocks at your door,
“I’m sorry, another casualty of war.”

What will ever pay the cost,
for the family that has suffered loss.
When all is given for this nation,
will a medal or citation.

The scars of war are not on the skin,
instead, the heart buried deep within.
Nothing anyone wants to talks about,
never able to pour it out.

We’re never the same as before,
for war cripples our very core.
We may come back in on piece,
but our memories will never cease.

So, for this Monday in the month of May,
take time to reflect and time to pray.
Remembering those who answered freedom’s call,
all gave some, some gave all.

Yet, in the midst of all this despair,
when the world is so unfair.
I find hope for life in only One,
and that is God’s very Son.

He’s the One who cares for me,
without Him, I wouldn’t be.
There’s nothing greater than His Grace,
He’s always there, whatever I face.

So trust Him in all you do,
He will always see you through.
He’ll never allow what you can’t bear,
He’ll shelter you in His Loving Care.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day,
straight from my heart.
May the days be many,
we will never part.

I could never thank you,
for all that you do.
But I can pray that God,
will truly bless you.

Make your days bright,
and full with the Son.
As you walk in the fullness,
of the Holy One.

May He always hold you,
so close and so dear.
That you feel His safety,
and never fear.

My love for you,
will never compare.
To the love of Jesus,
that His love for you, I share.

So happy Valentine’s Day,
straight from my heart.
May the days be many,
we will never part.

God is Able

Each and every year,
has hopes and aspirations.
And a wish for peace,
among all the nations.

Newly elected officials,
give promises of change.
But working on their own,
success would be very strange.

But we cannot put our trust in man,
they all work for their own plan.
They look for glory of the world,
but not through God and His vision for man.

The world will never see eye to eye,
and establish a lasting peace.
‘Cause man is a flaw, in himself,
and that will never cease.

But in this country, there is a chance,
for life to be a little different.
We have a chance to rediscover our roots,
let life settle down and be less turbulent.

With God, all things are possible,
life can take a turn for the better.
If we put our trust in God,
and support a Christian leader.

So you need to decide,
about how you want life to be.
You can remain in bondage,
or you can truly live free.

God is waiting,
the choice is yours to make.
His promises are “yea” and “amen,”
choose right, and we’ll enter His gate.

The Perfect Gift

What is really different,
from one year to another?
Everyone is a year older,
father, mother, sister, brother.

Gifts change in size and color,
wrapping paper changes too.
The gifts need to mature,
along with me and you.

In our preparation,
shopping is still a chore.
As we need the perfect gift,
and run from store to store.

And when we find the perfect gift,
that fits our special someone.
I guess we can finally say,
shopping is complete and done.

We shopped around and thought we had,
the perfect gift for this Christmas celebration.
Through all the stores and shopping malls,
we forgot the reason for the season.

It may be an ornament,
a prayer or a book.
Come a little closer to the tree,
open your heart and take a look.

Jesus came into the world,
so we could be free to live.
The Father gave the perfect Gift,
what more could he give?

If Jesus is the only Gift,
we have more than we could ever ask for.
Because He paid once for all,
we don’t need any more.

What Happened to Thor?

As we approach Thanksgiving,
I can’t help but think of Thor.
I remember the very first time,
he entered the courtroom door.

From being thrown to the floor,
and thrown in jail.
He had not a friend,
to free him with bail.

But with the last-minute plea,
to the President himself.
He received a pardon,
how good it felt!

He gathered all the holiday animals,
and formed a holiday union.
No animal was excluded,
even the despicable Minion.

He left his post in Turkey,
no longer an ambassador.
He needed a change of scenery,
he opened and entered a new door.

The FBI and CIA,
were looking for him at home.
He left his post in Turkey,
now he was all alone.

He knew that hiding was his only safety,
where he was was anyone’s guess.
Life was going along so well,
how did he end up in this mess?

He tried the power of his hammer,
but it didn’t have it’s usual effect.
Life just seemed to go downhill,
no matter what he tried to interject.

But finally he found his place to hide,
it wasn’t comfortable, but it saved his head.
He joined the wild turkeys,
right here in Riverhead.

At least for now, it was a plan,
’til he could come up with something better.
It was cold in the woods,
maybe someone could knit him a sweater.

He has a plan, but he has to wait,
until the new President takes office.
He’ll try for another pardon,
he has a million signatures, that should suffice.