A Happy Anniversary

Oh how I wish life was different
And filled with love and peace
Be the person Gods called me to be
And cause selfish desires to cease.

I need to surrender everything
And lay it all down
Remember that God is king
It is He who wears the crown.

The love that Christ has for the church
I wish that love was in me
Then I would truly realize
That God has set me free.

I know I’ve failed many times
And frustrated you to no end
That’s not how I want to be
I want you to be my friend.

The road is long strait and narrow
And we are stronger side by side
And if I put my faith in Him
He’ll change my heart of pride.

I need to apologize
For I have a bitter heart
But as you can forgive me
I’d like to make a fresh start.

Start something that will last
Something tried, trusted and true
Forget about our trouble and disappointment
And make it better for me and you.

This is not a poem of celebration
But it truly needs to be
With all the trouble we’ve gone through
It’s a miracle there is still a you and me.

You know I’m a slow learner
And it’s been forty-seven years
But God hasn’t given up
He’s still working on my doubts and fears.

So, I wish you Happy Anniversary
I hope it touches your heart
And from this point forward
With God’s help I will live up to my part.

New Year 2020

It is that time again
To start a brand-new year
The world wants to celebrate
But before the Lord I shed a tear.

With all that’s happened recently
You would expect no celebration
But people will still carry on
With their new year’s declaration.

When will come the time
When we confess, we’ve had enough
Fight the corruption of this country
Stand up for what’s right, get tough.

This could be a year of change
This country need not be so
We could embrace our beginnings
We could answer yes not no.

But when and if we see
The New Year 2020
Did the year bring something different
Or was it same old 2019, dullness a’plenty.

Th choice is ours to make
This country can be turned around
Get on our knees and pray
That’s where we need to be ground.

Then we would see some change
When God is restored to government
And this country remembers its roots
Established by our first President.

It’s not an easy task to do
But Christians need to join and pray
If they don’t it will never change
And the future will be a dreary day.

We need to return to prayer in school
And family time to have a meal
Make priorities for the time you use
Get to know each other for real.

We could change our old sinful ways
And return to the straight and narrow
When God truly blessed this nation
And subdued Satan’s fiery arrow.

The question needs an answer
You must choose one or another
The road is wide to destruction
The road to salvation is the only other.

God had given everyone a free will
The choice is ours and it seals our fate
Choose the right path of life
Before it becomes too late.

Time to Honor

A time to honor,
Veterans tried and true.
For all who fought,
for the red, white, and blue.

A time to remember,
a time to care.
A time to thank God,
we came home from there.

War just goes on and on,
I wonder if it will ever cease.
And all our soldiers be safe and sound,
and the world would be at peace.

But peace can only come for man,
when we let God be in control.
And blend our heart and mind on him,
and His angels on patrol.

God, the only true and lasting One,
Who is never wrong in anything.
He is perfection, love and peace,
after all, He is God and King.

Someone to Love

Do you have a friend,
who is always there?
To pick you up,
and show their care?

Each and every day,
throughout the coming year.
To never leave or forsake,
but hold you ever near.

Sticking closer than a brother,
to hold your hand in all you do.
To pick you up when feeling down,
to hold your heart when you feel blue.

To keep your mind in times,
when it seems ready to burst.
To give you living water,
in the times of your thirst.

I only know one,
who could fulfill this task.
And it doesn’t take much,
all you need to do is ask.

He knows all about you,
from beginning to end.
He is your Creator,
even your best friend.

Call His name and He will answer,
He’ll make crooked places straight.
He’ll change your life,
and make it great.

Just call His name, it’s Jesus,
and He wants to be your friend.
He’ll guide you along life’s path,
holding you from beginning to end.

9 / █ █

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.