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Best Jon Arno Poems

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Still Beautiful

So many years have passed us now
I still remember you
The way you used to smile at me
and how you kissed me too...

When last we met, I was so young
incredibly naive
I never thought you'd really go
that you would ever leave...

I had to learn to find a way
to heal and then move on
To close the chapter in the book
and start another one...

Imagine my surprise today
a Facebook photograph
An avalanche of memories
and some that made me laugh...

You look so very happy now
the heartstrings start to pull
The smile that I remember well
and still so beautiful...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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I Hope

I hope you'll tell her every day
how much she means to you
That she's the best thing in your life
and so amazing too...
I hope you'll love her desperately
and meet her every need
To let her know that she's your queen 
and that you'll gently lead...
I pray that children she will give
and that you'll raise them right
And just before you go to sleep
you'll kiss her every night...
And in the sunset of your lives
when light begins to fade
I hope you'll hold her close to you
so she won't be afraid...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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The Poet

The Poet

The poet reaches for his pen
a broken heart to bare
To write the words he cannot speak
his deepest thoughts to share...

A well that springs from deep within
cannot be now contained
Emotions trapped for many years
run free and unrestrained...

A teardrop falls upon the page
the ink begins to smear
An avalanche of pouring rain
the words soon disappear...

Jon Arno 2017

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The Word

Oh the power of the word
a sword that cuts within 
Exposing my humanity
convicting me of sin...

The light that shines on every man
reveals the heart of God
The gospel that transforms the soul
and saves the weak and flawed... 

The key that opens prison doors 
and sets the captive free
The truth that gives me perfect peace
and speaks so clear to me..

I have a friend who loves me so
and now we both agree
I once was lost but now I'm found
was blind but now I see...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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Help me get there one more time
oh please don't let me down
The price is insignificant
just bring another round....

The cost does not concern me now
just help to get me there 
Another glass will make it right
won't ask again I swear...

The weight is more than I can stand
it's more than I can bare
Tomorrow doesn't matter now
please help to get me there ...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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The Genesis

I'm waiting for the genesis
transition to the stars
I've settled all the former things 
the heartaches and the scars...

It's funny how it all aligns 
the white noise disappears
The hope that lives inside of me
has overcome my fears...

I truly am most satisfied
I couldn't ask for more
My eyes can see an angel now
he's standing near the door...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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Passions raging uncontrolled
the moment still in doubt
Won't you stay and help me please
to put this fire out...

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The Book

So many chapters in the book
the story of my life
The glory of my childhood days
the victories and the strife...

Some describe my hopes and dreams
while others speak of pain
Times when choices weren't the best 
regrets that left a stain...

Hidden in between them all 
are secrets just for me
Sacred truths I cannot speak
that I alone can see...

I sometimes think what might have been
and where that I'd be now
If I had walked a different path
escaped my fate somehow...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017

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Another Day

Somethings in life are hard to bare
when loneliness arrives
A gradual wilting of the soul
somehow it still survives...

From time to time a ray of hope
but soon it fades away
And then you start to realize
you face another another day...

Copyright © Jon Arno | Year Posted 2017