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Courtesy of umazzing.com

As of October 31st, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 62,000 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. 

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A heart is a terrible thing to waste.
If one comes to you with this offering
do not scoff too quickly.
 
Love is a precious gift.
It is precious to the one who gives love
and very precious to the one who receives it.
 
Do not be hardened to this gift.
Accept this gift with kindness
and tenderness.
 
Love is the joy of life.
Love is the light of life.
Love is the soul of life.
 
Be thankful and gentle
in the receiving of love
even if this love
is not the love you seek.
 
Remember one day
you will be judged as a human.
You will be judged to the degree that you loved.
 
More importantly
how kindly you received love.
Love in its many forms
is God showing
His face to us.
A heart is a terrible thing to waste. 

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“Go Down With Obama” copyright 2011 John J. Rigo, upcoming book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”

“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 
 

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Suppose there is a place like heaven
would you have the right to be there?
 
Would your life be an example to others?
Would you demonstrate passion
and love to others in your life?
 
Would you put the happiness of others
above yourself?
Would every secret thought in your heart
be one you would be proud to share with others?
 
Would you be the kind of human
who would bring pride
and love from your creator?
 
Suppose there is a place like heaven
would you have the right to be there?
 
Would you be
an example of Love
Tolerance
and Forgiveness toward others?
 
Suppose there is a place like heaven
would you have the right to be there?

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Image courtesy of Google image search. Author unknown.

Image courtesy of Google image search. Author unknown.

I know you find my poetry boring.
Like many you are a leaf counter.
You never see the beauty of the trees
or the magic of the forrest.
 
I do know there are many who have found
the answer in the words of my God-given work.
To those who shared their discoveries in the work
“Thank You.”
 

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Courtesy of umazzing.com

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves
is to learn to love ourselves.
In loving ourselves
we realize that the premise that we must love another
such as ourselves is not part of the growth
that is part of our eternity.
 
In loving ourselves
we are no longer open to the qualities of others
in their own personal failures in loving themselves.
 
In this way
in the path of eternity
that we all walk
all those we will met
will then be complete unto themselves
as we have also become.

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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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She stood naked before me in the bathroom.
Before me I can see her beauty
amidst the scars of her two battles.
 
Breast cancer
twice in a ten year period.
 
Her left breast was twisted almost inward.
The scar under her arm pit made her nipple
bend inward toward her chest wall.
 
Upon her right breast the burn was clearly seen.
It was where six weeks of radiation were done
in one week. 
 
The right side was caved inward in this area of burn.
Her nipple stood straight high and proud on this breast. 
This was the breast that the doctor suggested
that she also have chemo due to her second bout.
 
Her hair had long grown back from this terror
of a heart-wrenching attack on her entire body.
 
As she smiled at me
and kissed the top of my head.
 
I thanked my Lord
for putting this beautiful
and strong woman
in my life.   

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Commentary of October 10th, 2014:  My apology to my Followers.  October is Cancer Awareness Month and I am late in my postings of poetry work on the subject.  My Bride and beautiful wife is a “Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor.”   She now is Cancer Free for Six years now.  The following poem is one I wrote when we were in the mist of her second bout.
 
I could see the sadness in her eyes
as each chunk of her golden hair came forth in her hand.
She placed her once shining, golden flax into a plastic bag
to be reminded of the beauty of her hair.
 
Her hair stylist assured her that baking soda
washed gently in her hair would prevent
the falling of her hair from her scalp.
 
In giving her this suggestion
the stylist refused to cut her hair shorter
in order to make her lost easier to bear.
The stylist was wrong.
 
Bear witness to the shining and blotched scalp
where beautiful golden hair once resided.
Nightmares of her past returned to her.
 
Remembrance of a childhood ring worm of her head
returned to haunt her again
of laughing classmates
finger-pointing to stocking capped head.
 
The Spector of Death upon a black chair
drove her to the decision
to move forward to this dreaded treatment.
 
Was the fear real
or made to fill the pockets of her doctors?
Payments for the Rolls convertible that sat
shiny and pale green in the doctor’s slot
of the cancer treatment center.
 
A large cow-like-barn room
where milking looking machines of death
pumped their questionable medicine into their hosts.
 
A winged angel of slow death
masked as an Angel of Life
to claim another possible victim
in its green flow of money from perhaps
its victims?
 
Dear God,
please protect
the one I love so dearly
from this possible
self-inflicted treatment.

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"Cash Reward for information" five pellet shots in windowns of our commercial building for sale in McKinney, Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

“Cash Reward for information” five pellet shots in windowns of our commercial building for sale in McKinney, Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Yesterday, October 8th, 2014 upon arriving at our office building for sale on 914 South McDonald Street in McKinney, Texas, we found that someone had shot five hi-impact pellet gun shots into the windows of our building.  The five shots were fired into two art deco windows closely spaced.  Seeing the damage was both heart-breaking and sad for us.  The building was our office for over twenty-eight years where my wife served others as Linda Terry State Farm Insurance. 

Why anyone would harm our building which is a landmark in McKinney from 50’s we have no idea.  In the forty years I have lived in McKinney prior to moving to East Texas, both my wife and I have done nothing but “Give to the community, it’s poor, its homeless,” which can be found in the massive remodeling of the New Samaritan Inn under our direction in 2005 and from our own funds.

The damage comes to about $700 to replace both windows.  The damage is not covered by any insurance.  The crime has duly been reported to the McKinney Police Department. The shots were fired between Tuesday afternoon of last week and yesterday at 11 a.m. yesterday.  We are offering a $300 cash reward to anyone who can identify who committed this crime with their ultimate arrest and conviction.  Contact John J. Rigo at 469-450-4144 or e-mail at texascommentator@hotmail.com 

 

 

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