Category Archives: Poetry & Stories


One of my most prized possessions is a tatty old book, published in 1942, called PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES. It is a compilation of poems (some by famous poets, others anonymous) essays and humorous quips. There is one poem in there, which as far as I’m concerned, is the most beautiful I’ve ever read, and […]

 A Christmas Poem

A poem for you that might bring some of you old foggys down or back to reality and something for you young foggys to think about in the future !!!!!!!!!! ‘Twas the night before Christmas at Rock-Away Rest, And all of us seniors were looking our best. Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry; […]


He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the RSL, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors […]


This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance […]


A Hug Certificate for You! This poem is very sweet. Forward this on and back. Thanks! If I could catch a rainbow I would do it just for you And share with you its beauty On the days you’re feeling blue. If I could build a mountain You could call your very own; A place […]

 Best Poem

BEST POEM IN THE WORLD I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Heaven’s door, Not by the beauty of it all, Nor the lights or its decor. But it was the folks in Heaven Who made me sputter and gasp– The thieves, the liars, the sinners, The alcoholics and the trash. There stood the […]

 Bluebells and Angels

I hear the bluebells singing in the mountains sounding like God’s heavanly angels whispering on sweet breezes. Bringing love,hope and peace to all that take the to listen. Lilies and lilacs want the sun to come out and play. but the sun wants to play peek-a-boo with the mountain Valleys. Song birds are a singing […]

 Summer Idyll

Summer in the South of France Butterflies the blue air dance Swifts and Swallows join the throng Frogs are mating all eve long Their noise a huge cacophony across the stream it reaches me Lavender blooming now of course The vines now heavier, wines sweet source Come with me and walk my path Find your […]

 A Basket of Love

This is dedicated to all Americans. On September 11, 2001 The United States of America was attacked by terrorists. In my opinion to hate is easy. To love is much harder. • Love has no boundaries. • Love is as simple as truth. • Love is eternal hope. • Love is a smile on a […]