4th of July

Okay. Some folks have been asking where was the 4th of July holiday poem so here goes.

The 4th of July was upon us before we had a chance to think;
The year was already half way over it seemed like in a blink.
What special thing can we do this year to make the 4th complete?
We decided to do something differently, something really unique.

We got up early and made the coffee and ate some buttered toast;
“This is going to be a lot of fun today.” My wife began to boast.
We couldn’t hesitate to get started the waiting was almost a pain;
Nothing was going to stop us today not even sleet, snow or rain.

Quickly in the shower, get dressed and make the bed;
We were beside ourselves with excitement, “I can’t wait!” my wife said.
The food was in the fridge and a watermelon was getting cold;
The fireworks were going to be in the park that night so we were told.

“Are you ready?” I asked my wife as I stood by the door;
To make sure everything was off she ran through the house once more.
We both grabbed our cell phones in case anyone called;
We could tell them where we were at if we are needed at all.

We were on our way, we chatted and talked as we went;
This is going to be a lot of fun, it will be a day well spent.
Thanks to my wife’s quick fingers and thinking we made it with ease;
When we finally got there we both were very well pleased.

It was a very short trip as we quickly made our destination;
There were friends and family waiting for us in excited anticipation.
My wife and I sat quietly as we listened and looked;
This is the best 4th of July we’ve had thanks to Twitter and Facebook!


I woke up this morning the sun was shining bright,
I thanked the Lord for letting me have a peaceful and restful night;
I asked Him for His blessings and was there anything I could do,
He simply whispered in my ear, “All I want is you.”

The house was cold and drafty as I got up out of bed,
It wasn’t a house at all but a loving home instead;
I love you Lord I prayed and what would you have me do,
His voice was small and sweet as He said, “All I want is you.”

There wasn’t much in the kitchen and the cupboard was very bare,
I still thanked the Lord for it all and for His loving care;
Is there anything I prayed that you would like me to do,
Again He whispered in my ear, “All I want is you.”

I saw the beauty of God’s creation as I stepped into the yard,
I thanked the Lord for it all from the depth of my heart;
I prayed surely today there is something that you really want me to do,
He whispered in my ear again, “All I want is you.”

With all the problems I had and nothing seemed to be going my way,
I prayed Lord I owe you so much how could I ever repay;
You’ve been kind to me and my family that is so true,
He whispered to me again, “All I want is you.”

With all the troubles that surmounted they seemed to be coming in piles,
Today I feel I’ve climbed the highest mountain and walked a thousand miles;
I prayed to the Lord and thanked Him and was there anything I could do,
He simply whispered in my ear, “All I want is you.”

I lay down in bed at night and thanked the Lord for the beautiful day,
I thanked Him for all His wonderful blessings how could I ever repay;
You didn’t ask for anything from me the whole day through,
Isn’t there anything you want I ask and He quietly whispered, “Just you.”

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thess. 5:18 KJV)


Christmas is over the tree and lights are taken down,
Another birthday is behind me another new year has come around.
We’re all looking forward to this New Year,
The wife and I decided we’ll make new changes here.

A New Year’s resolution, quit a bad habit or go on a diet,
Start doing some exercises get our bodies back right.
Of course after all the bowl games is when I plan to start,
Because dieting during bowl week isn’t quiet smart.

I flip through the channels until I find ESPN,
I kick back in the recliner the wife says, “Not again.”
I feel I’m in total control with the remote in hand,
I tell her I need to know who is going to win.

I’m taking in the ball game with anticipated glee,
“I can’t believe that call! Apparently that Ref can’t see.”
The defenses are strong neither team can score,
Eventually I fall asleep, the punting has become a bore.

I wake to find that something isn’t quite right,
The wife had changed the channel thus began our first New Year’s fight.
I get mad and call her a name,
She gets mad and calls me the same.

Both of us are mad and she’s really irate,
I think as she throws the remote ‘Boy can she throw straight.’
She storms into the kitchen, I’m rubbing my head,
I lay back in the recliner and yell, “I heard what you said!”

But before the night is over and more words are said,
We’ll make up and I’ll kiss her goodnight before retiring to bed.
Yep, it’s going to be a mighty fine year, I do declare,
I’ll just hold off on my resolutions until next year.


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