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
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 nosmokeblown.com
“Will President Obama Resign or be Impeached”
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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.
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.
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Seek out this day
a stranger to you
and one who does not know you.
If they are hungry
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
Courtesy of heavenawaits.wordpress.com
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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.
Orgin unknown. Courtesy of Google search.
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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.
seem to come
Courtesy of philharras.wordpress.com
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“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.
Courtesy of nosmokeblown.com
“Can Impeachment of Obama Save the United States?”
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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.
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.
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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
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
Finally and not least
when friends asked me
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.
“Great saying on dealing with Backstabbers and Phoney Friends” courtesy of image Google search.
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“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.
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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
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.”
What the average Pastor does to his/her church members.
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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
ridden with the shit of the world
upon your lips.
did my love go.
You are without honor
in your declared love.
“The Abuser” A Poem by John J. Rigo
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“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.
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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
in the wonder of love
to us all.
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“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.
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.
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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.
Our New Logo Sign “Silver Star Winery of Texas” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo
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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
A harsh reality
now confronts me.
in its true sense.
we live in poverty
regardless of our riches.
Image courtesy of Google Image search. Author of picture unknown.
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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.
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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.
I await your return
in another day.
Courtesy of movie “Casino Royale”
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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!
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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
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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:
A 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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I deal with extreme pain each day.
I use to curse the pain
I no longer do
in overcoming it.
The pain comes from a fall
over eleven years ago
a fifteen foot fall from a ladder
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
to a point of agony.
The pain follows me
to bed at night
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
my Lord and Savior
for the blessings of this day.
I know now
a place awaits
for me with You
Author unknown. Courtesy of Google Image search.
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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.
Courtesy of lomography.com
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If I could
I would trade this moment in time
to have another chance
to be with you.
If I could
I would have made better choices
to keep you at my side.
If I could
I would have never let you go.
True love comes only once
in a lifetime.
I know that now.
If only I could.
“If I Could” a poem by Texas’ Poet John J. Rigo, Picture courtesy of Google Search
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My journey has been a long one
in the practice of my religious beliefs.
My start was born and raised as a Catholic.
I left the religion at age 22 due to a divorce
from a childhood sweetheart.
My journey continued
to the Baptist faith
the Methodist faith
the Presbyterian faith
to finally a little hole in wall
church in Tool Texas
called the “Olive Branch”
where the organizers claimed to be Messianic.
Slowly over time it was discovered
that the organizers of the church were false
to new members in their belief system.
They were actually Karaite Jews
who look upon Jesus as a fable.
In their lie to new members
it was their plan to convert
those to their religion
who came into their mist.
Through this journey
my faith in My Lord and Savior
became even stronger.
I left their church
in the road trash they were
far behind me.
I was blessed in learning
the secret to eternal life
by these experiences.
Only by giving ourselves
up entirely to the Will and Plan
of Jesus Christ for us
will we be given the blessings of this life
and the eternal life before us.
Insight: It was along this journey
that I discovered a book I did not know.
It was called the Bible.
Each Saturday my wife and I
spent an average of two hours
reading from the new and old Testament.
A book it seems the Catholic religion
never hear of when I was a young man.
Following is a reading from Psalms I (1)
that we read this past Saturday.
It speaks of the Word
I meditate on each day:
“Happy the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the
But delights in the law of the Lord
and meditates on his law day and
Courtesy of jesussaves.com
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Sometimes a tear comes to my eye.
At first I know not why.
Then it comes
the links of the past.
Moments of tenderness
that seen imprinted
forever in my soul.
It has not been with so much as one
in the links together
in a chain of life.
Some moments were of extreme sadness
some joy beyond belief
some with the surprise of a child
in discovering something.
A light ignited within me
that before, was not there.
It was just a moment
a look into the eyes of another
that said that these few seconds
were very special.
A touch unlike no other.
The tear is for the longing of such moments
and time spend
in just loving another
in those special ways
that will never go away.
“Rainbows Amidst Storms” Second Published Poetry book by John J. Rigo
Picture courtesy of google image search
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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.
Image courtesy of Google image search. Author unknown.
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Photo taken on June 21st, 2014 of Blood Bank Bus parked directly across the street from our home, running, filling the community with fumes, when it could easily be parked on opposite side of American Legion Post 310 building. Copyright by John J. Rigo 2014
Picture taken over fence of residential lot owned by American Legion 310 directly behind their main building that faces the community of Northwood Shores in Gun Barrel City. Note the lot is filled with a commercial type swing for parties, trash and cans for burning trash across the street from homes subject to catching on fire from burnings of large amounts of trash. Picture taken on June 19th, 2014 copyright by John J. Rigo 2014
Picture taken on June 19th, 2014 of illegally built commercial building on residential lot directly behind American Legion Post 310. Four years ago the city manager of Gun Barrel City promised to move it…he never did. This structure which is an eyesore was built directly across the street from our home. During summer it is used as a club house for a motorcycle group who stay in building and drink outside of building from beer purchased from Legion Post. Copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo
There is no doubt that in the eight years we have lived across the street of American Legion 310 in Gun Barrel City, Texas, they truly are the worse neighbors any community can have in the state of Texas. Pictures taken today and over the last few days proves this statement out. I myself, as an Honorably Discharged Air Force Veteran of four years of active duty to my country am totally ashamed that such an organization calls itself a non-profit serving prior military veterans. Check out the pictures and notations below each picture.
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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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Father’s Day was not a good day for me.
Memories of my own Father were not good.
He was an abusive drunk throughout my childhood.
As far as my own Fathering experience
I was a Father for fourteen years
to three step-children no one wanted.
I raised these three children thru
four and five years in college educations
for two of them while the other
was a total lost with his brain fried by drugs.
The Fathers’ of these three children
basically abandoned them as young children.
There was no child support from their two Fathers.
When I divorced their Mother
the three gave me the finger.
Taking on raising step-children
was a joyless job.
To the children of other friends
that I gave unselfishly my time and money.
Never did I hear from them
this past Father’s Day.
As far as I am concerned
Father’s Day is just anothr day
that should be struck from the books.
Saying courtesy of Google Image Search. “Father’s Day means Nothing to Me.”
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Four years ago it was a visit to the Carrol Clinic in Dallas.
My back and hip had been hurting me for some time.
The findings were not good.
A Class Four hip.
A crack in my spine bone.
Two disks in my spine fused together.
I knew when it happened.
A fall over ten years ago while attempting to trim a tree
in our front yard.
The fall at that time resulted in nine staples in my head
and eventual surgery on my knee.
The other injuries laid in wait.
My future in enjoying the rest of my life was in doubt
with the activities I enjoyed so much in my past.
My mind went back to Cooperstown in upstate New York.
I was sixteen and working the summer on a dairy farm.
It was part of the “Fresh Air Program” of New York City for young men.
I remembered the rolling hay wagon.
Throwing ninety pound bales of hay
eight tiers high on the wagon.
I remembered the muscles in my arms
my strong thin waist
with a tan equal to a black man.
We worked hard that Summer.
It was the “Haying Season.”
The work went fourteen hours a day
seven days a week for two and half months.
Looking back now
I now realize how really happy I was
each of those summer days in Cooperstown.
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As I approach the twilight time of my life
the answer has come to an important question.
The question deals with the pain, the suffering, the depression
that we all must deal with
in our elder years.
Why should our minds
or our physical bodies deteriorate in such a way?
In tearful recall of our youth
is that all we are left with?
I thought of Jesus
my Lord and Savior
I thought of His suffering before His death.
There is much about this world that can bring
happiness and blessings.
There are many things that our physical bodies
wish not to depart from in this world.
Whether it be the beauty created by our God
or the love connections
that are so important to us.
Could our suffering be but a gift from our Lord?
A way to make the release easier from this physical world?
Perhaps in the suffering is the blessing
in knowing we are going to
a far happier place in our eternity.
Courtesy of jesussaves.com
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I broke your heart.
I know when the deed was done.
I knew then
as I know now
I was in love with you.
More afraid of failure
than giving myself to you.
I still can hear in my soul
the sound of your tears
on the tape from that day.
Two hours of tears and screaming
my name in agony.
I was the center of your agony
in my rejection of your love.
It has been thirty-four years
since that day.
A week never goes by
that my thoughts turn to you.
In my being
I now know
that the joy I knew with you then
will come again in my death
and hopefully with it
the joy of heaven.
If you are reading this
at this very moment
know this is one
who will always love you.
Courtesy of Google Search….author unknown
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Of all memories
that we try most to forget
is a first love.
Till now I had tried to do the same
but today those memories returned.
I never hear from her again.
It was 1964 when we divorced.
Today she will be 69.
The light of youth
has long left her eyes.
Know Linda Faye Smith
that wherever you may be this date.
I now think of you often.
A first love buried deep in the heart
truly never fades for long
in loves’ memory.
We were both like children when we met.
She was sixteen and I was seventeen.
It was my first pass in basic training
in the Air Force in Happy, Texas.
It was jet boat races that weekend
at this lake in Happy when my eyes
met her for the first time.
It was a magical moment
our bus was pulling out
as we exchanged addresses
thru the bus window.
We married two years latter.
She eighteen and I turned nineteen
a newly promoted buck sergeant
in the Air Force.
She was a virgin
on our wedding night.
The true gift of love
that any woman
can give a man.
We were together a year
before I got my orders
to go overseas for a year.
It was a heartbreak
to us both for it was
an isolated tour area
in the military
I was sent to.
A year latter
my fear in starting
a family while attempting
to establish stability in our lives.
I guess now that I look down that road.
A long road of many years since those days
I now realize that a first love never leaves the heart.
Courtesy of jillmariemasibag.wordpress.com
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I closed my eyes:
The after-image of her was printed on the backside of my mind
the look of her neck bent backward
That beautiful curve from her neck
to the tip of her breast.
There was a hint of sunrise
upon the horizon of her smile.
As a spirit I loved her
unaware of my own physical feelings.
It seemed I could not satisfy my need
to give her my love.
The flow seemed forever.
From moment to moment I explored her
no part untouched
There was no shame in loving her.
We were eternal spirits
reunited in the flesh of our eternity.
I opened my eyes:
I am haunted by her
for the image remains.
Courtesy of fineart.com
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