Poems

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Happy Birthday Allen

by FirstUCC

reprinted from Allen’s poetry folder Last year I claimed this month as mine nobody else could have it because of that fantastic day What happened? Well, let’s name it. I had a birthday, one of many, the number’s way too big. I start in counting, then forget, I have to scratch “my wig.” So’I’ve decided […]

Time to Retire

by FirstUCC

Your poet has decided that it’s time to take a rest. Your comments all have made me feel as though I have been blest. But lately, it just seems to be a really daunting task. I feel, at times, I’m hiding here behind a “smiling mask.” At last count, it’s been forty-plus. I really am […]

Wow!!

by FirstUCC

At eighty-six, don’t need a fix To get me up and movin’. Though, there are times, I will admit, I just don’t feel “like groovin’. So, I’ll just sit, relax a bit, And watch the world go by. Sometimes it’s only strolling, Sometimes it really flies. But either way, I know His hand Is firmly […]

Alleluia – Christ Has Risen

by FirstUCC

This is the month of mixed emotions, crucifixion, resurrection! The first filled us with sorrows deep, so upset we scarce can sleep. What caused the mob to get so riled, to hear their leaders so defiled. He spoke against the ruling class, causing anger in the mass. Remember back in days of old, segregation ruled […]

Thank You God

by FirstUCC

At last the cold, cold winterʼs gone The snow, melted away, So we can just sit back and Reminisce about our days. We gaze around, and wonder At the marvels He has wrought, Of new life blooming everywhere, things that just can not be bought. A budding bush, a blossom bright, No artist ever will Create […]

It’s That Time of Year Again

by FirstUCC

Last year I claimed this month as mine nobody else could have it because of that fantastic day What happened? Well, let’s name it. I had a birthday, one of many, the number’s way to big. I start in counting, then forget, I have to scratch “my wig.” So’I’ve decided that there’ll be no more […]

January 2015

by FirstUCC

My word, can you believe, another year has just flown by? It’s time, again, for every one to pray to Him on high! Reach out to someone whom you think has done you grievous wrong. Extend the hand of love and welcome, greet them with a song. It may confuse them, make them wonder “maybe […]

A Birthday

by FirstUCC

Birthdays come but once a year with lots of celebration. But there’s one birthday honored in every land and nation. The parents were a carpenter and his humble, loving wife, who worshiped God devoutly throughout their quiet life. No fancy med facilities, no doctors standing by. A simple straw-filled manger, guardian angels in the sky. […]

October comes but once a year…

by FirstUCC

October comes but once a year, Just look around, by gosh, it here! Leaves are changing, days are cool. moms relax (?) while kids at school. Looking back on summer days, what did we do to while away the long, long hours of fun and play, we took time off and went away. Some went […]

September Again

by FirstUCC

I ventured into church one morn and sat behind the Hackers. I wasn’t doing anything I felt just like a slacker. So when I met with Pastor Rich I asked “what can I do to make this church my home, and try to be a part of you?” Our children come to Bible School to […]