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Courtesy of Google Image search. "Memories in the stream of Eternity Never Die." copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Courtesy of Google Image search. “Memories in the stream of Eternity Never Die.” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Thoughts of you caught me by surprise this morning.
Memories of you pulling at my heart.
Time has changed both of us.
 
We have both aged since those times
we were together as youthful lovers.
Never have I slept as good as I slept with you.
You and I were such a great fit in spooning.
 
Many times in taking a shower do I remember
we loved showering together
while laughing and loving each other
among dancing water drops.
 
Now in my current days
there is a comfort in knowing
in the eternal stream of eternity
we are still dancing
and loving each other
as we were then
so long ago.
"Does True Love take an Eternity to Find?" copyright 2014, John J. Rigo.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

“Does True Love take an Eternity to Find?” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

The thought came to me this evening.
Why does a woman find it so difficult
to accept a man she claims to love
as he is as a man. 
 
From my experience
it seems the embers of passion
die quickly.
 
Touch and kisses
turn quickly
to words that lack
encouragement and joy.
Why is that?
 
Could our eternal love
our soul mate
take many lifetimes
to find?
 
I am starting to believe
that is so.
Eternity seems so long
to find true love.

Courtesy photo by Pat Dollins. Taken at Treasure Hunters Roadshow in Placerville.

In Memory of Jeanne Vaiden Irion of Cedar Creek Lake, Texas.  Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo.

In Memory of Jeanne Vaiden Irion of Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo.

 
Commentary:  This poem is in memory of a grand lady, the Mother of one of my friends on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas, Jeffrey Irion, Attorney-at-Law.
 
“A Gift of Treasure” copyright 2008, John J. Rigo, upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”
 
I tried to think of a gift
that would be special to you.
A gift of treasure that would endure
thru the days of our lifes.
 
Would gold and jewels
things that could rust
and turn to dust
in the sands of time
be such a gift?
 
I think not
for the earth holds many trinkets from the ages.
Trinkets buried deeply in the earth
long forgotten of their purpose.
Forgotten of the song they held so long ago.
 
I give thee my words of my heart
that are enclosed within the eternity of my soul.
Eternity with such a gift
that will go beyond the decaying trinkets of the earth.
 
If it is God’s will that death should temporary seperate us
this gift shall be my seal of love
to clothe you in the light of my love
and carry you forward to the day
we shall meet again in the eternity that is before us.
 
It will be a place without pain
hurt or further sorrow for us.
A place where we shall again open the seal of my love.
A place where we will laugh again in joy each day
in the wonder of our love.
"Eric Holder leaving a Sinking Ship" copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo.  Picture Courtesy of Google Image Search.

“Eric Holder leaving a Sinking Ship” copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo. Picture Courtesy of Google Image Search.

"Resignation or Prison" not much of a choice. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo.  Image Courtesy of Google Image Search

“Resignation or Prison” not much of a choice. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo. Image Courtesy of Google Image Search

This is truly a day of joy for all “Middle Class America.”  Holder the big fat rat of the Obama administration is leaving a “Sinking Ship.”  Mr. Holder was well advised that with the flood of Republicans sweeping both houses in November, he would be first on the “Hit List” for criminal charges brought by congress that would result in prison time.  Hopefully, the next great joy for America, will be “Obama also stepping down.”  I personally would take a monkey or Biden any day over what we have for a poor excuse in a President Obama.

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Commentary on September 25th, 2014:  I am reposting what seems to be a popular poem that I wrote regarding our President.  Earlier in the year while undergoing a medial procedure, my doctor and I shared our despise for President Obama.  Truthfully, I always choke up when I have to use the word “President” before Obama’s name.  If anyone in our history was not worthy of the title, Obama is surely the one.
 
My doctor is of course, an educated man but sadly lives in denial regarding the powers of Obama.  His take is that President Obama will never be impeached but is now “boxed in” and will not be able to bring any further harm to our country.
 
I tend to realize that this is the attitude of the majority of educated individuals that I come upon in my daily life.  There seems to be a trend where there is a lot of shouting and crying over the lying regime that Obama has put into place in our country but nothing is being accomplished by the Republican party, a party that has truly lost its way in leadership for our country. 
 
To my way of thinking reality will only set in when the majority of the white middle class of this country are herded into Federal “Care Camps” under Obama as they await the new gas chambers built by his administration.  When that day comes I will be dearly holding my American Flag and fighting to the death in an attempt to save my country from the tyranny of Obama. 
 
 
 
Somewhere along my journey
I stepped into a time machine.
I do not remember exactly when it happened.
I stepped forward in a strange land where a language
was spoken that did not sound like any tongue I knew.
 
The beings looked like me.
The planet seemed the same
but it was not.
 
There was a new god
in this land
in this dimension.
His name was Obama.
 
I looked closer at the eyes
of those about me.
Their was a strange blankness
in their eyes
an emptiness of spirit
I could not explain. 
 
I eagerly sought a sight of a flag pole
to see what land I might be in.
My eyes sought the Red, White and Blue.
 
Instead I looked with fright upon a flag
all to familiar from a past election.
It was the flag of Obama.
God did not save us.
My Memorial to my four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force.  Many are not blessed in having a memorial while they are living.  Thanks to Mabank, Texas, a small city of class on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

My Memorial to my four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Many are not blessed in having a memorial while they are living. Thanks to Mabank, Texas, a small city of class on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Administrator, Cosmic Top Secret Control Registry for Headquaters ICEDEFOR under NATO Command, 1962-1963, John J. Rigo Airman First Class, Age 21

Administrator, Cosmic Top Secret Control Registry for Headquaters ICEDEFOR under NATO Command, 1962-1963, John J. Rigo Airman First Class, Age 21

President Obama in his U.N. speech today apologized for the United States by bringing up Ferguson.  This is not the first time Obama has done this and attempted to belittle our nation.  Immediately in becoming President in his first term, Obama traveled the world again apologizing for our country. 

President Obama you don’t need to apologize for me as an American.  You see, unlike you who was sitting at the knees of terrorist in your youth, I was serving four years of honorable active duty in the Air Force of my country.  Perhaps you might consider doing all Americans a favor and finding another country you can be President of, rather than America. 

IMAG0041[1]From June of 1962 to June of 1963, I was a young sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Iceland, a NATO nation at the time.  My job responsibility was to be in charge and control of, with an associate who was a petty officer in the Navy, of all NATO Cosmic Top Secret material that came thru Iceland for various war plans.  It was a huge responsibility for a young man of twenty, who already served at that point three years of active duty service in the Air Force as an Administrative Specialist.

During the time I was stationed in Iceland for a year, the U.S. was in the mist of a cold war with Russia.  The Republic of Iceland did not have a defense force of their own.  They were an important part of NATO (North Alliance Treaty Organization).  The United States presence in Iceland consisted of U.S. forces of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard  and Marines, which changed the host command of the base every three years.  Even the Iceland Police did not carry guns.  It was told at the time that a dozen soldiers with machine guns could take over the whole island in a day, if it were not for the U.S. military presence on the island.

The importance of Iceland to the defense of the United States was very important at that time for many reasons, beside its membership in NATO.  First, Iceland represented the first line of radar of the drew line in protecting the United States from the direct bombing routes of Russian Bear bombers that carried nuclear weapons.  Second, it was a base that housed KC-97’s, Air Force refueling aircraft that services the B-52’s of SAC that flew daily missions of “possible no-return bombing missions” in flights toward Russia in its planned bombing routes. Thirdly, F-102 fighter jets were stationed there in order to intercept possible Russian bombers on their flies over the island toward the United States in the event of an attack on the United States. 

 It was during this period that the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred, the closest we ever came to date, to World War III, especially with my insight while being in command headquarters for NATO in Iceland.  During this time, NATO was truly a powerful force against any nation in the world that attacked or indicated attacks against any member of the NATO alliance. Today Iceland is still part of NATO even though by their own countries request in 2006 for the United States to remove its military base from their country.  Except for occasional training exercises by the various nations of NATO over Iceland, there is no military presence on the part of Iceland or other Defense forces in the world on the island. 

With NATO’s recent refusal to join the United States against its war on ISIS, it is my personal belief that now the NATO treaty is not worth the very paper that the NATO nations signed off on.  It is also my belief, because of this, the United States needs to withdrawn from NATO.  Additionally, this withdrawal from being part of worthless treaties should apply to the United Nations, which has become equally of no value in protecting the United States and maintaining world peace.

"Yes Obama...... Has" picture courtesy of Google Image Search

“Yes Obama…… Has” picture courtesy of Google Image Search

It is obvious to the majority of “Middle Class” America, that Obama’s strategy with ISIS is all about his political ambitions taking precedence over the security and future of America, as we have known her for over two hundred years.  This pre-called attacks in Syria are proof of that.  A truly great fighter never “telegraphs” his punches.

All of this media war is basically a “last-ditch effort” by the Democratic Party to save their ass in the upcoming November elections.  Additionally sadly, the Republican party has lost anything resembling backbone and spine in dealing with our countries poor excuse for a Commander-in-Chief and President.

In almost to a person, every stranger, every middle class American I engage in conversation about the President, hate Obama and everything he stands for.  As for the group of illegals and third generation, “Give me more free shit, Mr. President;” they are looking for their next paycheck off of middle class Americas’ back and an upgraded Obama Phone.  Terrible days are ahead for all of us. 

 
"The New America under four and half years under Obama" picture courtesy of AP Rendered by John J. Rigo, Texas' Commentator

“The New America under five years under Obama” picture courtesy of AP Rendered by John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

Precious Freedoms
Freedoms that my Brothers
and my Sisters
died for on the battle fields
of America.
 
Let not these Freedoms
be wrenched from our bloody hands.
Stand with our Lord and Savior
against these souless Evils.
 
They are attempting to destroy
America’s holy land.
A land that I love.
 
Across this land
let our voices ring in one cry
above the roar of their falsehoods.
Freedom…….freedom.
We will defend her to the death. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A New poem from Texas' Poet, John J. Rigo.  Picture courtesy of Google image search

A New poem from Texas’ Poet, John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google image search

I watch you sleeping.
You are resting peacefully.
My thoughts turn to our time together.
 
I cannot imagine the last twenty-five years without you.
My heart is filled with such love for you.
In wanting to tell you how deep and true
my love for you really is……….
my heart is filled with
even more love for you……..
 
Tears fill my heart.
There are no words.
Just a smile
as you awake.
Image courtesy of Google image search. Author unknown.

Image courtesy of Google image search. Author unknown.

Each moment I cling to
more precious than the last.
My eternity lies within
this very second.
 
Live not for tomorrow.
This is tomorrow.
It is all we may have.
 
See all about you.
Savor the taste.
Smell the air.
 
Recall at another
time and place
may not be ours.
 
So my Darling
in this kiss
is all that is important.
 
 

“One of Seven Poems of “The Master’s Series of Poetry.”

On this day
the Master revealed
His greatest gift to mankind.
 
This gift was rendered on a mountain of stone
reflected on a setting sun
to a multitude of many
in one of the many lessons
given to multitudes in those years. 
 
The question
that came toward the end of that day
was, “ Master, what is the greatest gift
that God gives to all of us?”  asked the young
man in the multitude of that day.
 
The Master replied,
“The greatest gift that my Father gives to all
is the secret of Forgiveness.
 
In rendering forgiveness to ones self
and also forgiveness of others
does a sinner reveal
the keys to heaven
and the eternal Love of our Father.
 
Forgiveness assures the eternal love of the Father
and being in the arms of His Love forever.”
So said the Master of my life
on this day.
 
Courtesy of focusorlando.org "Many claim to be God-fearing and loving" when truly they are but Evil in the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.  Rejoice in Evil being overcome in your life by the Love of Jesus and the Father.

Courtesy of focusorlando.org
“Many claim to be God-fearing and loving” when truly they are but Evil in the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. Rejoice in Evil being overcome in your life by the Love of Jesus and the Father.

In speaking before the crowd this day
the Master spoke these words,
“Rejoice, in that Evil attempts to bring harm to you
for it is a sign that Evil is losing its battle against you.
Rejoice in knowing that with my power
Evil is being overcome in your life.”
 
In speaking the Master turned toward me
placed His hands upon my head and said,
“I Bless thee with all the glory, strength of the Father
knowing you are doing His work in serving Me.
Know my sons and daughters
that I Love you and Am with you.”  
 
 

Courtesy of movie “Casino Royale”

There are times lately
that loneliness fills
a gaping hole in my being.
 
I cannot explain it
it is like rolling waves of tears
attempting to crush me.
 
I find myself fighting the darkness
that seems to fill the moment.
I am an empty cup seeking
the sweet wine of Love.
 
Even though I am around those
who speak the words of Love
I do not feel the warmth and joy
of Love as I remember it.
 
It is at those times
that my mind recalls in vivid detail
joyful times of love in my life.
 
I am blessed in being able
to recall those memories.
Without them perhaps
I would stop existing.
 
Last night a dream
entered my sleep.
I do not know who she was.
I was walking alone and she came up
beside me and grabbed my hand.
 
Her words were simple.
She told me she loved me
and just wanted to be with me.
 
We stopped walking
she turned toward me
placed her hands around my neck
and kissed me.
 
That kiss brought back
feelings I do not remember
having in a long, long time.
 
Sweet Memories
sweet dreams
I await your return
in another day.
 
 
 
 
copyright 2014, John J. Rigo. Photo taken on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on afternoon of 9/11/2014

copyright 2014, John J. Rigo. Photo taken on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on afternoon of 9/11/2014

View from “Oz” at 7 a.m. on February 25th 2012 on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
  

View from “Oz” on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas, February 25th 2012 at 7 a.m.

 

“Another View of God’s Church”

I have been to many churches in my lifetime.
None can compare to the beauty of my church.
My church lies outside my back door.
 
Before me lies miles of beautiful water
its beauty more clarifying upon a Sunrise morning.
The clouds above this church of God’s home
are higher than any church steeple.
 
There is no wall or ceiling painting to equal
the clouds above my church.
No gilded statue that equals the sun’s glory
as it breaks forth upon the horizon.
 
There is no choir that rises above the sweet sound
of the wind that sings across my ears.
There is no preacher, preaching to me
nor a basket asking for my coin.
No where else can one
be any closer to God.

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As of September 12, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 60,000 plus hits.  My deepest thanks and appreciation to the WordPress family, and all those who share my spiritual poetry work, as well as my Texas’ Commentary posts regarding my new communities in Henderson County, Texas, Eustace, Texas, Gun Barrel City, Texas and the Nation. 

"ISIS Storms Over America" copyright 2014, John J. Rigo. Taken on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on afternoon of 9/11.

“ISIS Storms Over America” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo. Taken on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on afternoon of 9/11.

President Obama’s speech of September 10th, 2014 is typical of his Presidency of six years.  An ability to do the “Talk,” but not the “Walk.”  Obama demonstrated time and time again, that he is a liar and an individual who truly does not value the lives of the American people.  The Democratic administration under his wing are criminals in $1500 suits with $200 ties with an 18k Rolex on their hands from the money they have stolen from the American taxpayer over the last six years. 

President Obama is playing a “Board Game” with the lives of the American people.  He is not qualified from background and education to be a “Commander-in-Chief” of our military, much less the President of the United States.  We need to move directly into Syria with ground troops and every nuclear weapon at our disposal to quickly dispose of the ISIS terror, not only on the United State, but also the world. 

   
 
 

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The following poem was written on the afternoon of 9-11.  It relates to the sorrow and pain of our country losing loved ones in a senseless killing of innocence in the deaths of 2,973.

“Red, White and Blue” copyright 9-11-2001 John J. Rigo

Red, White and Blue are the colors before me on this day.

It will be a day remembered by numbers used to summon help.

Nine, One and One, bring only the recall of white dust,

rock, and twisted steel in a sea of sorrow.

Can these tears wash away the pain

that this day brings?

Tears shed for those we love and are no more.

I cry out for my Brothers and Sisters in the depth of pain

that befalls their hearts.

Could there be a greater sin,

then a day so dark?

I think not.

I pray for peace, comfort, and hope,

for the souls rejoined with my Lord this day.

Red, White and Blue,

I cling to thee for hope, peace,

and healing in Thee.

For Thou are the only One,

Who can bring sense to this gruesome day of pain.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Personal Story:  I was born and raised in New York City.  My younger, and only brother, Richard Rigo of Smithtown, New York worked as a building engineer within blocks of ground zero.  He commuted every day to his building in the city from Smithtown.

On the morning of the attacks, my concern was for his safety.  Blessfully, he was on his way to work when the attacks began.  He returned home safely.

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search.  "The Lack of Courage of the United States of America."

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search. “The Lack of Courage of the United States of America.”

On my previous posting, I spend time in relating the power of the American people themselves in their ability to protect their country thru the number of “Concealed Handgun Licensees” and “Open Carry Advocates” in our country.  The response from my WordPress family has been poor at best in re-blogging my posting, much less sharing posting comments by my WordPress family.

Over the last five and half years,  President Obama has removed the heart of courage from our country.  His lies, his lack of leadership ability is becoming a danger to the very security of our nation.  His greatest gift to the nation would be to resign from office or at the very least resign as the acting Commander-in-Chief of our nation.

President is playing a board game with ISIS.  He is not qualified to plan this attack against ISIS.  Taking three years in this campaign is sheer stupidity.  We need to go directly to Syria and wipe out ISIS.  A campaign that would protect our American citizens and bring pride and respect to our country.

My Concealed Carry Gun, a Ruger P90, a semi-auto 45,  copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

My Concealed Carry Gun, a Ruger P90, a semi-auto 45, copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Of all the civilized countries in the world, the population of the United States has the most well-armed  citizens in the world.  We have something in the Constitution of the United States called the Second Amendment that allows us to be so armed. 

9/11 is a day of sorrow for our nation in remembering the almost 3,000 innocent Americans that were killed by terrorist.  9/11 is also a day, that we as American citizens can demonstrate our will to stand up and defend our country from the likes of killers such as the evil face of ISIS.

My wife and I have had concealed carry licenses for almost 15 years.  We are both proficient in handling a semi-automatic pistol.  This coming 9/11 we will be insuring our carry that day.  Any terrorist involved in attempting a terrorist act in our presence will be shot down like the evil they are.

We ask all American citizens that have Concealed Carry Licenses to carry on 9/11.  We also ask all Americans who believe in “Open Carry” of rifles and shotguns to open carry in a public way on 9/11 to demonstrate to ISIS we will “not be” a nation that will hide in fear from their terror, but will bring death and destruction to them and their own who wish to harm the American people.

To my blog followers:  Please Reblog this posting prior to 9/11 in order to get the word out to all Concealed Handgun permit holders and Open Carry Advocates.  (Facts:  There are over eight million Concealed Carry Licensees in the United States.  In Texas it is estimated to be over 403,000 by last count).

 

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search.  "Father's Day means Nothing to Me."

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search. “Father’s Day means Nothing to Me.”

A few days ago I changed the rating of my blog site from “General” to “Mature.”  I do not wish anyone, male or female under 18 to follow my blog sites nor do I wish any exchanges of comments with anyone under 18.  Sadly we live in a dark age where even the most innocent of us could suffer with the lies that many in this younger generation claim upon others.  Additionally, if you are a “Lover” of President Obama and support him, I additionally request that you “unfollow” my blog sites.  It is my personal opinion that President Obama is the worse thing that has ever happened to the United States of America.  Thank You. 

 

Proposed Book Jacket for upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy” by John J. Rigo

It was a like a double slap to my soul
when the full realization came to me this morning.
The best parts of my life are behind me.
It was now the reality
it was all downhill now.
  
From this point
it will be the aging process taking  its toll.
Sickness, pain, grieve, sorrow will be common daily friends.
Many medical professionals will call this a state of depression
while I consider that one should be mature to stand up to a reality check.
 
The greatest gift that I can hope to maintain
is the gift of my memory of time in recalling my life.
The times that I felt I was truly loved.
Loved to a depth beyond just words.
It seem the word “Love” is carelessly used by many.
 
I have found myself in a place
that the greatest peace comes to me
when I am totally alone with my God.
Speaking with Him
as my closest friend
brings me great comfort.
 
There has been more disappointments in my life
with those who claim to be “Men of God.”
I now look at my experiences with organized religion
as another form of cosmic joke on humans.
 
It is all about buildings and the ego’s of their care-takers. 
A mistaken belief drilled into the minds of individuals
that our God awaits in some ego-centered church structure.
Nothing could be further from truth in our Loving Lord’s plans for us.
 
I have now come to the realization that organized religion’s goal
is to separate us from our loving bond with God.
Churches are places of the world
not places in time and space
that strengthens our relationship with God.
 
I pray each day
for more wisdom to know my Lord.
I now know that blessed wisdom
lies within my own being.
 
At this point in my life
I must take more time to listen
to the whispered words of my best friend
and companion.
That spirit……….
…………. is…. my Lord and God. 

 

Logo for Gun Barrel City, Texas.  Image courtesy of Google Image search.

Logo for Gun Barrel City, Texas. Image courtesy of Google Image search.

It was over a year ago I was invited to have a personal two-hour visit with a Gun Barrel City official.  For many reasons the name of this official will remain undisclosed.  At the time it was the official’s goal to impress me to ignite my desires to entry volunteer service for the City of Gun Barrel City.  His goal was to eventually create an organization/corporation entity to represent all the cities touching on the Cedar Creek Lake area of East Texas. 

Such an entity would assist all represented cities to have the opportunity to curb duplicate city services within all these cities and placing them under one umbrella. Additionally, for all these cities to have more leverage with the Tarrant County Water District in establishing fairer guidelines in maintaining water levels in the lake for property owners surrounding Cedar Creek Lake.

During that meeting this official shared with me that it was the plan of the City of Gun Barrel to place on the upcoming November ballot, the cities’ desire to start a city tax on Gun Barrel City, Texas.  In my understanding of the guidelines to be written I seen the cities’ approach as “magic tricks in the misdirection of qualification of who would pay these taxes.” 

In the eight years we have had our lake front home in Gun Barrel City, sadly I have seen many actions on the part of the management of our city, that have been negative in their impact on the citizens of Gun Barrel City.  In fact such poor management of the city is too numberous to list in this blog posting. 

It is my belief that upcoming November elections, will see a turn-out of voters in record numbers.  The major reason, the population of this country has had a belly full of President Obama and the Democratic Party. Additionally, it is our hope and prayer, that the voters of Gun Barrel City, Texas will vote “No” to new city taxes for the city of GBC.

As further insight, I might relate some of the “Misdirection” the city is planning to employ in attempting to past this new city tax on the property owners of GBC.  During our two-hour visit meeting the city official tried to convince me that I should place “The Homestead Exception” on our GBC lake home rather than a farm and ranch we purchased just outside of Eustace, Texas, the year prior. 

The reason was to insure that with a small voter turn-out (which is typical in GBC elections), the cities ploy is that the tax will pass thru the votes of property owners with “Homestead Exceptions” filed on their property would vote “Yes” for this proposition because such owners will be excused from a Lion’s Share of the taxes.  The burden would then fall on the eighty percent of property owners from out of the area that own second homes on Cedar Creek Lake in GBC. 

Such an approach is dishonest to the thousands of property owners who have brought second homes in the area because there was “No city tax in GBC.”  All one has to look at this past Labor Day and the negative impact the economy and lack of water on water front homes in GBC has done to the local economy.  Such a city tax is mainly to insure the comfort and security of city officials with the City of GBC, their private restrooms to their city office in the building complex and the fat, out-of-line salaries they draw in their new remodeled bank building in Gun Barrel City.  Vote “No” this November for City Taxes for the City of GBC.

 
 
A Sunrise each morning reminds me of all the blessings the Lord has rendered me.

A Sunrise each morning reminds me of all the blessings the Lord has rendered me.

It is the quest of a man
to find out who he truly is.
My journey has been long
and difficult.
 
I found love many times.
I lost love many times.
Joy and pain were always
the same.
 
The truth is
we will take nothing with us.
Our flesh quickly becoming
the dust of dunes.
 
I ask forgiveness
to all that I might have hurt
in my journey.
 
I can only hope
that somehow along the way
by example and deed
I have helped others
in their own journey’s.
 
I like you struggled
each day in trying to overcome
the weaknesses of being a human.
 
In remembering me.
Read my words.
Walk briefly in my shoes.
Known that
I finally found
myself.
 
Courtesy of focusorlando.org "Many claim to be God-fearing and loving" when truly they are but Evil in the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.  Rejoice in Evil being overcome in your life by the Love of Jesus and the Father.

Courtesy of focusorlando.org
“Many claim to be God-fearing and loving” when truly they are but Evil in the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. Rejoice in Evil being overcome in your life by the Love of Jesus and the Father.

In speaking before the crowd this day
the Master spoke these words,
“Rejoice, in that Evil attempts to bring harm to you
for it is a sign that Evil is losing its battle against you.
Rejoice in knowing that with my power
Evil is being overcome in your life.”
 
In speaking the Master turned toward me
placed His hands upon my head and said,
“I Bless thee with all the glory, strength of the Father
knowing you are doing His work in serving Me.
Know my sons and daughters
that I Love you and Am with you.”  
.....is never lost.  Picture courtesy of John J. Rigo copyrighted 2013

…..is never lost. Picture courtesy of John J. Rigo copyrighted 2013

 
A ship in the sea of life
riding each wave of life
seeking the warm sun of each day.
 
The beauty of each dream as night falls
is never lost as it heads
toward the curve of each horizon.
 
Storms will blow
onward do we flow
in love and courage
by His hand.
 
Tomorrow brings the knowing in His love
the vastness of the ocean
is not so alone.
 
As long as we believe
we will never be alone.
 
For His love
surpasses all of this.
 
This and time beyond
this brief sea of life.          
                                                                                      

 

                                                                                                                                

Pride in one’s self or their community has nothing to do with one’s station in life in relationship to their net worth. Even the most humble among us, can be clean. The same applies to the pride we demonstrate in ourselves by insuring that our highways and various farm to market road and county roads are kept trash free. Do your part to keep “God’s Earth Beautiful.”

Prime Minister David Cameron, a true leader.  Image courtesy of Google Image Search.

Prime Minister David Cameron, a true leader. Image courtesy of Google Image Search.

Obama in fun tan suit with no plans to deal with world wide killers.  Example of a weak national leader.  Image courtesy of Google Image Search.

Obama in fun tan suit with no plans to deal with world-wide killers. Example of a weak national leader. Image courtesy of Google Image Search.

 

Listening to Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech this a.m. on August 29th, dramatically demonstrates the difference between two leaders of the free world.  PM Cameron came forth clearly and intelligently in explaining the position of the British government and her people in dealing with the ISIS terror worldwide.

In contrast we had a national as well as world insight to a weak man in President Obama.  Appearing shaken in his recent speech with his fun tan suit preparing for a fundraiser, while possibly getting another golf game in place, President Obama demonstrated the embarrassment of the United States in having a weak, spineless leader as head of our Nation.  God save the United States from President Obama!

The Evil Face of ISIS.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

The Evil Face of ISIS. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

 

Courtesy of crocodilestament.com "If Regan were here today, ISIS would not exist." quote by John J. Rigo, copyright 2014 Texas' Commentator

Courtesy of crocodilestament.com “If Regan were here today, ISIS would not exist.” quote by John J. Rigo, copyright 2014 Texas’ Commentator

There is not doubt in any United States citizen, that ISIS as a terror group is the greatest evil to be upon our earth.  These are vicious killers who have lost their rights to life itself in their killing of men, woman and children.  Killings by burying their prey alive and cutting off their heads in public executions demonstrates that fact.

President Obama please grow some balls as our President.  Become all you claim to be as a man and as our President over the last five and half years.  Use our limited nuclear arms capacity in field war http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tactical_nuclear_weapon with ISIS and completely destroy them.  As to any captured terrorist, insure no trial but public executions within a day of their capture on the field of battle while insuring all such beheadings are televised.

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You can tell a lot about a person

in how they treat their dog.

I have hear that dog

cry out for her master

many a day

and nights.

She is about fifteen now.

She has endured tempertures in the teens

while being left outdoors.

She has swellered in heat above 100

while being left outdoors.

An electronic fence guards her escape from this prison.

The fence is in the front of the house

no less.

Many a morning does the smell of her poop

fill the air of their neighbor’s yard.

Her Master has been featured

in a well-known community magazine

hugging this dog no less. 

You sure can tell a lot about a person

in how they really treat their dog.

 

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Multicolored lighting amidst the sound
of rhythmic thunder pounded the huge hall.
The laughter and droning noises had a hollow metallic sound.
 
The human Ferris wheel was in motion around the center spoke.
Quick glaces, smiles…some real
other’s set in concrete faces.
There was quiet desperation set in the eyes of many.
 
Touching in passing moments of movement
were soft warm bodies
pressed against arms
hips brushing fingertips.
 
Out of loneliness did I seek this place
a passenger on a self-made time machine.
I am tired of too many futures coming to this moment.
 
I want the warmth of my youth.
Child-book romance where just the touch of a hand
freezes time in its beauty.
 
Primitive drums change tempo
the words are lost to the sensation of physical self.
Reality is moved to the edge of pulsating light beneath
the feet of bodies in tune with the sound.
 
Paired dancers locked in self-love
unaware of each other.
A checkerboard of kings and queens without mates
in a game without end. 
 
Surrender whispers the voice within.
A reflection on a mirrored wall looks intently
at a standing figure.
 
A misplaced look of aging shown in
salt and peppered hair with growing signs of age
around the eyes.
 
The dream of youth shatters.
The Guardian of Time Present
leaves through the portal marked “Exit.”
The dream is no more.

John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

Many times a vision or insight enters our lives. Generally our first response is “Naaaaaa that will not work.” Learn to listen to the direction of your life from the Lord. In doing so He will continue to lead you in the path that will be pleasing to Him.

Originally posted on Silver Star Winery of Texas (tm):

Interest is high on the future wine trail of Henderson County, Texas: http://silverstarwinetrailoftexas.com  Posting copyright 2014 by John J. RIgo

Interest is high on the future wine trail of Henderson County, Texas: http://silverstarwinetrailoftexas.com Posting copyright 2014 by John J. RIgo

Yesterday was a Special Day on my main blog site: http://texaspoetry.net.   A total count at the end of day of 885 hits, our highest day of clicks on this blog.  The interest in the vision of a future winery on FM 2709 in Henderson County, Texas is overwhelming.  My personal thanks and appreciation for my followers support in this dream of a lifetime. 

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John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

“All Great projects and visions for growth in a community start with a dream and move forward with hard work and perserverence.” copyright and written by John J. Rigo

Originally posted on The Silver Star Wine Trail of Texas:

Beautiful views and scenery on FM Road 2709 in Henderson County, Texas estending from FM Road 316 off of 175 to 19.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.  Future wine trail of Silver Star Wine Trail of Texas

Beautiful views and scenery on FM Road 2709 in Henderson County, Texas estending from FM Road 316 off of 175 to 19. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search. Future wine trail of Silver Star Wine Trail of Texas

The future wine trail of Henderson County is 8.52 miles on FM 2709 in East Texas.  A quarter of mile approximately is within the city limits of Eustace, Texas from FM 316 which is a very short distance from 175.  The balance of this road contacts no other cities in the area.

We are currently seeking a “Sister-City” to partner with in our future growth vision for a wine trail on FM 2709.  We are a mere nine miles from the Gun Barrel and Mabank area of Texas.  We are also very close to Payne Springs and Seven Points.  The “Sister-City” we partner with will be considered a part of the city’s recreational programs of…

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"Future wineries and vineyards of the Henderson County Wine Trail of Texas.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

“Future wineries and vineyards of the Henderson County Wine Trail of Texas. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

Our New Logo Sign "Silver Star Winery of Texas" copyright 2013 John J. Rigo

Our New Logo Sign “Silver Star Winery of Texas” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo

Seeking Henderson County Broker/RealtorClick preceding link to be taken to full info information on this great opportunity for a Broker/Realtor in Henderson County, Texas.

 

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Thru Seventy years of life on this world
there has been a few lessons of life
that were difficult to learn
 
Knowing the difference
between true friendships and Fair Weather Friends
was one of the hardest lessons of all.
 
In  discovering that vast difference in friendships
I believe we live in a form of self-denial
in realizing the differences.
 
I am now painfully aware
that the best friends I ever had
are now long dead.
 
Thank you Lord
for being to me
the friend that no other is.
 
As my Father once related to me
“One could live a lifetime and be able to count
the true friends they would have had
on one hand.”
 
I have been blessed in my lifetime
to have had two of those real friends
with now my Lord
as my constant Third. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

It is my hope that the future history of the United States “will not read” due to the total lack of Presidential Leadership, President Obama has gone down in history as being responsible for the death of tens of thousands of Americans in terror attacks by the ISIS.

Originally posted on Chainsoff's Blog:

INQUISITR

ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, has taken somewhat of a pounding in Iraq recently at the hands of the laser guided missile strikes on their positions in the region, ordered by Barack Obama.

However, according to intelligence reports on Saturday, ISIS is not just going to let the U.S. strikes against them go unnoticed or unpunished. Five intelligence officials told Bloomberg News some worrying things about ISIS and its strategy.

They alleged that the fanatical Islamist terrorist group is planning to carry out major terror attacks against targets in the United States, and possibly in Europe.

According to the intelligence officials, ISIS has sleeper cells around the world, including in Europe and America, whose goal is to gain a greater foothold in the Islamic world, politically and militarily.

U.S. Army Colonel Derek Harvey said that due to Obama’s failed policy in leaving Iraq, the country is now…

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"Coming Backlash due to indictment of Governor Perry."  Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas' Greatest Governors.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

“Coming Backlash due to indictment of Governor Perry.” Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas’ Greatest Governors. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

I came to Dallas, Texas in 1963 after serving four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force with an Honorable Discharge.  As an official “Texan” with over 51 years of residency under my belt,  I am outraged on the indictment of Governor Rick Perry.

I foresee a blacklash from this indictment turning a firestorm of Republicans across the nation whose voting will insure that the Democratic Party is run off of both houses in the November 2014 elections.  Included in that firestorm will also be honorable Democratic voters who have also gotten a belly-full of the criminal activity of President Obama and his administration.

It is also my individual prayer and hope that shortly after these forecoming elections, impeachment proceeding will be put into place against President Obama for all his “High Crimes” against the nation.

Respectfully Submitted,

John J. Rigo

http://silverstarfarmandranchoftexas.com

http://silverstarwineryoftexas.com

http://silverstarwinetrailoftexas.com  

"Coming Backlash due to indictment of Governor Perry."  Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas' Greatest Governors.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

“Coming Backlash due to indictment of Governor Perry.” Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas’ Greatest Governors. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

I came to Dallas, Texas in 1963 after serving four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force with an Honorable Discharge.  As an official “Texan” with over 51 years of residency under my belt,  I am outraged on the indictment of Governor Rick Perry.

I foresee a blacklash from this indictment turning a firestorm of Republicans across the nation whose voting will insure that the Democratic Party is run off of both houses in the November 2014 elections.  Included in that firestorm will also be honorable Democratic voters who have also gotten a belly-full of the criminal activity of President Obama and his administration.

It is also my individual prayer and hope that shortly after these forecoming elections, impeachment proceeding will be put into place against President Obama for all his “High Crimes” against the nation.

Respectfully Submitted,

John J. Rigo

http://silverstarfarmandranchoftexas.com

http://silverstarwineryoftexas.com

http://silverstarwinetrailoftexas.com  

John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

Typical of Obama. Making photo ops and speeches to keep the country divided to help his mob and cartel friends.

Originally posted on :

41730_100003215851815_231263758_n 2By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

article-2169533-13F1FB01000005DC-780_468x286An armed Michael Brown from surveillance camera with a pistol during an attempted robbery.

Perhaps, the “Little darling,” is not what the leftist media is trying to make us believe.

Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer, Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white officer,  Darren Wilson, has patrolled suburban St. Louis for six years and had no previous complaints filed against him, Jackson said.

Police Chief Tears Into Obama For His Comments About Ferguson Shooting

Jim Pasco, the executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, had some helpful advice for the vacationing Obama on Thursday. During an interview with The Hill, Pasco said:

“I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation.” 

Ouch. But Pasco wasn’t done.

The police union head also had objections to Obama’s comments about the police in Ferguson…

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John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

The “WordPress Family” in general is a wonderful place to explore. What I have found in the six years I have been a member of this family with my own spiritually-centered blog is a voice that cries out for fairness and justice for all in a country in the leadership of its current President Obama has found a dark place, we as a nation may not be able to overcome. Pray for our country, stand-up for our country, vote the strait Republican ticket in November 2014.

Originally posted on Ellen Barrier:

The Greatest Heroes

“The greatest discovery is to find a hero within oneself that will choose life over death; and fight for hope through despair to possess the will to live.”― Ellen J. Barrier

People who have fought against the darkness of an evil force filled with mental anguish, hate, and suicidal thoughts and voices of evil, telling them to kill themselves and take the lives of others, won when they searched for hope.  Instead,  they persevered and snatched their life from within that dark world, and became respectful citizens living in society and making a difference in the lives of others, who they themselves were once like, have saved the lives of many others, by telling their stories. They are among the greatest heroes.

“Evil imaginations causes harm to others.

Such things do not dwell in the mind of a righteous person.”

― Ellen J. Barrier

Goodreads quotes @ https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/21899691-ellen-barrier?page=4

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Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas' Greatest Governors.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

Rick Perry, one of the United Stats and Texas’ Greatest Governors. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

Rick Perry indicted by grand jury on two charges. (click preceding link for full info)  I did not hear of this till later this evening.  It was at dinner celebrating our 25th anniversary when friends joined us and related the news.  Suddenly, I felt sick, deeply saddened that one of the finest Governors the United States has ever had, has to deal with this planned falsely filed charges by Obama and his henchmen and the low-light Democrat Party.

There is no doubt in my mind that this country has been taken over by the mob, the underworld and the cartel with the assistance of the Obama administration.  It explains fully why billions of dollars that has gone thru the hands of our government is unaccounted for.  Governor Rick Perry, you will have my continued support and prayers as a Texan who is proud of you, as well as our state. 

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As of August 15th, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 54,000 plus hits.  My deepest thanks and appreciation to the WordPress family, and all those who share my spiritual poetry work, as well as my Texas’ Commentary posts regarding my new communities in Henderson County, Texas, Eustace, Texas, Gun Barrel City, Texas and the Nation. 

"The Riots of Ferguson, Missouri" commentary by John J. Rigo.  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

“The Riots of Ferguson, Missouri” commentary by John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

Picture Courtesy of Google Image Search.  Riots of Ferguson

Picture Courtesy of Google Image Search. Riots of Ferguson

Picture courtesy of Google Image search.  Riots of Ferguson

Picture courtesy of Google Image search. Riots of Ferguson

Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.  Riots of Ferguson

Picture courtesy of Google Image Search. Riots of Ferguson

 

I noted today by a television announcer that the population of this community is two-thirds black.  It is interesting how these folks find it necessary to destroy public property, steal private property and shoot at police to justify their anger. 

It was also noted that a majority of the police department of this community is white.  Perhaps if the other two-thirds of the community took time to apply themselves in school, actually graduate from school and attend college, they would have been qualified to pass an Officer’s qualification test to join the force.  Of course, when one is in the third and fourth generation of being on the dole, one does not wish to apply themselves.  Stealing must seem easier with any excuse.

My observation with a question is this:  If a young white boy had a questionable shooting such as this, would there have been the white population of this community doing the same in rioting?  Many would call this a racist commentary.  To me what is racist is when a population use the excuse of their color to commit crime on a wide basis such as this in their community.

Perhaps cancelling the citizenship of these two-thirds of rioting blacks and shipping them back to their homeland would render them further opportunities to further burn and destroy the habitants of their home country.  This would be a better outcome for all concerned for both blacks and whites.  Much jungle brush could be cleared up that way.

“The Beginning of a Vision” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo, co-owner, “Silver Star Winery of Texas”. The foregoing link tells the story of a new wine tasting trail that is in its beginnings in East Texas in the County of Henderson County.  In its eight and half miles drive, it is said by locals to be one of the most beautiful areas in this part of Texas as a “sister” area to Cedar Creek Lake cities of both Mabank and Gun Barrel City, Texas.  Read on and read of the opportunities to own future growing vineyards along this beautiful road.

"Silver Star Wine Trail of Texas" copyright by founder John J. Rigo 2014

“Silver Star Wine Trail of Texas” copyright by founder John J. Rigo 2014

The sad news of the Death of Robin Williams, picture courtesy of Google Image Search

The sad news of the Death of Robin Williams, picture courtesy of Google Image Search

 
Commentary:  It is with deep sadness that I  heard today of the self-inflicted death of Robin Williams.  My deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Robin.
 
Even with a century of research into the causes of depression, it still stands as an incurable sickness of the mind.  A sickness beyond human understanding.  A treatment program that in most cases stands in the stone age, with many times shock treatments destroying parts of a human’s mind. 
 
When depression moves past simple “blues” into the realm of prolonged depression, it goes beyond “bootstrap speeches” and enters the area of a chemical imbalance of the brain, that in most cases takes years to cure.  It is my belief, one is never cured but learns to finally accept the task of overcoming darkness, a daily battle.  A battle only won with the help of the Lord. 
 
“Yea through the Grace of God Go I” copyright 2005, Published Poetry Book, “Roses Amidst Thorns” 
 
 
I have been where you are
a hell of loneliness and despair.
Had I created this place in my past
as you are now
where I was once?
 
I ask myself what pains cross your mind
as this day of many comes to you?
Do you hunger?
Are you without sleep?
 
The night only brings fear for your life.
Are you without anyone who cares
where you are this day?
Are you missed?
 
I too have been where you are.
From ashes of the mind did thou raise me
from a pit of worldly hell.
 
It was not my talents of mind
nor spirit that lead me from this dark world.
It was my prayers.
 
You never failed to hear me
when I cried out to you.
When I tried to end this life
you spoke gently to me
asking me to be patient
and wait one more day.
 
One day lead to another.
Finally the sun began to shine again
in your blessings and your love for me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving hope to the hopeless
as you gave to me.
 
Thank you Lord
for loving me when I was without love.
Yea Lord without your grace
would I now be lost.  
 
 
 
 

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“Many times we must find and then lose Love to really appreciate it when finally finding it……. again.” quote John J. Rigo
 
Embrace your Youth.
The ticks of time move more quickly
than observed or counted. 
 
Embrace the Love of your Youth.
The embers lose their warm and glow
more quickly than our memories will capture.
 
Embrace the Wisdom 
that is bestowed upon you.
It will carry you
through the dark days
before you.  
 
Curse not your regrets.
They are but markers along the road. 
Regrets render the opportunity
to seek forgiveness.
 
Embrace your Lord
with Love and Worship.
He will Bless you along the road
and to the final place
of His Love for you. 
 
Dreams of Revelations

Dreams of Revelations

I awoke this morning
with the warmth, taste, and smell of my dreams
still lingering upon my body.
My lips were still moving in formed words
of forgiveness, on my part
with a request for forgiveness of those
whose warmth I felt upon me.
 
I awoke with a joy
and a sadness,
beyond words to describe.
I felt the need to tell of this dream
this past night.
 
It was a dream of forgiveness
forgiveness of the past.
A rejoining of old loves
long gone from today
but not forgotten.
The joy of reuniting was pure
and without hurt.
The embraces were real.
The words of happiness real.
 
There was no bitterness
other than the sweetness of memories from the past.
We had long forgiven each other
for our past hurts.
Hurts rendered
by our own lacking of thought.
 
The joy of the moment
was all that was important.
I fought to hold on to those moments.
I did not want to let them go.
Moments of love, happiness
revisited from days past.
 
Is this what love and happiness is all about
in its reincarnation from the past?
Is this what the past-over in death
to another life, is all about?
 
A new life with forgiveness
behind us, and only joy before us?
If it is so, then I face death with hope and joy.
No longer will I have
the dark fear that use to follow me.
 
Thank you Lord
for giving me insight this day
from the visits of my night.
I face this new day
seeking new signs
of my Lord’s Love for me. 
 
 
 
 
    
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Courtesy of favena.blogspot.com

 
 
At times it would be nice
to have a pair of magic red shoes.
Just clicking them together three times
would do the trick.
 
Suddenly I would be transported
to wherever my mind of memory
would wish to go.
 
At this very moment
I could easily think of a dozen places
I would love to be at this moment.
 
Each time frame
would place me at a time and place
where I felt greatly loved.
 
Where there was a skip in my step
and a constant grin on my face.
I can easily bring to mind
scenes of such places in my past.
 
Skipping through a mall with her
like a school child.
Dancing with her
for the first time
with my arm around her waist. 
 
Ah yes then their were those
first kisses
always soft
always remembered
always joyful
in the way those kisses went to my toes.
 
Truthly knowing what I know now
would I have taken more time
to savor every moment.
 
Time in remembering every detail
of the places of my youth
where my magic red shoes
would have taken my heart.  
 
Jane Parrish, Oak Clif Apartments, Dallas, 1964

Jane Parrish, Oak Clif Apartments, Dallas, 1964

I found myself thinking of you this evening.
I had you in my arms.
We were kissing.
It was a long time ago.
 
I could not explain
why tears were rolling down my check
at that very moment.
 
Pershaps it was knowing
that time was now long gone.
The time we were starlight lovers
would never be again.
 
I am so thankful
this evening
that memory is still mine.
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