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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

I’m Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon

The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. 
The largest, the Grand Canyon, is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 ft. deep.

It is located in Northern Texas 27 miles southeast of Amarillo. It’s a 2 hour drive from my home. I visited there 30 years ago when my parents took me to see the play “Texas”. The play takes place outdoors in the hills of the canyon during the summer months and is amazing to see. 
I’m hoping to make a return visit someday.

The Palo Duro Canyon

    God with his infinite power, millions of years ago
    In some important hour carved the Palo Duro.
    He leveled the plains around it and capped it with a rim of stone...
    Most any child can bound it, creation, that's God's own.

    In the center he placed great rocks, and springs on the mountainside...
    Then flowers and ferns and flox, and stately shading trees abide...
    He placed meandering streamlets, flowing from side to side...
    And many side canyons and inlets, controlling torrents and tide.

    Vandals may attempt to destroy God's marvelous works, divine...
    But oh, let future peoples enjoy, Palo Duro's wondrous design...
    Was there ever before such beauty, such blending of tints and hue?
    To preserve it now is man's duty...
    May he to this trust be true.

    L. Gough

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

She Danced

She Danced

She danced to forget the loss of love
She danced to remember the passion of love
She danced to lose herself in rhythm
She danced to find herself in rhyme
She danced to dry her tears
She danced to face her fears
She danced until heart and soul were healed

Blue Pueblo

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Salad is Incompatible with Life

Salad is Incompatible with Life

Yes, my waist is fifty inches -
Big for me because I'm short.
And yes, I like my cheddar cheese
When partnered with a vintage port.

Okay, okay, that double cream
Is always served with pud,
And cake and biscuits with my tea
Are just no bloody good

For my poor hardened arteries.
But see my point of view,
Please dear wifey if you please -
A Salad makes me spew!

I'd rather eat a bowl of air
Than crunch away on greens;
Drink water from the toilet bowl
Or nibble on my jeans!

But salad! Are you there?
You know it makes me snappy -
So let me fill my face with grub,
Stay fat, and die young happy!

Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009
Red Rose