Monthly Archives: September 2014

In Admiration of Mothers

I have a new favorite movie. It’s not just a favorite; it is THE favorite. The other night I was in a pretty foul mood. Not that anything bad had happened, I was just tired and perhaps a bit hungry. … Continue reading

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I’m a Dirty Old Man

For 47 years of life; And almost 22 years with the same wife; With two children I adore; I can’t deny what I am any more. I know people will judge me; And tell me God doesn’t love me. They’ll … Continue reading

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Now I Know I Don’t Know

I believe I wrote this about 2005. When I was a teenager, I thought I knew what my parents didn’t know so whenever they tried to tell me something they thought they knew, I simply informed these ignorant people, “I … Continue reading

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The Happy Pills Song

I’m actually not sure when I wrote this song. I imagine it was written 2006-2007. Anybody who has read some of my poems during this dark period of my life (see When the Demons Come, The Great Abyss, or Does … Continue reading

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Loving a Sayers

This Poem was inspired when my brother left his wife on Valentine’s Day to live with his  girlfriend, Margaret, in the area of Chicago.   I wanted to warn her what she was getting into. Sure it is written facetiously, but … Continue reading

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Thank God for the Church

Sometimes we can be so sidetracked by the imperfections of the church that we forget the blessing we have through our Christian family. In virtually every prayer I say or I have heard, we offer God our thanks for the … Continue reading

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To Anna

This was written for by niece,  Anna and posted to My Space after Anna moved out of my mother’s house. Her reckless life has long been a concern of mine and I continue to hope she will change it around. … Continue reading

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Does God Hate Me?

 This poem, along with “The Great Abyss, ” was written while attending the Moline church of Christ on 3/25/06. My journal records that I wrote 3 poems at this time of very dark depression. The poems were: When the Demons … Continue reading

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The Great Abyss

Written on 3/26/06 at the Moline Church of Christ. I was obviously clinically depressed at the time. During this face of my life, I could really meet with the church without crying at some point. I felt like I had … Continue reading

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God’s Gift

Written June 22, 1995 and read at Charlotte Foster’s funeral service. My grandmother was an incredible woman and I miss her greatly. My words fall incredibly short in describing such a great woman.  Let us remember at this time of … Continue reading

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