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Bleah!

Today has been one of those days that have made me search out what ever it was I did that po'd the Creator to the extant that he blessed me with shoulder pain (bursites) whole body pain..chills etc. etc.

Pardon me but I think i'll take a day or two off and just feel sorry for myself!

I know..I know that there's thousands of people worse off than me and it's the "giving " season and all that...but...well...BAAH HUMBUG!!!..

God

that

felt

Good

For the…

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Added by Michael Johnson on December 16, 2017 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Randolph The Movie Cowboy

I do this every year at Christmas from memory when I was a child it was on the radio at that time

and we all thought they meant Randolph Scott but who knows I was about six then.

Randolph the movie cowboy had some very shiny guns

and when the bad guys saw them they all got up and run,

all of the other cowboys used to laugh and call him names

they wouldn't let poor Randolph join in any poker games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve the Sheriff came to say…

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Added by Michael Johnson on December 12, 2017 at 3:11am — No Comments

The Submariner's Prayer

THE SUBMARINER’S PRAYER

O Father, Hear our prayer to thee

For your humble servants

Beneath the sea

In the depths of oceans, as oft they stray

So far from night, so far from day

We would ask your guiding light to glow

To make their journey safe below

Please oft times grant them patient mind

Then ‘ere the darkness won’t them blind

They seek thy protection from the deep

Please grant them peace when ‘ere they sleep

Of their…

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Added by Michael Johnson on November 23, 2017 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Dennis J Banks 1937-2017

His family released this statement:

“Our father Dennis J. Banks started his journey to the spirit world at 10:10 pm on October 29, 2017.

As he took his last breaths, Minoh sang him four songs for his journey. All the family who were present prayed over him and said our individual goodbyes. Then we proudly sang him the AIM song as his final send off.

Our father will be laid to rest in his home community of Leech Lake, MN. Presiding over traditional services will be Terry…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 31, 2017 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

Johnny Cash - Crazy Old Soldier

Crazy Old Soldier

I've had fame and fortune, women come knock on my door

I've lived to the limit and maybe a little bit more

There are so many stories of how I got out of control

Some say it's a woman, some say it's my troubled soul

I'm like a crazy old solider fightin'a war on my own

Just me and the whiskey and the bottles are ten thousand strong

You'd think I'd give up as many times as I've been hit

But like a crazy old soldier, I just don? t know…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 18, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Twenty-One

"Twenty One"

Joe Pesci

Baby you're sixteen. That's not old as it may seem.

As for me I can't believe that it's true.

How a little girl who looks and talks like you,

is not mistaken more for twenty two.

Looking in your eyes it's so hard to realize,

that you're a girl who's only in her teens.

But as a woman of my world you are the one

that makes me feel I'm still twenty one.

What am I gonna do, when a young man calls for you

to take…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 18, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Changing

I remember being told once that you can't ever go home again,

well you can but not to the home you left that rainy day in 66.

November 1967

I look out the window at the rain washing down the streets of my Southern California town

and shiver at the cold 49 degree weather.

" I'm still in Vietnam" I whisper wondering if I'll really ever return from that hell hole,

it's only 10 AM and I'm already on my 3rd scotch of the day heading to 10 or more before…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 16, 2017 at 12:52am — No Comments

I. Bissell’s Ride

I. Bissell’s Ride

By Clay Perry

Listen, my children, to my epistle

Of the long, long ride of Israel Bissell,

Who outrode Paul by miles and time

But didn’t rate a poet’s rhyme.

A postman was this Israel Bissell.

Who on his horse, sped like a missile

On April nineteenth, seventy-five,

And few there are who are now alive

Who’ve read of that ride with the “Call to Arms”

Which summoned men with war’s alarms.

At Watertown where the…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 12, 2017 at 12:50am — No Comments

Ghosts of the Sun Dance

Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 1

Ghosts of the Sun Dance

1. The Path

A quest dating back through our history

Surpassing the flesh, a spiritual path

Human endurance, road to mystery

Dark trail winding through the gardens of wrath

It echoes through me, this deep ambition

Half century of miles, lifetime compressed

Much more than a race, a sacred mission

With light of hardship I hope to be blessed

To outsiders, an act of madness…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 10, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments

It Don't Mean Nothin'

173rd Airborne AShau Valley Airborne Assault

Many Vietnam Vets, frustrated, bricky hot, dirty with an ageless dirt, tired beyond physical endurance, weary to the bone, scared, skeptical of authority that had lied to them too many times before, boys who had done more than they could in good conscience do, seen more than they could bare to see, lost more than they could afford to lose, when conditions seemed impossibly unbearable, uttered these painful words that became a common…

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Added by Michael Johnson on October 8, 2017 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Ode To "Who You Callin'"

Where Oh Where did my little blog go

where oh where did it go

Was it's language severe or to scary

to appear

Oh where oh where did it go

Oh my oh me oh woe

where oh where did it go

is it playing with peers upstairs

or did someone send it below

it's content au-contraire mon frère

Oh where oh where did my little blog go

where oh where did it go

was the topic too frisky

it's photo too risky

oh where oh where-yes where…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 29, 2017 at 5:59am — 2 Comments

Boys To Braids

Local Sacto. Events

Added by Michael Johnson on September 27, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Derelict by Young Ewing Allison

AVAST! ye lubbers tis a tale below to give ye the collywobbles

perk yer ears mateys lest ye kiss the gunners' daughter

Derelict

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Engineers Dying Child Johnny Cash

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 15, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Hemingway House

I know I know I'm worried about those Hemingway six toed cats when people are suffering! BUT THATS JUST ME!

News

Hemingway House

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 10, 2017 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Land of Misery Poem by Joe Inca

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 10, 2017 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

Irma and Florida Poem by Franklin Price

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 10, 2017 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Age Is Better Rod McKuen

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…

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Added by Michael Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 12:07am — No Comments


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