Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest—
Drink and the devil had done for the rest—
The mate was fixed by the bos'n's pike,
The bos'n brained with…
Added by Michael Johnson on September 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
My wife lost a grandson yesterday and since she and her daughter do not get along she might not be able to attend the funeral or last rites, memorial etc.
Many years ago before she quit the booze she lost a child soon after birth
she still feels the guilt-the pain that her daughter must be feeling now..if only they could somehow comfort each other..only one who has lost a child can feel this pain it's different somehow from other hurts -other deaths for our children are supposed to…
Added by Michael Johnson on September 17, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
The Engineers Dying Child
A little child on a sickbed lay
And death was very near
He was the pride and the only child
Of a railroad engineer
His duty had called him from those he loved
And seeing that hope was dim
While a tear he shed to his wife, he said
Just have two lanterns trimmed"
Just hang a light when I pass tonight
Hang it where it can be seen
If the baby's dead then show the red
If he's better then show the…
Added by Michael Johnson on September 15, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
At one time a Soldier, Friend and Brother was going to set these words to music, but a war and the ensuing medical issues took it's toll so this is the results of doing it without his gift of music
The Kitties Are OK
Irma Spares Key West
9/10/2017 5:20 PM PDT
Hemingway House's Kitties are Safe After Hurricane Irma Spares Key…Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on September 10, 2017 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Land of Misery
On the eastern shore, she knocked on our door
Then drifted away to the west
She then turned north, and steadily forth
With rage upon her crest
As she gathered force, On a steady course
To a land below the sea
Too Unaware, or unprepared
For such a tragedy
Toppling of homes, the shredding of domes
of a wind that relentlessly blows
All the terrain, was flooded with rain
When the lake did overflow
And then she…Continue
Irma and Florida
By Franklin Price
9/10/2017 - 10:07 AM
We're watching several channels
To determine what's for real
Reporters on the outside,
In the wind and rain's ideal
The place now is Miami
Presentation there's the best
Storm surge rising in the streets
Wind and rain are reaching crest
Palm trees show the blowing winds
Waves rock and roll the boats
Around low lying castle homes
Are quickly rising…
Wasn't to long ago I shared about the rock painting Group I belong to in my little town..
I have seen many rocks with beautiful flowers, animals, flags, anything you could imagine.
But this morning as I checked on our group I saw a rock that grabbed my heart and embedded
itself on my soul...
Definitely painted by a man who knows the Price Paid for Our Freedoms
And the Freedoms of Others…Continue
Added by Jorgelito Hagens on September 7, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Added by Jorgelito Hagens on September 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Age Is Better
I have been young,
a fresh faced sprout,
with agile legs, a muscled arm and smile
to charm the world I went through
in a rush to get a little older, sooner.
Catching my reflection while passing past
a looking glass not long ago
I discovered I was older, even old. There was
no sudden melancholy or regret, and yet
some sadness in the wonder that it happened
while I wasn’t watching,
No pause to proudly ply the…
Added by Michael Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 12:07am — No Comments
The complete life, the perfect pattern, includes old age as well as youth and maturity. The beauty of the morning and the radiance of noon are good, but it would be a very silly person who drew the curtains and turned on the light in order to shut out the tranquillity of the evening. Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, The Summing Up…
Added by Michael Johnson on September 3, 2017 at 11:59pm — No Comments
This one's for David and Sandy until missing a curve outside Soldotna AK changed everything...
Seasons In the Sun
Goodby, Emile, my trusted friend, we've known each
other since we were nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills and trees, learned of love
and A B Cs, skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Adieu, Emile, it's hard to die when all the birds are
singing in the sky. Now that the Spring is in the air
Pretty girls are ev'rywhere. wish…
As most of you know who have followed me here on W.N. most of my life has been a battle with
substance abuse and that the A.A. program was instrumental in my recovery from alcohol.
It was not however a factor in my spiritual recovery. Over time I came to realize that what was being offered was a religious program in the guise of a spiritual program and that deference to the Christian
religion was referred to when ever God was mentioned.
This was a problem for me as the…
Added by Michael Johnson on August 30, 2017 at 2:27am — No Comments
The attached photo shows a "floating raft" of thousands of fire ants after a flood the whole colony ready and able to recolonize it's self after the waters recede...this could be in abandoned homes, debris etc.
they will attack when disturbed ..en masse.
Then there's rattlesnakes, gators and lots of other displaced animal life swimming around..Bull Sharks in the rivers...sounds like a movie plot but it's happened before. So hats off to all those heroes in Texas
it's not just…
A couple times I was hit with micro wave weapons.
It feels horrible .You can't move or anything else.
From causing earthquakes to killing wales
from brain damage to controlling emotions, to fracking ,
to chemtrails containing a reflective component aluminum.
A reminder of the amazing diversity and heritage of this land now called the "United States"…Continue
Added by Jorgelito Hagens on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Conversations With Jeshua
The book “ Your Souls Gift “ is a follow up on Robert Schwartz
book “ Your Souls Plan “. Here is a snipit of one of the many
conversations with Jeshua:
What else would you like to say to those experiencing poverty or
“ Do not despair, “ Jeshua advised. “ Even if the situation seems
bleak and hopeless, know that there is always a possibility for change.
There is always hope. Find two things in your…
Added by Chris Durbin on August 24, 2017 at 7:17am — No Comments
Thought I would share what I posted on my local pages..
Did you Kiss your Mom this morning ?
Did you tell your Dad how much you appreciate him ?
I really wonder whose talking to who and reminding Family how important they are...
In my car I have a tarp, a blanket and a first aid kit... But I am not prepared to deal with telling a Police Officer someones Loved One passed me on a curve and hit someone else or lost control of their car...causing pain and suffering for…Continue
Added by Thomas Goldenheart on August 21, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments