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I Surrender

Some mornings—maybe most mornings—I wake up with a song playing in my head, and these days, more often than not, it’s a spiritual song. This morning it was the old hymn, I Surrender All. Nothing wrong with that; it beats the heck out of the theme from the Beverly Hillbillies! (You’re welcome! 🙂 ) Then when I checked my emails I came across the prompt from dVerse Poets Pub, and the prompt and the song kind of got all mixed together. The prompt was Poetics: On The Other Hand, and, well, here’s how it turned out: Read the rest of this entry »

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God, I Hope That’s Her

In the spring of 1995, I was just winding down from a period in my life when I had severely tested the boundaries between right and wrong. I look back on those days and wonder how I survived, much less became the somewhat decent man I am. I credit God for both, but he has a co-star in the latter; Read the rest of this entry »

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My Little Girl’s Room

I wrote this poem/song in 1996 when Tracey was moving out—leaving the nest—for what we knew would probably be the final time. It’s written from a mother’s perspective. It made its way around the Internet for a few years—maybe it still gets around some—and we know of instances, and have been told of others, when it has been recited by tearful mother’s at weddings. A friend of mine sang it at Tracey’s wedding.

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