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Say it From the Heart

 

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I have come to believe it’s my job–encouraging others–and I do not take the responsibility lightly. I also enjoy making folks laugh, and so obviously I do have a lighter side. You will find many encouraging messages, lots of funny stories, and some fair-to-middlin poetry on my blog, Marbles in My Pocket. Take a look if you have time and scroll through the archives. Please don’t laugh at the poetry though.

Marbles in My Pocket ~ The Blog

Be Still ~ My first book of encouragements

Just A Man ~ My second book of encouragement

CharlesLMashburn.com ~ My Web Site

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Get Your Ducks In A Row!

This post needs no introduction or explanation, or, perhaps, it needs quite a lot of one or the other. I’ll let you decide.

Ducks In A Row

 

Get your ducks in a row, the boss yelled

You best get your stuff in one sack

Get your act together, he screamed

Or tomorrow we won’t need you back

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Full Pockets

Marbles In My Pocket”, the title of one of my earliest blog posts, is a story about the various seasons of our childhoods, and re-reading it caused me to realize my blog is also about seasons.

marblesMy stories and poems speak of good things, sad things, deep things, frivolous things, God things, sin things, happy things, silly things, and many, many more things, while examining the various curiosities, emotions, and happenings we’ve all experienced throughout the varied seasons of our lives

So, you see, the content of my blog is very much like a pocket full of marbles, in that its content is as varied and colorful, as the things and folks I’ve shared my time on this planet with. And, though I share them freely, my pocket somehow remains… always full.

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I’m Not Sad, but…

This is a melancholy sort of poem, but just so y’all know, I’m not sad. In fact, I am very much at peace and I have great hope for the future. I do, however, often look longingly at the way things used to be. I think we all tend to do that. It’s spring. Be happy.

times ago Those Times Ago 

Eyes closed, I smiled and imagined

A full moon hanging low in the sky

Looking like a shiny pearl button

On a dandy cowboy’s shirt

 

Sequin stars glittered

On a blouse of blue-black silk

While in the distance cattle lowed

And coyotes yipped and howled

 

When I opened my eyes

It all faded to cold hard truth

The hot dry grass on my neck

And burning tears I wouldn’t let fall

 

City traffic whirred nearby

Distant sirens pierced the night

A neighbor screamed angrily

At her laughing children

 

I gazed up at the dingy sky

Closed my eyes and tried to recall

Those times so long ago

When hope still lived within me

 

Times when stars twinkled

The man in the moon smiled

And parents, tired from their day

Murmured and chuckled softly

 

Gliding in the old wooden swing on the porch

Smiling, looking forward to tomorrow

While in the moon-shadow of a tree

Children tittered secret laughter

 

I wondered when the world had changed

And wished we could go back

To when life was simple; those times ago

When hope was more than just a word

 

Copyright © 2011 C. Mashburn

 

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Until Death Do Us Part?

Do they even say that anymore? It seems marriage is no longer considered a forever thing. In fact, in many instances, it seems isn’t even considered necessary (unless, of course, it affects your health insurance). Read the rest of this entry »

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He Just Walked on By

This didn’t happen today, but it really did happen. It’s a funny story (click the link at the bottom to see the actual story and sequels to it). If it doesn’t make you laugh, maybe it’ll start your day with a smile at least. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Ready For Some Sunshine?!?!

It’s been raining steady for two straight days, and I’m ready for some sunshine (and golf)! Someone visited this old post on my blog this morning, and it seemed to fit, so I’m posting it again. Y’all have a great day, ah’ight?

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The Sun Will Come Up

There will always be good and bad in our lives and in the world we live in, and it’s okay to feel the pain and sadness when it comes, but we can’t hold onto the bad stuff; we have to let it go and move on. I know, it’s a lot easier to say than it is to do, but we have to remember the sun will come up each day and spring will come each year; we know that and we have to know too, there is much to be thankful for, even in the midst of pain or sadness. Feel the pain–wallow in it, if you must–but then, get up and move on. Look at the good things, and leave the past in the past. If we’re too busy being sad about yesterday, or worrying about tomorrow, we won’t have time to enjoy today. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Don’t Care

 

The poem is one of many I’ve written for Sherry. We celebrated our nineteenth anniversary this past week, and  we intend to continue celebrating our life together for many years to come. God has blessed us so much, but the greatest blessing of all is the unconditional love He gives us, and an ever increasing ability to love each other the way He loves us.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Cannonball!

I know every guy reading this–well almost every guy–was once this 6-9 year-old boy overlooking the world from the high diving board at the town pool. I can promise you, I did not write this poem using second-hand information. I post it again today for all my high school chums here at the reunion. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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