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My new home for five days. Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet

My new home for five days. Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Poet

Found myself checked into a Kaufman County hospital under the Texas Presterian chain of hospitals yesterday afternoon.  It is pemounia.  Hopefully in five days I hope I will be home again.  It takes something like this to  realize that one is destructable.

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

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

Proposed Cover for my third non-profit poetry book.

Proposed Cover for my third non-profit poetry book.

There are crosses

across the plains

of my life.

 

Each cross

a friend

a past love

a step-child

an ex-wife.

 

Memories of them

will always be with me.

The path of coming death

do I also walk.

 

Thank you Jesus

for rendering the love

of these souls

on the path

that I walk.

 

I know we shall

all met again

in the glory

in the joy

before us all.

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Within the seeds of humor from this Saturday Night Live beginning program (click link below this commentary; be patient, the video takes about three minutes to download) lies the truth.  That truth is that President Obama has done more than any one individual in the history of the United States in destroying the very foundations of what made the United States the greatest free nation on the planet.

There is only one hope and prayer for the United States of America.  That hope and prayer is that our country will have the strength and courage to remove President Obama from office as President of the United States. 

VIDEO: SNL – 60 Minutes with Obama – “Did you know that ‘I’ Stands For Islamic?”.

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Singing in the rain

Singing in the rain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singin' in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
"Dancing in the Rain" by John J. Rigo, picture courtesy of tumblr.com

“Dancing in the Rain” by John J. Rigo, picture courtesy of tumblr.com

I am singing in the rain with you.
Our feet dancing between the rain drops.
Our cares belong to tomorrow.
Our hands clenched while skipping over puddles.
 
Just singing in the rain together.
This is truly what love is all about.
You and me together
with glistening raindrops
upon our laughing faces.
 
This is our moment of our love together
just singing and dancing
in the rain together.  

  

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A bright blue sky day.
Water with a spray of diamonds.
Rays of warmth upon my face.
 
You at my side
with that special smile
that I love above all expressions
that pass over your face each day.
 
Let us hold this close to us
in what seems not enough time for
just the two of us.
 
Cherish this day
love this day
with all we have.
 
For we will never know
how many
if any
of these days are before us.
 
We have each other
with our love for one another.
What could be worth
more than just this day?

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

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

I awoke this morning with a spirit of bitter lonilness upon me.

It was a chill of my heart I could not explain.

It was a reality check that came upon me.

 

A realization that the joys of my youth would never be recaptured again.

I would not know the beauty of a kiss in youthful passion again.

That feeling of oneness with another that binds us to happiness.

 

Is it the creeping years that makes me feel such this day.

Hard as I try to reach back to other times when I felt such

I come up with hollow hands.

 

Let this day pass quickly.

I am afraid there will many more like this.

Still I pray and hope

sparks of the past

will return again tomorrow

to give me another chance at happiness.
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Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery in East Texas copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Our vineyard project was moving along beautifully on February 20th, 2015, prior to the great rains we have received since then in the Cedar Creek Lake area of East Texas with the placement of trellises for our future vineyard.  A neighbor came into the property “Curiousity Seeking” that afternoon.  He is the owner of ten acres in the area.  

The neighbor’s comment on entering our open security gate was, “The community is in an uproar as to what is going on here!”  I guess he and his friends never seen the beginnings of a vineyard before Lol. When it comes to bottled wine, have no doubt they never drank any wine above “Thunderbird.”

Another great lesson learned, “the old neighbor helping neighbors is a thing of the past in the country these days.”  If you fall asleep at the wheel you will quickly find your wallet weighing less with advice from these folks!

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