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Premium Member The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving (Sept. 3, 1578)

The shortest distance to Cathay 
(Land of riches: silks, teas and spices)
Lay to the north to the South Sea.
Didn’t Barlow tell the King,
Was reserved for England.

The routes ‘round the Capes

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Categories: chaplain, education, history, holiday, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day, voyage,
Form: Verse

Premium Member 10 Conversations in ICU Part II
Number six.

"Good morning, my name is David Brown. I'm a humanist chaplain volunteer.
I like to do the rounds and have a natter."

"That's interesting, David. Do sit down. So what motivates you here? 
How do you...

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Categories: chaplain, humor,
Form: Free verse
Story of a Condemned Criminal
Story of a Condemned Criminal

In a secluded investigatory chamber
a veteran detective is conducting an examination 
on a suspect who insists he did not commit the crime.

The investigator must commit the suspect for trial
because he arrested...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chaplain, death, discrimination, satire,
Form: Free verse
The Eye of the Sea - part 3
Continued from The Eye of the Sea part 2

The heaving swell and the waves from hell
Soon swamped our valiant vessel,
With the holds in flood: tattered sails above,
We were in the direst of peril.

In a meet...

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Categories: chaplain, adventure, boat, sea, sin, travel,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Until you Meet Again with Me
Until You Meet Again With Me 
(with love to Barbara)
By Franklin Price
On the evening when God took you, while we held you by the hand,
Your life on earth was over, was hard for me...

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Categories: chaplain, bereavement, christian, courage, death,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Random Entries From My Diary
"I never travel without my diary - One should have something sensational to read"
...Oscar Wilde, 1891

30 May 48:  I graduated from high school today now thank God I'm free!
No more doggone homework, perplexing algebra...

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Categories: chaplain, funnyschool, family, family, may, me, school, today,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Gettysburg - BOTH Audio and Text
This sort of horrible tragedy actually happened in America's Civil War -

Despite the soft and tepid breeze, the day felt cold and mean,     
As I became a witness to the foulest...

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Categories: chaplain, conflict, death, war,
Form: Verse
the Eye of the Sea - part 6
Continued from The Eye of the Sea part 5

There washed ashore the Devil’s Whore,
Who had three times been paid,
Preserved through Sin and worshippin’
Beelzebub and the grave.

With many a cheer he’d drunk all our beer,
He’d finished...

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Categories: chaplain, adventure, boat, sea, sin, travel,
Form: Epic
Golden Ratio
The record-keeper compiled a big book
Assuring us that he wasn't a crook
If we'd let him in he'd take a small look
So they'd ensure that we were off the hook

I soon recognized to my frustration
Fate took...

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© John Weber  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chaplain, allegory, lossme, me,
Form: Monorhyme
The Jellyfish Chronicles
Beneath my tendrils,
Hidden by waves of despair
Lie Souls lost in storms nightmare
No cross, or family visitors,
 Except crabs and eels 
And curious seals

Picking away at the last semblance
That made them once human
The seas sermon, their...

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Categories: chaplain, nature, sea, sea, mother, sea, planet,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Dad's Letter To His Marine
Son, I'm so proud that you elected to serve in the United States Marines.
Military service is a family tradition - it just happens to be in our genes!
Your forefathers have worn the uniform since the...

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Categories: chaplain, father, son, war, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Streaker
Not so many years ago "streaking" was the latest fad.
Fellers made a "brief" appearance now and then with nothing clad!
Preachers pounded their pulpits declaring it an abomination,
But broad-minded folks thought it a cause for great...

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Categories: chaplain, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Cigar Box
The cigar box reposed upon the closet shelf for nigh on fifty years.
Oft his family wondered what it held.  Perhaps some treasured souvenirs?
The old man, a veteran, had fought in the European Theater of...

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Categories: chaplain, father, nostalgiadad, family, old, dad, family, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Day At The Beach
His day began with "Reveille" blaring from within the bowels of the ship.
Sergeants yelled, "Up and at 'em lads!   We're takin' a little trip!"
He wearily arose from his bunk to don the accoutrements...

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Categories: chaplain, warday, prayer, boat, day, men,
Form: Rhyme

“”..... Ander her picture when she cut her wrists and so the kid saw the picture and his prick went Whoop Whoop Whoop,,,”
- Trantino. The Great Blafigria Is.

“ … For I dream...

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Categories: chaplain, girlfriend-boyfriend, me, love, me,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
The Keystone Cops were funny,
Chaplain, Keaton, Lloyd, and Fields too.
Laurel and Hardy, and Will Rodgers,
Were just some of the names we knew.

Who can forget the Stooges, 
Or all the pies we saw them throw?
Who didn't...

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Categories: chaplain, dedication, funny, people, thank you
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cemetery Sounds
While strolling through a military cemetery about a week or so ago,
I became transfixed by the sounds wafting about that serene plateau.
An inviting bench beckoned me to sit and muse a while,
And gaze upon those...

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Categories: chaplain, sad
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Empty Boots
The empty boots, neatly laced and, alas, now on display,
Belonged to a gallant soldier who died the other day.
Another patriot gave his all in the service of his nation.
He placed service above self to fulfill...

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Categories: chaplain, funeral, loss, sad, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Apostrophe to Dad
I think of how it was ten years ago
just after you departed.
All your close friends spoke
of your "complexity"
and we knew what it meant.

I look far back to childhood when
those small-town midwest Methodists
would call you "Revrund."...

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Categories: chaplain, tribute, time,
Form: Free verse
The Day
i was there the day she died
the day she breathed her last
i prayed the Lord she'd suffer not
it's happening too fast

we both agreed no life support
so many years ago
how could i see this circumstance
or this...

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Categories: chaplain, bereavement, death, farewell, goodbye, grief, love, pain,
Form: Light Verse
Whos in Charge

Who’s in charge

Confusion reigns supreme,
As my alter takes the reign.
Like a character in a meme,
Whos repetition drives me insane.
Just who’s driving this train ?
This train of thought so inane !

Thoughts are so subjective, inanimate,
Yet this...

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Categories: chaplain, conflict, confusion,
Form: Rhyme
Who Can Save Us from Ourselves?
You foolish boy!
What have you done!
Come son, come!
Cast out yourself, 
‘cause it’s the demon
that’s goin' ruin you.

Child, get that big black bible; 
the King James Version is better 
‘cause it’s written in the old tongue.

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Categories: chaplain, childhoodgod, heart, god, heart, me, morning,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Your Little One- For a Baby Shower
Your little one is on her way
To change your world from night to day
To show you how to laugh and play
Your little one is on her way

Your little one will bring delight
She’ll keep you up...

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Categories: chaplain, baby,
Form: Rhyme
My Perfect Mom
 I just found out, not sure it’s real,

Jail chaplain told me, to numb to feel.

My stomachs churning, heart has sunk,

I can’t believe, am in a funk.

Should have been there, made you go,

Sometimes I wonder,...

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Categories: chaplain, life, loss, love, mother, nostalgia, uplifting,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member She Whispered I Love You
She Whispered “I Love You”  (MJH 20150619)

She whispered “I love you”
As we danced real close.
She caught me by surprise,
As I looked into her eyes,
And time suddenly froze.
I said “I love you, too.”

She whispered “I...

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Categories: chaplain, children, family, happiness, lost love, love, marriage,
Form: I do not know?