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Reason Grandpa Writes

This syndrome they call Hurlers,  version MPS-1
I write to advise, alert all and to inform everyone
Their prayers are needed for the future of earth
Arrogance and greed must replace them with mirth

Believe in God's Heaven, your wishes will soar, 
to be heard by family inside heaven's door. 
Tell grandpa and grandma, my daughter, your son 
of raising your children in the Florida sun. 

The Great Spirit will listen, to the words that you speak 
and judge from your heart, if your spirit is weak. 
He will fill heart and spirit to carry the fight, 
through the darkness ahead, trust in the light 

For peace in the darkness, speak with your friends, 
know wisdom and guidance, will be what he sends 
Not fearing the darkness, enter it strong 
praying his answer will come with a song. 

Your wishes will soar to the heavens above, 
through family and friends about the one that you love. 
I'm not a prophet, seer or fool, 
just a man who lives by this earthly rule . 

Children are treasures, as I speak to the sky 
that they should enjoy life, long after I die. 
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride 
When prayers are answered, your children will thrive.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Oh, BTW, have the best Christmas and New Year....hope to read more of your wisdom in the upcoming year! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 10:11:00 AM
    Hi Tom,,,congrats on this rhyming delight..My fav line just JUMPS out at me in here..Believe in God's heaven. your wishes will soar, to be heard by family inside heaven's door! I reflect on that idealogy..I wish that my parents could see me and were cheering me on. My dad loved to write and hasn't read a single one of my poems this year...maybe my poems will take flight and meet him in heaven! You have an inspiring write here. I enjoyed this made my eyes leak!