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I saw a reflection in the shimmering water,

the reflection of a tree,

swinging in the wind

and all the hours of my days –

brightly shone before me.


So light were my thoughts,

so light was my heart,

nothing could be taken away,

any longer,

nothing I cared about,

my life still shimmered –

like a brilliant diamond in the sun.


I looked toward the heavens

and said thank you for the reflection,

that brought the truth to me,

to show me the way,

that my life must go,

over the many hills

and flowing rivers.


This amazing reflection,

that speaks the truth,

will show me many more sunrises,

many more sunsets –

before my days on earth are through.


This amazing reflection,

shimmering upon the water,

will be there when I need comforting

and will keep leading me through my days.

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When You’re Young


Being young,

means that the stars are there for reaching.

They seem so much closer

and your dreams are just beginning.

The days seem to drift on endlessly,

time has no real meaning

and every road speaks of a new adventure.

Some fairytales may hold lessons to be learned,

lullabies still sound sweet and soothing

and life is like an old Hollywood movie.

Life can be a comedy or tragedy,

first love consumes the heart with passion

and kisses the very sweetest.

First heartbreak,

can seem like the end of the world,

everything fading to gray and black.

Being young,

each day has something exciting to offer,

everyone you meet is a prospective friend,

hate or anger hasn’t grabbed a hold of your heart.

Love is still the stuff dreams are made of.

the world is full of hope

and wishes that might come true.


Being young,

life still seems to stretch till eternity.

The years can lazily drift by

and with every new thing –

you want to know why

and when these years all sail by –

always remain young at heart.

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To Mom On Mother’s Day

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My love, my life,

I can’t believe how time has flown.

If only I had known,

how missing you,

would make me ache.

Another Mother’s Day to remember,

another time to think,

no bouquets can I give you,

but flowers on the grave,

where I can remember you.

Your spirit having flown,

your love still in my heart shines

and it has shown –

that you forever now are my guiding star.

You’ve been gone so long,

the years –

like birds have flown.

I light a candle,

for you today

and know you are ever near.

My love, my life,

I’m glad for the years we had,

for the good times –

we shared.

Thank you for your kindness

and for your love.

My love, my life,

I can imagine you,

swinging on a star,

high above,

like a guiding light –

helping me through life.

My love, my life,

I send you a thousand kisses,

to the heavens above,

may God bless you and keep you –

safe in His embrace.


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Rainy Day Feelings

rainy day

Whenever I feel it coming on,

that rainy day feeling,

I take a look around

and think of what might bring a smile.

That rainy day feeling,

can take the joy out of any day,

but I know that you –

will find a way to bring the laughter back.

Skies of gray,

no clouds to be seen,

a feeling of gloom –

for me has no room.

So when those rainy day feelings come on,

I put on a joyful song,

a tune that will remind me –

Of happy sunny days.

Give me blue skies

and sunshine,

take away the raindrops –

falling from the sky.

That rainy day feeling,

can send me reeling,

so I look to you, my love –

to chase the blues away.

Take a look at what you can do,

make it real soon,

say that you are mine

and make me smile so fine.

That rainy day feeling,

disappears when you are near,

so be a dear

and say you care.

Take away the teardrops,

along with the raindrops

and make my day –

fill my heart with sunshine.

Those rainy day feelings,

don’t come on too often,

but they can make a day,

seem so endless.

Take my hand

and tell me that it will be alright,

give me love and understanding –

then the rainy day feelings will go away.



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Reflections Of the Way Things Used to Be


Was it really you and me,

that were forever to be?

Was the time really –

full of springs and summers?


Memories bring me back,

with reflections of the way things used to be,

seems like yesterday,

love came my way,

both so unsure –

of what we’d find along the way.

Just you and me,

with love and understanding,

on a long, long journey,

through a rocky life.

Together forever,

so it would seem,

so quickly like in a dream.

Never one without the other,

life so sublime,

over the paths,

rocky and overgrown,

we’d stumble,

to lay back in flowery meadows

or dream by the sea.

Reflections of the way things used to be,

now stay in my memory,

everywhere I look I see –

your face smiling back at me.

My rocky road through life continues,

yours ended when the angels came,

transporting you across that river,

to a gentle meadow.

Now you can smile down on  me,

waiting until together we can be,

both of us now –

with reflections of the way things used to be,,,

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Let’s Take a Magic Carpet Ride

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Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

let’s take off among the clouds,

be as free as the birds in the skies,

enjoying a fun-filled ride.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

put back the smiles we left behind.

Let’s let go of yesterday

and take off and find our heart’s desire.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

somewhere high in the night sky.

Let’s dance among the stars,

by the moonlight and never wonder why.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

over wonders untold,

stopping in gardens delightful,

just to dance in the sun or rain.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

pretending that fairy tales are real.

Thrilling at the love we’ve found,

delighting in all that we see.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

around the world and back.

Let’s catch the dreams we’ve been chasing

and make tomorrow a better day.


Let’s take a magic carpet ride,

leaving all our worries behind.

Just you and me,

in a world full of fantasy.

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Smiles Do It Every time

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Take a look outside,

your window –

the day may not be sunny,

but if you put on a great big smile,

it will turn out fine.

Look at the birds,

doing the tango in the trees,

singing at the top of their lungs,

that should make you laugh.

Smiles do it every time,

they warm hearts

and make people

smile in return.

You can be sure –

that even in the saddest of moments,

a smile can say so much.

Reach out a helping hand,

to those in need

and give them your brightest smile,

you’ll see how great,

life can really be.

Smiles do it every time,

to even living creatures,

which in turn –

will react with love toward you.

Don’t ever let your friends,

sit about with frowns,

take those frowns

and turn them upside down.

Smiles do it every time,

they can make any day special.

Never forget to smile,

first thing in the morning

and take that smile –

to bed with you at night.

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When the Sun Shines Brighter

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In the spring

when the sun shines brighter

when everyone’s mood gets lighter

the days seem to just fly

from sunrise to sunset

flowers springing forth

buds on the trees

glittering with tiny raindrop pearls

that shine in rainbow colors

in the brilliant sunshine

comes more gentle rain

and the world becomes brand new

it’s such an exciting time

as nature comes alive

from its deep winter sleep

when the sun shines brighter

in the springtime

I feel so very fine

it’s such a lovely time

as each day gets longer

the weather warmer

the sky bluer

and the clouds go sailing by

it’s the time I love the best

when the sun shines brighter

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Beginning the Day

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Never begin the day,

with your smile turned upside down.

Be sunny and bright

and the day will start out just right.

Never begin your day,

with a tear upon your cheek,

brush all your tears away

and make the day –

the way it really ought to be.

Never begin the day,

without looking on the bright side of life,

there is nothing better,

than feeling on top of the world,

each morning.

Nothing better than finding some joy,

in this life we lead,

so turn all of your frowns –

into brilliant smiles.

Take a delight in the world that surrounds you

and you will soon see,

that your heart feels lighter

and you can enjoy living –

while the sun shines brighter.

Your heart will also discover,

that it’s a nature lover

and even the gray days,

will bring happiness –

your way.

All of the raindrops,

will become sparkling jewels in the sun,

a rainbow bridge will stretch across a sky so blue –

you’ll know that love will find you so true.

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Tranquil Ponds


I walk by tranquil ponds,

lost in my memories.

By tranquil ponds –

to ease my mind.

Once we walked together,

just you and I,

while tranquil ponds –

reflected our loving smiles.

In the spring and summer,

dancing with the southern breezes

and picnics beneath the willow tree.

The seasons came and went,

the waters reflected,

the colorful days of autumn,

the green days of spring and summer

and the frozen white world of winter.

It was a place where we could dream,

beneath a weeping willow tree,

where nature could be free

and we shared blissful moments of our love.

Now alone I walk,

but you are still in my heart,

ever since you once left me –

standing by tranquil ponds waving goodbye…

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