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As of February 17th,2015 the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 66,000 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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As of January 21st, 2015, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 65,000 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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As of December 31st, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 64,000 plus hits.  My deepest thanks and appreciation to the WordPress family, and all those who share my spiritual poetry work, as well as my many followers in my new communities in Henderson County, Texas, Eustace, Texas, Gun Barrel City, Texas

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

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

copyright 2013 John J. Rigo: Picture taken on Northwood Shores on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on November 14th, 2013 with a Smartphone a 9:15 a.m.

copyright 2013 John J. Rigo: Picture taken on Northwood Shores on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas on November 14th, 2013 with a Smartphone a 9:15 a.m.

"A Sunrise each morning at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas,  reminds me of all the blessings the Lord has rendered me." copyright 2014 John J. Rigo. Taken January 11th, 2013.

“A Sunrise each morning at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas, reminds me of all the blessings the Lord has rendered me.” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo. Taken January 11th, 2013.

.....is never lost.  Picture courtesy of John J. Rigo copyrighted 2013. Taken December 29th, 2012.

…..is never lost. Picture courtesy of John J. Rigo copyrighted 2013. Taken December 29th, 2012.

Taken December 23rd, 2012.

Taken December 23rd, 2012.

Taken October 21st, 2012.

Taken October 21st, 2012.

View of Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas at Gun Barrel City on September 28th 2012 at 7 a.m. photo by John J. Rigo with Samsung Smart Phone

View of Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas at Gun Barrel City on September 28th 2012 at 7 a.m. photo by John J. Rigo with Samsung Smart Phone

Taken July 15th, 2012.

Taken July 15th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Taken February 25th, 2012.

Over the eight years that we have had our lake front home on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas on Northwood Shores in Gun Barrel City, Texas, I have taken and shared hundreds of pictures on my WordPress blog.  This morning, I felt this recent picture is one of the best.  Have a great and blessed day to all! I thought I would share some other additional pictures also taken over time.  What is your favorite?

Lake front picture taken on Cedar Creek lake in East Texas.  Taken November 14, 2014 at 6:49 a.m. with Samsung Smart phone, copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo

Lake front picture taken on Cedar Creek lake in East Texas. Taken November 14, 2014 at 6:49 a.m. with Samsung Smart phone, copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo

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

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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. 

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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.”
 
 
 
 

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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. 

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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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