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

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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

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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

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http://silverstarwineryoftexas.com

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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.  

John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

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

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Age seventeen, top row, third from left.

 
What time never erases
is memories of a first love.
A sweetness of innocence never regained again.
 
It was a brief five minutes that our eyes met that summer day.
I a young man with the blue uniform of a brand new Air Force Recruit.
Tall strong and youthful at seventeen
still in the midst of basic training at an Air Force Base.
 
You at sixteen with a beauty that was clear and eternal of the moment.
My bus was leaving,
the connection of our eyes was unmistakenable.
In just minutes we swore a forever love between us.
 
Truly that moment was a magic
that will never be again.
Two parts of a universe
meeting in a most unlikely place.
 
It has been fifty-one years since that meeting.
Still I remember you from time to time
in such vivid detail.
 
I wish you Love in the journey you took beyond
the days of our permanent separation
five years latter.
 
Was I then a vessel of a lost ship
for a very long time.
The haunting of a First Love
never leaves Love’s Way.
 
The parks of Savannah, Georgia that we use to walk back in 1960.  Picture courtesy of Google image search.

The parks of Savannah, Georgia that we use to walk back in 1960. Picture courtesy of Google image search.

There are times
the sadness just rolls over my chest.
Crushing ocean waves upon my heart.
Memories of you return.
 
A first love never dies.
Innocence in love’s discovery
of another.
Pure linen wash were we.
 
Time is a cruel thing.
Relentless in its forward movement.
Removing the taste of the moment
quickly from our lips.
 
Life was uncomplicated then.
Two lovers walking hand and hand
to a Walgreen’s breakfast for $1,98 each
after church in downtown Savannah.
 
The year was 1960
a young man of 18 was I
while you a newly 18
off a recent bus from Happy, Texas.
 
A story book love story
did we own in our shared love.
A first love never dies
but wings through eternity.
 
Image courtesy of Google Image Search.  Poem by award winning poet John J. Rigo of East Texas.

Image courtesy of Google Image Search. Poem by award winning poet John J. Rigo of East Texas.

Poem "Waking Knight" by John J. Rigo.  Image courtesy of Google Image search.

Poem “Waking Knight” by John J. Rigo. Image courtesy of Google Image search.

 
 
Commentary:  It is my belief that all creative writers look for markers along their writing journey that represent improvement in their craft.  This recent written poem is no exception in my almost thirty years of poetry writing.  Within the poem I see my belief in an afterlife,  I see myself as a warrior in defense against Evil representing my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  What a beautiful image to die and awake in such a place in one’s after life.  Thank you Lord for this life and all lives that will be ahead in eternity. 
 
 
 
I awoke
as from a sleep
of death.
 
Long gentle fingers
were rubbing my forehead
the side of my face
touching my lips.
 
As my eyes opened
I knew I was no longer
on my prior world of earth.
 
Before me I beheld
a beautiful maiden
of golden hair
skin of cream and light
eyes of blue/grey and gold.
 
There was no fear within me.
I was at a place where I was meant to be.
I was home in a castle of my Lord‘s place for me.
 
My eyes gazed upon my body.
Upon me where plates of armour.
Gold-Silver and various jewels
incrusted upon them.
 
As the maiden raised my head
I observed the symbols upon my breast-plate.
In the middle in Gold was a Lion.
 
On each side of it were Dragons
standing with their feet gently
touching the Lion.
 
Above the Lion
flew a Golden Eagle
with wings of silver.
 
My armour gleamed
from head to toe
in this beautiful creation.
 
What battle has my Lord
prepared for me in this place?
Who was this maiden
who touches me with a loving touch?
 
The maiden spoke,
“My Prince,  Evil awaits for battle.
Prepare thyself.”
 
 
 
 
 
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.
Courtesy of nosmokeblown.com "Will President Obama Resign or be Impeached"

Courtesy of nosmokeblown.com
“Will President Obama Resign or be Impeached”

Commentary: It was over five years ago that out of curiosity that I signed up for the “White House Letter.”  Yesterday I noted that there was an area in the most recent White House Letter where one can write a personal note to President Obama.  I have no doubt that any letters that are sent that are negative in nature ever see the light of Obama’s eyes, especially with the “Bubble World that Obama lives in.”  I recently wrote the below poem under the title of “Mr. Obama” with contents that I would like to send to him.  Perhaps since it is online, maybe he will actually see it and read it.  Hopefully, after reading it, He will “step-down” from office to save our country from his lack of ability to be a true leader of our country.  
 
 
 
 
Mr. Obama, as president of my country
you have managed to destroy the essence of my country.
It is a country that I dearly love.
 
I have served my country with honor
as a veteran with four years of duty.
I have a pride in my country
that you will never understand.
 
You see you never served in the military of our country.
Your eyes do not tear up as mine do when the flag passes me.
To you our country is all about you
it is not about the hundreds of thousands
who have died in defending the freedom
she represents.
 
Mr. Obama you have failed as a leader.
You have divided our country
with mistrust, hate and fear.
You have demonstrated that you are a liar
untrustworthy and a hate creator
in your quest for power.
 
You have proved
you are not worthy to be addressed
as Mr. President.
Mr. Obama be a man
resign as our President.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Courtesy of focusorlando.org "A Great example of the Democratic Party under Obama" copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo, Texas' Commentator and Poet.  Picture courtesy of Google image search.  Copyright applies to title.

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“A Great example of the Democratic Party under Obama” copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator and Poet. Picture courtesy of Google image search. Copyright applies to title.

Over the last five and half years much has been written about the Obama administration and the state of affairs of our country.  To find our present state and possible future summed up on one page would be most difficult to find.  In my search, I have found such a page on the back cover of a book titled, “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark R. Levin.  The page takes several readings for the contents to fully soak in to one’s brain as to the reality of what destruction has occurred to our way of life under Obama in the last five and half years.

I listen to Mr. Levin’s radio show on a regular basis.  I am struck and am in awe of his “Passion” for the subject of our government.  A passion that I duly note is not present in the majority of our media today in reporting the truth as to what has befallen our country. Following is that page from the back book cover of Mr. Levin’s book:

“I undertook this project not because I believe the Constitution, as originally structured, is outdated and outmoded, thereby requiring modernization through amendments, but because of the opposite——-that is, the necessity and urgency of restoring constitutional republicanism and preserving the civil society from the growing authoritarianism of a federal Leviathan (author’s note: Obama?).

This is not doomsaying or fearmongering but an acknowledgement of the fact.  The Statists have been successful in their century-long march to disfigure and mangle the constitutional order and undo the social compact (author’s note:  Primary: The Obama Administration?).  To disclaim the Statists’ campaign and aims is to imprudently ignore the inventions and schemes hatched and promoted openly by their philosophers, experts, and academics, and the coercive application of their designs on the citizenry by a delusional governing elite (author’s note: The Democratic Party under Obama?).

Their handiwork is omnipresent, for all to see——a centralized and consolidated government with a ubiquitous network of laws and rtwules actively suppressing individual initiative, self interests, and success in the name of the greater good and on behalf of the larger community (author’s note:  The pushing forward of Obama care by the Democratic Party and Obama’s use of “executive orders” as it was not intended to be used).  Nearly all will be emasculated by it, including the inattentive, ambivalent, and disbelieving.”

——-Mark R. Levin

Additional Commentary by John J. Rigo, a Texas’ Commentator:  The upcoming mid-term elections in November of 2014 will go down in history as one of the most important election periods in the history of the United States.  No quarter can be given to Obama and his henchmen with the Democratic Party.  All Democrates must be litterally wiped out of each Senate and House race, and by wide margins lose to their Republican counterparts.  The two percent “Freeloaders” that put the election in Obama’s column, for two terms, must be convinced that their “Give us more free shit” days are over, unless Obama is rendered harmless by both houses being carried by the Republican Party. 

“Riding into the “Valley of Debt” with Obama

Go down with Obama,
was the rallying cry of my great country.
Into the valley of debt rode the millions.
Upon their backs laid their now defunct,
IRA’s.
 
Their horses sucked in their last breaths,
as the storm clouds of a depression,
engulfed them.
 
Oh, our great leader Obama,
will praises of your name,
be sung down thru the ages,
or will your name be cursed,
by the children of these riders,
who have lost their dreams? 
 
Into the valley of bankruptcy rode the millions,
in their last days of glory.
In the deep recesses of the valley,
was this cry from the disenfranchised and the idle,
“Oh Save Us Obama,
from the Valley of Work, Taxes, and Love of our Country!”
 
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”  A Quote by Thomas Jefferson 
 
 
 
Courtesy of heavenawaits.wordpress.com

Courtesy of heavenawaits.wordpress.com

Seek out this day
a stranger to you
and one who does not know you.
 
If they are hungry
feed them.
If they are without a home
give them coin for a night’s lounging.
 
If they are without hope
and seek forgiveness
render them this prayer.
 
With your hand
upon their shoulder
say these words.
 
“Jesus I your humble servant
bring this soul before your presence.
They in their heart
seek your eternal forgiveness.
 
Forgiveness for their transgressions
in their life in not bringing honor to Your Name
and hurt and suffering to others.
 
Render them Your sweet Love
with Your forgiveness.
Render them release from pain
both physically and mentally.
 
If it be Your Will
render them prosperity
so that they too
may render Your forgiveness
and Blessings to others.
In the Sweet Name of Jesus
Amen.”
 
 
 
 
 
.....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.          
                                                                                      

 

                                                                                                                                

 
 
Orgin unknown. Courtesy of Google search.

Orgin unknown. Courtesy of Google search.

 
 
If I should die before you
I will await you on a silver beach
with a golden sun.
 
If I should die before you
time will not move
until your steps are heard behind me.
 
I will know it is you.
I will hear your eternal breath
your low laughter as you approach
to join me.
 
If I should die before you
on the most perfect of days
together we will watch the waves
the breakers making only the most
perfect of patterns.
 
It will be a world that never has a bad day
on a silver beach
with a golden sun
in a special place
for you and me.
 
 
Courtesy of philharras.wordpress.com

Courtesy of philharras.wordpress.com

This morning I thought of the Son I never had.
Today he would have been Fifty.
My son might have changed the world.
 
It would have been a better world
if my son had been born.
He may have been our President today.
 
It was fifty years ago
that at twenty-one
that my childhood bride
wanted to start a family.
 
It had only been a year
that I had been honorably discharged
from serving four years of military service.
 
It was a hard financial year for us both.
We were finally getting on our feet
with a new home and good jobs.
I told my child bride I wanted to wait. 
  
It was a month later
that she filed for a divorce.
It left me a shattered man
for a very long time.
 
There is no man
that lives a life
without some regrets.
 
Those regrets
seem to come
more often
lately.
 
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of nosmokeblown.com "Can Impeachment of Obama Save the United States?"

Courtesy of nosmokeblown.com
“Can Impeachment of Obama Save the United States?”

“A President who does not show respect for his own country cannot expect respect.”  Quote by John J. Rigo, Texas Poet and Commentator
 
 
In my past
I have never been ashamed
of my President.
 
You revealed yourself
as a destroyer of our Nation
from the beginning of your campaign.
 
You promised “Change” to what use to be
the most respected and powerful nation
on the planet.
 
From the get-go you traveled the world
apologizing for our great nation.
In five and half years
under your evil power
you have trashed out our nation.
 
I see in you the power of all dictators
before you when you became the
President of our Nation.
You are a Master of Deceit.
 
In just five and half years
you managed to turn half our nation
into “Give me what is yours thru your
hard work and dream building.”
You have turned our Nation
into a land of “Free-loaders.”
 
As a veteran myself of four years
of honorable service to my country.
I have seen you steal the Strength,
The Power, the Glory of our country
 
 What part of you that is still a man
 step down as our President
while there is still time
to save our country
from your ignorance. 
 
 
 
 
With the passing of time
I have come to realize that there are truly
spaces that are never filled
by the loss of friends who were very personal
to my mind and heart.
 
Through the years
do the memories of Cliff and Tom
constantly come to my mind.
Never are they dead in my heart.
 
I see each of them
special in their concern for me
as the friends they were to me
and yes the love they rendered to me.
 
Have they been replaced in the void left by their absence?
No one has accomplished that.
Cliff was the short, large man from the deep South
always with a tale of lesson and advice not wanted
but when given
seemed well placed.
 
He spoke of home and craw-fish
his Mother and his victories in life
never of his losses.
 
You knew he was special
a special person to know.
The same stories he related never got old
just deeper in meaning.
 
The straight-laced
IBM type of guy was Tom.
He seemed to have found victories too early in his life
burning, dying as a shooting star.
 
An anger was present about him that could never be explained.
Tom loved a good meal and good drinks.
Save the waiter or waitress who spoke too much while serving!
He was there to savor the moment
should it be his last.
 
As Tom’s life was coming to an end
he maintained his pride to the last minute in a VA hospital
wearing a blue blazer that no longer fit;
no one cared about his past.
 
I miss Tom’s advice to me,
his laughter at my watch
that he thought was such a great sales job
because I had to push a button
to tell time.
 
His loud laughter rang in the night
raising high his special drink
to wish me and all
the best of life.
 
I miss both of these men.
They were the special friends of a lifetime
never to be replaced.
 
They are in my heart each day
with the warmest of love to my dearest friends
Cliff and Tom.
 
Whenever you both may be
in the great wonder of it all
I am one person
who misses you both
oh……….. ever so much.
 
 
 
"Great saying on dealing with Backstabbers and Phoney Friends" courtesy of image Google search.

“Great saying on dealing with Backstabbers and Phoney Friends” courtesy of image Google search.

It was over thirty years ago
that a departed old friend
gave me great advice about friendships.
 
His name was Cliff Russell.
He related to me that there were
three kinds of people in the world.
 
There were the Givers
There were the Takers
There were the Givers and the Takers.
 
Cliff related that “Takers”
will suck life from your
heart and soul.
This day I have started
Housecleaning of all
“Takers from my Life.”
 
I started with
all their contact information
from my e-mail programs.
 
I removed all their
contact information
from my Smartphone.
 
I removed all their pictures
from both my computer and Smartphone.
Every scrape of paper, card, letter
picture with their image upon them
were destroyed.
 
Finally and not least
when friends asked me
about them
I told them we severed
our relationship because
our perceptions of life 
were no longer in symphony
with each other.
 
When I finished
doing all these things
I took a long shower
to get the stink of them
off my body.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Crash site of Ukraine Shoot-Down.  Courtesy of Googe Image Search.  Commentary by John J. Rigo, Texas' Commentator

Crash site of Ukraine Shoot-Down. Courtesy of Google Image Search. Commentary by John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

The first reports indicated there were 25 American citizens on that commercial aircraft shot down over the Ukraine border.  Now the stat according to Obama is “One.”  Could this be a ploy on the part of President Obama to lessen the level of tension with our dealing with Russia, who more than likely are responsible for this terrible shoot-down of innocent citizens of the world?

President Obama could have demonstrated immediate leadership in sending Navy Seals to the crash site to retrieve those black boxes to learn the truth of who was responsible for these deaths.  Instead, smiling and laughing prior to making the media announcement amidst his fund-raising activities, Obama showed the public his real face in being the uncaring, crafty individual, that he is.  

 

"Texas' Silver Star Whiskey" Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

“Texas’ Silver Star Whiskey” Picture courtesy of Google Image Search

I am fully aware this is an open blog site on the internet.  This site is all about sharing with mainly my WordPress family.  Others who post or sneak around seeking some possible negative information, first, will not find such here, second, are not welcomed to my site.  This site is about sharing with folks who not only preach the talk of being follwers of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, but also do the “Walk.”  As far as I am concerned with the phone call of the so called founder of Trinity River Distillery out of Plano, Texas to me recently, you and your son are not welcomed here. 

Courtesy of umazzing.com

As of July 18th, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 53,000 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. 

 
 
 

What the average Pastor does to his/her church members.

The Blessing was laid before you.
Yet you were too blinded by your own magnificence
to see the light at your very feet. 
 
You felt your knowledge was beyond
mere mortals.
Your high learning
only brought before your brain
a blindness of thought.
 
The Sender of the Blessing
lowered His head in shame of you.
Your ultimate goal of life
was to carry His name
with a great pride.
 
Now you carry a deep shame.
As each week passes
the absence of the blessing
becomes more clear to others.
 
Fingers are pointed to your back
whispers made in a hush
as you pass. 
 
The sins of your ignorance
has now become clear to others.
Let it be known
that I forgive you
as I forgive the dog
which mistakenly pisses
on my leg.
 
I forgive you
as I forgive the ant
that bits my hand.
 
By your own ignorance
you have brought us a great blessing.
In spite of your own hurtful
and ungodly nature toward me.
 
The love of my life,
has only grown more stronger.
In the loving bond we carry
in the face of the stupidity
that you so well displayed.
 
We now will be the greater guardians
in the future
of the many blessings
that have been given to us.
  
Be assured in the future
that these blessings
will never be yours again.
 
Quote by John J. RIgo, Texas’ Commentator and Poet:  “The Worse of Religious Hypocrites, can be found in Pastors, within their own churches.”
 
 
 
 
"The Abuser" A Poem by John J. Rigo

“The Abuser” A Poem by John J. Rigo

 
Commentary:  Much is said about spousal abuse, especially about husbands abusing their wives.  Rarely is addressed is a wife’s abusive behavior toward her husband, especially in the area of verbal abuse.  In my own life’s experience, nothing kills love quicker that the nasty and bitter tongue of a woman toward her man. 
 
The words were hammered blows to my heart.
A stranger would dare not speak such words to me
crushing fists would they find
quickly pounding their bodies.
The slap of the glove upon their face
to face certain death on the field of honor.
 
The answer to your acts are simple enough
you are an abuser.
Your love of God and Jesus
but a front
a lie to all.
 
Deep within your heart lies hate
pouring on one who has loved you
beyond all others.
A faithful friend
you no longer are to me.
 
I have seen your soul.
It is dark
black 
ridden with the shit of the world
upon your lips.
 
Oh where
oh where
did my love go.
 
You are without honor
heroism
or truth
in your declared love.

 

"A Review of President Obama' Lies" A Commentary by John J. Rigo.  Picture courtesy of Google Image search.

“A Review of President Obama’ Lies” A Commentary by John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google Image search.

Hove you noticed?  What is said and actually done by the Obama administration is two widely different things?  With every news conference, with every speech it seems nothing but lies and misrepresentations come from the mouth of what is now becoming classified as the “Worse President in the History of the United States.” 

Like me, have you gotten a belly full of this President, who does not have an ounce of Leadership abilities in his total body?  It is time to Impeach this President and move on to returning our Republic to the great nation we once was in the world. The first step in this process is to vote out the “entire Democratic Party” out of both Houses this November of 2014.  It will be a start in bringing sanity back to our country.

 
 
There is something wonderous about a hug.
It is a way of saying,”you are special to me.”
A step beyond the boundries of formal convention.
 
The assurance of a heart touching a heart.
A touch of comfort to calm a grieving heart.  
A cheek touching a cheek
with a kiss of greeting.
 
Whether a man to man
or woman to woman
or man to woman
or woman to man
there are no limits to showing
our love for another.
 
We are all souls in His creation
with an eternal bond between us all.
The hug is the sign of our sisterhood and brotherhood.
 
Let it not become forgotten in your life
it is precious honey to the wounds of this life
forever giving
forever loving
in the wonder of love
to us all.
 
 
"Secret picture taken of Obama saying, 'I now feel Leadership and Cunning abilities moving thru my Brain.'''  Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

“Secret picture taken of Obama saying, ‘I now feel Leadership and Cunning abilities moving thru my Brain.”’ Picture courtesy of Google Image Search.

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search.

Saying courtesy of Google Image Search.

 

Update on July 9th, 2014:  President Obama is now a loose cannon in Texas.  The goal is simple enough.  Totally open our borders to every illegal wishing to come into the United States in order to increase the Democratic base of voters in the future.  Texas which is seeing prosperity is a huge target of the Obama administration with it growth in spite of Obama.  As with the United States, Texas now has become a major target of the “dumbing down” of our state and the destruction of the Republican Party in Texas.  I for one, want my tax dollars to help the poor and disadvantaged “legal citizens” of our country.  Impeach President Obama.

 

President Obama needs to be removed from the position of Commander-in-Chief of our military and having the power to make decisions regarding National Security without consulting with Congress.  His act of trading Five Top Generals in the Taliban for what is being disclosed as a “deserter,” qualifies him for being removed from office in an impeachment Process, or at the very least removed as a “Commander-in-Chief” of the military of our country.

 

 
 
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

It is a sense of spirit
that I behold in surveying my land.
It is a spirit that I never beheld before.
 
It is the beauty of the land
stretching out before me
in endless sky
and gentle brezzes
that touch my face. 
 
I am now away from a city
I no longer love 
which only offers within itself
heart retching noise
and endless waste. 
 
My new country home is
a place called Eustace, Texas.
It is a sense of peace of spirit
that now abounds
around me each day
upon these twenty-nine acres. 
 
Welcome to East Texas
A preview and slice of heaven
of where my heart now lies. 
Image courtesy of Google Image search. Author of picture unknown.

Image courtesy of Google Image search. Author of picture unknown.

Somewhere along the way
I lost something very precious.
I am not sure when it happened.
 
I now find in my being
a major missing piece of my heart.
I have searched for this piece
along my journey.
 
 
There are many I loved.
There were many
who claimed to have
loved me.
 
A harsh reality
now confronts me.
Without Love
in its true sense.
we live in poverty
regardless of our riches.

John J. Rigo’s name on the Veterans War Memorial in Mabank, Texas

John J. Rigo’s name on Veterans War Memorial in Mabank, Texas

Commentary for July 4th, 2014:  To my fellow veterans out there, a blessed day to you and all of your loved ones this day.

As a senior, I know there is not unlimited time in my life to be in this world.  I believe we all want to leave some part of us in the world.  Something beside a tomb stone in a forgotten grave yard some place.  Perhaps the kind of grave yard where the tomb stone lays flat on the ground.  A place where machines run across huge expanses of tomb stones while mowing.

I am proud to say, there is a place marked for me.  It is a memorial of beauty in an East Texas town of Mabank, Texas.  The memorial is a salute to perhaps, some of the happinest days of my life.  It was my four years of active duty in the Air Force.  Knowing that this place exists where my name is among those who have served our country with honor, brings me a truly wonderful peace. 

 
 

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 a rolling wave 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.
 
 
 
 

 

Hobby Lobby, A Light of Hope toward the Impeachment of Obama. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google Search.

Hobby Lobby, A Light of Hope toward the Impeachment of Obama. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo. Picture courtesy of Google Search.

Yesterday evening and early this morning I looked for more info on the landmark Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and religious freedom to choose.  There was very little across the media but on a little billboard of a church in Eustace, Texas, within a few miles of our farm and ranch was posted a sign of congratulations. 

Across America, the voices of middle America cry out as one in joy at this victory against our “Dictator: President Obama.”  Are our prayers finally answered?  Is it possible we will see the end of the Obama reign by his Impeachment?  Our national prayer days prior to July 4th will sing out in one voice, “Obama Pack Your Bags.”  The American people have had a “Belly full” of you!

Ronald Regan, one of greatest Presidents.  Picture courtesy of Google Search.

Ronald Regan, one of greatest Presidents. Picture courtesy of Google Search.

 

 

Following is a uTube presentation of President Regan, our “Last Great President.”  It is worth your time to click for the download.  Our last great hope to save our Nation from “Total Destruction” over the next two and half years is to “Impeach Obama.”

Click for download for uTube presentation:  http://youtu.be/QamMXGlknD8

John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet and Commentator:

The Reblog program of WordPress is truly a wonderful tool to the die-hard, Hard-Right Republican that I am. It renders those who share my poetry and commentary blog nearing a true 53,000 hits (not made up hits by a percentage of WordPress members to basically sell their on-line goods) to share many more reasons that Obama needs to be Impeached. Our country will be completedly destroyed if Obama is alllowed to continue as the U.S. President for two and half more years. The true core of our nation in American loving citizens must insure that he does not continue his path of destruction for our Nation.

Originally posted on Kingsjester's Blog:

illegalsmarchA new poll, just published by the Pew Research Center, on American Patriotism, shows some interesting, if not expected results. Rick Moran of americanthinker.com reports that

 A new study by the Pew Research Center that breaks down liberals and conservatives into 7 different groups, finds that those who identify as “solid liberals” don’t think much of you, or America, or “honor and duty” as core values.

The finding is contained in Pew’s new “Political Typology” report, which breaks Americans down into seven different categories — rather than the usual three. Among the seven categories, “solid liberals” are the only group in which a majority say they aren’t regularly proud to be Americans.

By contrast, more than seven in 10 “steadfast conservatives” and eight in 10 “business conservatives” say they are generally proud to be Americans.

The poll also shows many liberals don’t liken themselves to your average American. Just…

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Author unknown. Courtesy of Google Image search.

Author unknown. Courtesy of Google Image search.

I deal with extreme pain each day.
I use to curse the pain
I no longer do
but rejoice
in overcoming it.
 
The pain comes from a fall
over eleven years ago
a fifteen foot fall from a ladder
into concrete
while trimming a tree.
 
The results were
a fracture in my spinal bone
three disks in my back crushed.
 
Each waking hour
of every day
is filled with constant pain
many times
to a point of agony.
 
The pain follows me
to bed at night
ever relentless
constantly disturbing
my sleep. 
 
Each morning as I awake
I rejoice in a new day
to the joy of my Lord‘s creations
and His Love for me.
 
This body but a temporary home
of the Loving spirit that my God
has created for me.
 
My thoughts each morning
turn to the Crucifixtion of my Lord.
Surely the total pain
I have felt these eleven years
would never equal the agony
He suffered in just
one day. 
 
Thank you
my Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ
for the blessings of this day.
 
I know now
a place awaits
for me with You
in eternity. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Our Vineyard "Silver Star Winery of Texas" coming into fruitation.  Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Our Vineyard “Silver Star Winery of Texas” coming into fruitation. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Log/trademark sign for Silver Star Winery of Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Log/trademark sign for Silver Star Winery of Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

 

 

 
 
Walk tenderly on my dreams
for my dreams are me
with my soul exposed.
 
Judge not
the worth of my hopes
nor the possibility of their reality. 
 
If you are without encouraging words
then seal your lips in speaking of my dreams.
 
Are we not without hope
when stripped of our dreams and aspirations?
 
Look to yourself and ask
when were your own dreams scattered against
the rocks of time?
 
Take not your anger
with yourself
against those
who still have hope.
 

Courtesy of lomography.com

 
Commentary for July 2nd, 2013:  I recently had what I thought was a kind of angel come into my life.  I quickly found out it was one those mid forties “facebook-kind-of-freaks” who did not believe in phone calls or personal contacts with people but enjoyed the diversion of e-mail and texts and that was about it, in terms of relationships.  Both my wife and I tried to reach out to her with the hand of friendship but it was to no avail.  We certainly have come into a strange society where folks live more in the twilight zone than the real world.
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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