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Who first thought to eat cornbread with chili? And who first thought to add ketchup to fries - Who first thought to put that bell in Philly - And who first thought that yeast could make bread rise? Who first coupled Abbott with Costello - And who knew whiskers looked so good on codgers - Who first added fruit to cherry Jell-O And who first paired up Hammerstein with Rodgers? Who first peanut butter'd up some jelly - And who first thought to eat breakfast in bed - Who made that first Reuben in their deli - And who suggested Ginger dance with Fred? Who first thought that tea could use some honey - Who first put together nails and wood? Fine folks - all; and yes, it may seem funny But I should like to meet them if I could. Now who first put the moon and stars together - Who put lush green hills under blue skies - Who made sunshine follow rainy weather - And who first fashioned beauty for our eyes? The same One who brought you into my life, He knew we'd be just right for one another He knew that we would be husband and wife Before He formed each of us in our mother. Great is the One who makes one out of two Preserving them through sickness, joys, and tears He knew that you'd need me and I'd need you I thank Him for our many happy years. // Dedicated to my beloved bride on our 27th anniversary in 2011 //

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Date: 8/14/2020 9:26:00 PM
Now look who's on first! So nice to share the podium with you1 This is so fun and so creative in the John Watt style! Great and glorious is our God! Congratulations my friend!
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Date: 8/14/2020 9:56:00 PM
I keep trying to tell you, Watt's on second! haha! Thank you for the great review, Sam. Happy to share that podium space with you as well. Keep writing and inspiring my friend!
Date: 8/13/2020 6:56:00 PM
FAVE. FAVE FAVE. So much fun, John. Nostalgia with class and wonderment. Thank you ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/13/2020 10:49:00 PM
A triple thank you for your effusive encouragement, GW! Glad you enjoyed it ~ John
Date: 8/13/2020 1:13:00 PM
so glad you scored high with this one, John. I only got HM club again! Sure is hard to know what to submit sometimes. Anyway, I was gonna be upset for you if this had not scored well! Congrats for your win.
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Date: 8/13/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Your comment and congrats are grace personified.
Date: 8/12/2020 3:44:00 PM
I confess, I have wondered - who was the first who thought "snails...YUM!" This is so heart warming and whimsical, with the undertow of love at the end (I do think each partner should need the other) Just lovely and wonderful-
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Date: 8/12/2020 4:05:00 PM
Hmm, good question. I would think someone VERY hungry ate the first snail (when there was nothing else around to eat!) Thank you for honoring me with your sweet remark, Michelle. Hope your day is going well.
Date: 8/12/2020 1:46:00 PM
wow, this is fantastic, John. But I was just loving all the modern inventions you were talking about. I wanted them to go on forever!! Anyway, I believe that there are many mates that are able to go with one person, but it's nice for you to believe you got a soul mate. This is one your wife will highly prize, I should hope so anyway !!!
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Date: 8/12/2020 1:49:00 PM
Yes, I think she might be a little bit fond of it! Thanks for the great comment, but trust me on this - you really DON'T want my poem to go on forever, haha!
Date: 8/12/2020 1:46:00 PM
this one had better SCORE!!!
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Date: 8/12/2020 1:49:00 PM
Time will tell...
Date: 8/12/2020 1:36:00 PM
"Great is the One who makes one out of two" Outstanding! The answer to all the questions both big and small.
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Date: 8/12/2020 1:46:00 PM
Great to see you today, Kenneth. Thank you for the affirmation and kind words.
Date: 8/12/2020 10:40:00 AM
What a lovely tribute to your wife, John, and the last three verses are a wonderful profession of faith -- almost reading like a prayer. Best wishes in Brian's contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 8/12/2020 11:17:00 AM
Thank you for being such a supportive friend, Carolyn, especially in writings about the faith. Your words are always so uplifting. I appreciate you.
Date: 8/12/2020 9:49:00 AM
Wow John we are truly on the same wavelength, I say to my wife not daily but frequently, who was the first to?...what made them think of that?...very curious, similarly I wrote something like this for our anniversary...so of course I love this poem!
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Date: 8/12/2020 9:56:00 AM
John, let me know if you have posted it to Soup and I will pay it a visit. Always fun to know when wavelengths are in synchronicity! Have a great day, my friend.
Date: 8/12/2020 7:39:00 AM
Oh man, you are a contender! For the same contest, I wrote “Off Course.” Let me know what you think! Blessings with boxing gloves ;) <3 Kim
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Date: 8/12/2020 8:10:00 AM
Will do, Kim. Thanks for the tip, and good luck with Off Course.
Date: 8/12/2020 1:52:00 AM
Thought provoking in the beginning and then you get the answer, being faith, nice write, John:)
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Date: 8/12/2020 8:09:00 AM
Thank you for noticing that turn, Jo. This was written to Janet for our anniversary, but am just posting it now. She is always so quick to give credit to God for his many blessings.
Date: 8/12/2020 12:02:00 AM
This has such an uplifting, positive, jazzy tone to it, John, and then it turns and has so much FAITH! Wow! A FAVE for me!
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Date: 8/12/2020 8:08:00 AM
Ooh, 'jazzy', I love that word! Thanks for the blessing of your sweet comments, Caren, they are always so uplifting!