2011





Love lives here!



My God Who

My god who is in heaven
How wise and forgiving you are:
From your throne, hidden by
The stars at night and the sun
In the day; you still find the
Time to light my way.

My god who lives and
Works through me
How loving and forgiving you are
Through my heart, hidden by
The flesh and worldly, you
Nurture my soul, and gently
Move me closer to my star.

My god who holds the keys
To life and death in his hands
And the keys to all good things
How barren my life would be
How empty my soul would be
Without you who sent your son
to live and die for me ~

My God! My God! Who knew me
before I was born, I give thanks
to thee... for sending your son
Jesus to walk through life with me.

[8:35 am, January 15, 2011]







That's Americans

A bit of good and bad thrown together
in the melting pot of this great land...
That's Americans......

A mixture of blood representing every land...
That's Americans......

A mixture of yesterdays high ideas
mixed in with tomorrow's dreams....
That's Americans...

A peace loving people, one and all
united we stand divided we fall...
That's Americans.......

Over the years that have come on gone
Many have left country and home
to fight wars in foreign lands...to plant
seeds of liberty with their American hands.

'Give me liberty or give me death' is now
another's cry from across the sea......

But...

For as long as an American breathes
there will be a champion of his liberty.

[Written by Janice Sanford- August 8, 2011]
By JanSanford61
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A Day

A day is what surrounds
the moment I am in
A day has within it moments past
and moments that have not been.

A day contains memories of old
and hopes anew.
A day gives to me a moment at a time
to get through.

The day is tomorrow's moments
untouched
except for the moment I enter in
and leave behind
never to enter again.....

By JanSanford61
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Precious Loans

There comes a time in every life
when the death of a loved one
leaves the heart broken.....

Some say in time ones heart
will mend.... the loss will get
easier to bear......

I am here to tell you my friend
that the death of a loved one
leaves its own kind of pain...

and its the kind that time can't
mend.

One can learn to look at the
empty chair ...
without bursting into tears....

..and with the passing years
one can learn to smile
while walking life's lonely miles.

But losing someone dear can
teach us to treasure the loved
ones standing next to us-

if we can only grasp, and believe
with all our heart.... that

None will be left behind-

None live forever

We are all passing through
on our way back to heaven

Where our loved ones will
gather at the gates to heaven
with outreached arms-to welcome
us in.....

At heaven's gate you wait for me
Angels of my own
To hug and squeeze me tight
and welcome me home....

Until we meet again, with faith,
in the shadows of your memories
I shall never cease to thank God
for His precious loans.


By JanSanford61
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Jan's Thoughts on Friendship

When every man learns the value
of life, friendship and honesty
When every heart is filled with
love anew.......
When every thought turns toward
the right and leaves the wrong behind

When every human learns to value
humanity-liars will cease to be and
will flee ...
in the face of truth and honesty.

For even the liar seeks truth
Just as the loveless seek to know love
in the face of defeat.

Why add to life a lie to cloud ones way
when honesty and truth in others
is what one seeks.

There is something about a lie that eats
away at the soul of the liar....

If one seeks honesty with an honest heart
from honesty his lips will not depart.

My biggest disappointments in life came
from the lips of deceit ......

The best way to make a friend is to be a friend.
The best way to keep a friend is to stay a friend....

Friendship is a product of the heart.

By JanSanford61
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A Minute of Silence

The United States of America's mother
Country had its own kings and queens.......
And from the country on the other side of the
sea came the American dream.

The King and Queen of Norway wept openly today,
as an Americans I must ask myself
When the tributes was held where was the USA?

It cost nothing to show the rest of the world
that Americans,

A nation of people who lost thousands from a terrorist attack
from within,

Still processes enough heart to feel shock and compassion
for the tragedy that struck Norway

And a nation of people thousands of miles away..

A minute of silence......................

from an American.

By JanSanford61
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Don't Look Back

Don't look back to yesterdays
that caused you hurt and pain
be thankful for the day
and the wisdom gained.

Don't look back to yesterday's
trying times; those times that tested your
faith beyond some's comprehension;
those times that broke your heart; and
those times that tested you deep down
in your soul.

Don't look back to yesterdays
that caused you hurt and pain
be thankful for the day
and the wisdom gained.

Don't look back to yesterdays, with sorrow
Look ahead to the better times
that await you in tomorrow.


By JanSanford61
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Memories of You

My Dearest Love, as I sit here alone
thinking of you, and years long gone,
I turn out the light and turn memories
of you on.

I remember the way you looked
at me when you thought I wasn't looking
I remember the love I saw in your eyes.

I remember your feel as you reached
out to touch me just to tell me how much
you loved me...and how your touch burned
into the heart of me.

I remember everything about you that in
the night time of my life lit up my world.

Your smile, knowing I wanted you so
Your laughter still rings in my ear.

I remember, above all else , our love
and what it felt like having you as the
other half of me.

My Dearest Love, as I sit here alone
thinking of you, and years long gone,
I turn out the light and turn memories
of you on.

And watching a candle burn, I can still
see your face looking at me through its
flame, and my heart aches for you, knowing,
when the candle burns out, I will be alone
with just your memory again.

By JanSanford61
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The Circle of my Life

From my mother's womb
I begin my journey around
the circle of life...

I rolled with the falls
enduring life's strife...

I stumbled on the little
things life placed in my way
to cause me tears
on the sunniest day.

Blindly I walked the path
my faith lay for me...
Often alone except for
Jesus who walked the path
with me.

The circle of life that
belongs to me
begin in heaven the
moment I came to be.

When my circle of life
is complete
I will stand at the gates
to Heaven, where yesterdays
and tomorrows meet.


By JanSanford61
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Some Things

Some things are not meant to be
tho we would have things our way
Life is a mystery
that unfolds day by day.

Some things are meant to be
like the birth of a child
who gives us all the love
in their heart one day,
and on another day
takes some of that love
away to give to another.

Some things just happen
when life gets out of control
and we lose our way
that leaves us in wonder
at what can happen in just
one day.

Some things just happen
along life's way
but nothing happens without
purpose they say.

Some things that happen
along life's way
just serve to make us stronger
so we can survive another day.

Some things are not meant to be
tho we would have things our way
Life is a mystery
that unfolds day by day.

By JanSanford61
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My Regrets

I regret every precious moment wasted in self-pity
I regret every unkind word that ever left me
I regret not using my life time more unselfishly
I regret the times I could have held a loved one
close but did not......
I regret not living my life with more heart
I regret many things done and said in yesteryear
I regret causing my loved ones' tears.

But most of all, I regret that I cannot go back
and make a lifetime of mistakes disappear.


By JanSanford61
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Rose of My Dreams

When I lay down at night
in my empty bed alone
I sleep with you in my
dreams until the night
is gone.

The peace I seek
comes from thee
The one who shares
this dream with me...

Tho we have never
spoken; nor have
our eyes ever met.....

I know you crave
the beauty that
lays with love just
beyond your reach

And yearn for the dream
to soon come true
Just as I do...my love
Just as I do.

Until we are together
I shall dream of you
and how beautiful life
would be...if our dreams
came true and you shared
true love with me.

You are the rose of my
dreams that drinks in the
rain of my unfulfilled love.

My love, I wait for you
to make my dream come
true, in life's river of dreams,
I share my love with you.


By JanSanford61
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USA Has My Heart

The USA has my heart
of all nations here on earth

Born from the dreams of men
whose deeds and actions
gave her worth....

Born from the sweat of
the first Americans

Nurtured with the blood
of the pioneers who toiled
that future Americans might
prosper in the coming years.

Made stronger by the grace
of the first Americans' god who
shined his light on the USA
That all Americans might
worship in his or her own way.

The USA has my heart
of all nations here on earth

Born from the dreams of men
whose deeds and actions
gave her worth....

One nation under God
was the USA's beginning
And this American has no doubt
One nation under God is destined
to be America's end.

Long may her colors fly!

By JanSanford61
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In My Heart

When the years
finds me gray and old
I will still love you and
remember a love more
precious than silver and
gold.

My heart still belongs to
only you
Tho the years fade into
yesterday...
And in life we parted ways
I still love you for loving me
when I needed love to
help me through the days.


There is a place in my heart
that belongs to only you.....
Together or apart
the love we shared lives on
in my heart.

I love you more today than
yesterday....and there is no
doubt in my heart or mind
that I shall love you
more every day, until the
end of time.

By JanSanford61
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Less Time Left

There are so many yesterdays
and a little less left of tomorrow.
So many memories
filled with happiness and sorrow, and
a little less time left to reach for your
dreams.

Worry not, of what will be tomorrow
Live the day with heart
live to the fullest the day....Savor the
moments that ,much to soon, fade into
memories of yesterday.

Once time is gone from your life-its
gone....There is no going back ...
And once you have lived your life,
there will be no more time left for you
to borrow.

By JanSanford61
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Enemy of Liberty

The time has come
for Americans to stand
against aggression
that stems from within....

Time to weed out the
freedom suckers
who drain the life from
the principals and the
idea of 'equality among men'
Americans have fought so
hard to defend......

Wake up America
the enemies of liberty for all
are no longer knockin on
your door....
they are now
working from within..

What started out innocent
enough and made itself
appear it was made of the
right stuff...is nothing
like we thought it to be
it stands today the biggest threat
to our liberty.
and if we don't get out from
under its threat
It will suck the life from
the liberty tree...

The United Nations is not an event,
The United Nations didn't just occur.
The United Nations is an organization
that was put into operation
to suck liberty from every freedom
loving nation.

Get us out of the UN
the take over of the world
has already begin.

No longer can we set back and
enjoy liberty without putting
safeguards in place to protect
the liberty tree.....

No longer can our soldiers fight
aggression on their own
they need some help from home..
or the day will come my fellow
Americans we will all be thrown
into a war in which we are forced
to fight our own, again.

Wake up America
the enemies of liberty for all
are no longer knockin on
your door....
They are now
working from within..

Get us out of the UN!
The take over of the world
has already begin.

By JanSanford61
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My Dear Country

My dear Country...
For two hundred thirty five years you
have led the way to liberty's door
and welcomed millions to your shore.

You have stood a beacon of hope
A land where dreams come true
For millions and millions more

Since the First Americans proclaimed
Their independence over two hundred
Years ago.

You have nurtured the hearts and
Souls of Americans young and old
And your splendor in a world gone
A stray- has never lost its glow.

Your spacious sky, purple mountains,
And shining seas are still there to
Remind us of those brave Americans
Who put the cause of liberty and justice
First.

My dear country......
Under your banner of red, white, and
Blue, slaves were set free.
And women gained equal rights to liberty.

In the light of Lady Liberty strangers
Have adopted you as their own country
And swore to defend you at any cost
To die for you if need be.

Tho you my dear country are not
Perfect in every way you are still the land
Of our Forefathers; the land Americans
Poured their blood, sweat, tears, and
Prayers into, to build you up so grand.

Americans cherish the liberty we
Possess every night and day....
And in out American hearts we know
There is no other country in the world
Like the USA.

Let every American stand to honor this
Great land this fourth of July,
As old Glory ripples in the sky
And once more determine ourselves to
Keep America free....
As we gather together to stand proudly
In remembrance of those who gave so
Much to grow for us the Liberty Tree.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA!!!!


By JanSanford61
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Living Alone With You

Lord, It is another one of those days
my heart turns to you, to light my way.

There are so many things I think on
everyday...... most of the time the
things I think on are of time that have
come and gone.

Well, Lord, You know I have lived alone
except for your presents in my life...
For almost a year......don't get me wrong

If I had to choose between supping with
you and going back to where I was in life
I would still choose you and living alone.

But. To say I don't miss having someone
to hold me when I cry, would be a lie.

Some of my loneliest times has been when
I cry.......

And I have cried a lot in my life
time...you and me both know that...

If not for you Lord, life would be unbearable
when I lay down at night ,it is your promise
never to leave me alone that I cling to...so
tight.

I have given up much in this world, following
you.... but you have always been there to help
me understand, and help me through.

Lord Jesus, you are my calm times; my peaceful
times...

It is my faith in God, through you [my friend and
savior] when I am alone......
that gives me the strength and the courage to
journey on.

By JanSanford61
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My Heart

Like the day
that needs the sun
to light its way.......

My heart needs to feel
your love every day...

Like the moon that
needs the night to
shine in.......

My heart needs your
love to bathe in.

Like the rainbow
after the rain

My heart needs your
love to make me whole
again.

By JanSanford61
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Laughter is Good for the Soul

Laughter is good for the soul
Laughter is good for the young and the old

Laughter is good anytime night or day
a good laugh has the power to put
a smile on the saddest face..........

Take, for instance, the kitty eating
the watermelon
who could look at such a sight
and not be moved to laughter
and sheer delight?

By JanSanford61
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TO MY STARLITE FRIENDS

'T' went over to shake the hand of 'O'
'M' held 'Y' by the toe
'S' saw 'T' flirting with 'A'
'R' stole 'L' from ''I
and made 'T' cry
just as 'E' passed by

'F' told 'R' not to go to far
'I' wanted to catch up with 'E'
To see if 'N' could help 'D'
find 'S' who was lost as could be.

TO MY STARLITE FRIENDS
May the sun dry the tears
that fall your way,
and may love and friends
be plentiful throughout your day.

By JanSanford61
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Surrender

When the final good bye
brings tears to the eye...
there is no easy way to
surrender to heaven,
the love of one's life.

Only through faith can
the heart survive,
And love possess the
power to remind the
morning heart........ that
ones love never dies.

By JanSanford61
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The Future's Foundation

Be thankful for the
day for it contains
what we carry into
our tomorrow.
be it happiness or
be it sorrow.

Today is what the
future is built upon..
fill the moment with love
before the day is gone.

Reach out to those
closest to your heart
before the day is but
a memory of what
might have been.

cherish each moment
you are in
fill each moment
with those you
love....
that in tomorrow
you might again
find them.

What lay in the past
are the things of
yesterday.....

If you are to truly
be happy in the new day
fill the moments with love
be thankful ,and let them lay
as the moments fade into
yesterday.

By JanSanford61
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T'is Fear

T'is fear that keeps
a broken heart from
mending....

T'is fear that Keeps
happier times at bay.....

T'is fear that keeps
pushing love away.

Fear of loving and losing
again.....

Fear of the heart going
to where it has already
been.

Fear of reaching
out and being pushed
away again.

T'is fear of another
broken heart
That keeps old
lovers far apart.


By JanSanford61
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God's Will

I have followed the path God lay before me
And in his hands many times fallen asleep.

I have reached up to heaven in my time of need
And ate manner from God's golden streets.

I have cried tears of anguish and total despair
And felt the love of God everywhere.

I have eaten from life's tree
Tasted the bitter with the sweet....

I have saw the night and felt the sun
Knowing ,always in my heart, that
God's will will be done.


By JanSanford61
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Keep Your Shield of Faith Raised High

Faith that fails one is not faith...

To have faith is to have no doubt...

To lose faith is impossible...

One cannot lose faith.

I will take faith over medicine
any day.

A lesson I learnt along life's
highway.

Once I lowered my shield of faith
instead of trusting in God
I placed my trust men.....

And have paid for my misplaced trust
Time and time again.

I put the care of my newborn son
in doctors' hands.

Now, over thirty years later
I live with what I done
over and over again.

I lowered my shield of faith just
low enough to let the devil in.

The things they done to
my baby in the name of
medicine was and continues
to be a sin.

I put my son's life
back in God's hands
and he awakens there
everyday...

I can't undo, what my
choices led too,
I have no power to take
the thirty cysts from his brain,
I cannot heal the damaged lungs
or mend the hole in his heart..

But. I can accept the blame
for lowering my shield of faith
just enough to let the devil in,

And I can ask God to have his way....
Knowing now how many
miracles have been done in his
name....

And I can promise God
I will keep my shield of faith
high enough to let him in.

My son is a walking miracle today
because my son never lost faith in God
And God never lost sight of him.


By JanSanford61
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The Unwanted Letter

They sat there on the doorstep reading a letter. It was a letter and they were reading about the death of their son. It was the most heartbreaking letter they had ever read. They had prayed that this letter would never come. They looked at each other with sadness and tears in their eyes. They had looked forward to their son coming home alive. Now he was dead. And they sat there, holding each other, crying over the loss of their son the soldier who in death as in life continued to make them proud.

God Bless America!

By JanSanford61
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Soldier

Soldier standing Tall
one and all

From morning to dusk
from dusk to dawn
A soldier's job goes on
and on.

Doing what a soldier must do
to insure peace for me
and you.

Called names by those
who don't understand
what it takes to keep
Freedom in this great
land.

Soldier standing tall
on land, on sea
In the air, unselfishly.

Soldier standing tall
for all eternity

In the hearts
of all touched by the
soldier's efforts in the
name of world peace.

In the memory
of Americans who know
Our freedom was not free.

By JanSanford61
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Just some thoughts

Once a thing is changed
It can never be the same.

It is not love that hurts
It is weaknesses within
ones own self.

Mistakes are made by choice.

A problem won't get solved
by denying it exists.

The trick to being happy
is learning to be happy
in the day.

Yesterday's tears belong
to yesterday.

Strive not to be happy
for the sake of others....
strive first to be happy for
yourself.

Forgiveness is a double
edged sword.

Life always comes to full circle.

Someone who will hurt one once
is already capable of hurting them twice.

Follow your heart in all things
and love will make a way.

By JanSanford61
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Glow

To light the way for another
is to brighten the glow
in ones own world.

By JanSanford61
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Thank You, Starlite Friends

I am not good at
letting friends know
the part they play
in my life's glow.

I often forget to reply
when I owe a thank you

And sometimes I don't get
around to doing things
I should do.

Since, I owe a thank you
to so many, I want to
take a moment or two
to let each of you know:

You are very special
always in my heart
adding to my life's glow.

For this I truly thank you,
and wish you each love
and happiness.....
your whole life through.

By JanSanford61
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Inscribed Upon My Heart

Inscribed upon the heart of me
In bright letters, the name of my love;
My heart's master piece;
Blessed from heaven above.

My love, is the answer to my prayer
When I am down and out
My love is always there:

To take away my doubt...
To handle my heart with care...
To hold my fainting spirit up...
And, to sweetens life's bitter cup.

By JanSanford61
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From the Deepest Part of my Heart

My love comes from the deepest part of my heart
To dwell with you...

Like water adrift in the depths of the sea....
My love runs deep and true.

Like the stars on a stormy night when
the rain washes over everything- brightly
shinning ~sight unseen.

By JanSanford61
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Restless Heart

Oh, my soul, my mind, my heart
Why must Tears be my lot?

Oh, my soul, how long you
have wondered
in the darkness of this world;
on your journey to eternity...
Where all things the heart
knows and sees.

Oh, my mind, how long you
have strive just to be
so burdened has been your
lot.....over powered by the
heart.

And Heart, what of you?
Was it not you that caused
the wounds you bear?
Did you not over rule the mind
that beg you not to thread
the water's of love?

Shameful, be you!

You have put the very soul of me
in danger of hell's fire
with your hunger to be loved
and your greedy desire....

Heart, have you no shame? Do you not
know that love is not to be
bought?

Has living taught you naught?

Heart you cannot overrule the
better part of a me ,least you pay
dearly for your deed....

The mind and soul have suffered
greatly for need to be a part of
all the things that you are....

Heart, do not thread
where angels dare not go
for emptiness shall your lot be
for all eternity.

Heart, turn not a deaf ear to the
minds eye and the soul's understanding,
least you be forever broken; never
to know love;

and never to touch upon the blessings
heaven has in store for you.

Think not, that the better part of both
worlds would have you suffer in the
name of love...

Heaven forbid!

Oh, my soul, my mind, my heart
Why must Tears be my lot?

Why must I suffer so for love
When love suffers not, and only reigns
to break my heart?

Oh, my soul, my mind, my heart
All equally a part of me, all a part
of me in my suffering and my shame
in love's name.

Heart, be still inside of me
that my mind and my soul
might find peace.

By JanSanford61
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Innocence

She crawled to my feet
Looked up into my eyes
with a smile so sweet
turned and crawled away
and from a short distance
her innocence filled the air
as she set observing me
without a care.


By JanSanford61
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My Miracle

God, I have seen miracles,
And I have seen some
Waiting for a miracle
That they were sure would
Never come.

God, I have witnessed
Your power and I do not
Doubt your love.....

I know that beyond this
World there is a world
Filled with you......

God, give me the strength
To endue, and the faith
To keep on believing

That no matter how bad
Things get you are always
There to help me through.

God, touch me in this moment
With your love, and mercy too

Wrap your arms around me
And help me not forget,
As again you help me through

That my miracle is in knowing
That every step I take takes
Me a step closer to being with
You.

God, wrap your arms around me
until the pain is gone...
And when you are ready for me
God, I'm ready to go home.

By JanSanford61
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Words are Only Words

I search for words
to write to the heart
of some I do not know.

And try as I may
the words I cannot find
to describe my inner
feelings, and say what's
on my mind...

For there is a part of me
that knows....
words are only words
if they are only used for show.

Words are only words
feelings in part
If written more to please,
than to say what's in ones
heart.

By JanSanford61
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Happy Birthday to You

Birthdays are celebrated every year
from the moment we are born.....
Time being time and doing what it does
makes us each year a little more worn.

Birthdays are fun to attend
especially if they're not your own....
and its not you pondering
all the birthdays come and gone.....

Birthdays are a child's biggest thrill
until enough birthdays mount
and the rest spend with failing health
speeding ,non-stop, down hill.

Happy Birthday, my friend.... This is
my birthday wish for you:

May this day find you happy
and your next birthday find
none of your happiness taken away.

Smile, I tried to write a poem
on this your birthday.......
To assure you ,while you are getting older
you are getting more beautiful in
every way.

Happy Birthday, to you!!!!!

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Caught In The Middle

Mama, where is daddy
I miss him so......
Mama, I miss my daddy
Why did you make him go...

Daddy, where is mama
I miss her so......
Daddy, I miss my mama
Why did you make her go...

Mama, you love me
I love you
and you are with
me everyday.....but
I love my daddy too
why couldn't he stay..
Mama, please, tell me
why did you send my daddy
away.

Daddy, you love me
I love you
and together we stay...
but I love my mommy too
Why couldn't she stay
Daddy, please, tell me
Why did you send my mommy
away.

Mama, you seem so happy
since daddy's been gone....
but without the other part of me
I feel half empty
I don't like living together
in our broken home.

Daddy, you laugh and smile more
Since mommy's been gone
I feel half full
I don't like living together
and feeling so alone.

Mommy, Daddy, I love you
both-you both are a part of me.
Please, help me understand....
Why our home got broken
did I do something bad?
Is that what made mommy cry
and made my daddy sad?

Please, Mommy...Please, Daddy
Take my hand
And help me understand..

Why you haven't spoken
since you been apart
and how my once happy home
got so broken.

I feel so unhappy and alone.

did I do something bad?
is that what made mommy cry
and made my daddy sad?

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Heart Writers

Some writers
write
so perfectly
so flawlessly

They dot
every 'i'
and cross
every 't'

Some writers
write
with the
mind's eye
and capture
reality.

Other writers
write
with the
heart...

and touch
the
inner
emotions
inside
us all.

Imperfectly
written
as it may be
to those who
judge
style and
grammar...

and not the
thoughts
behind
the poetry.

Heart writers
never
profess to
write for the
scholar

They write
from their
heart
for the
imperfect
race
called
humanity.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





A Part of my heart

So sweet were the night's dreams
So peaceful as night blanketed
me in its darkness.....

So quickly lost the peace
Succumbing to my screams.........

As I held you in my hands
you seemed to be trying to
hold on to my heart
as if you never wanted
me to let you go......

And I could only cry, and
scream...for the piece of life
that slipped right through my
hands.

As I helplessly, unwillingly
watched your tiny form
so filled with life......
struggling to live,
A part of me dying , before
it was time for you to be born.

So sweet were the night's dreams
So peaceful as night blanketed
me in its darkness.....

So quickly lost the peace
Succumbing to my screams..

So quickly lost the life that lived
inside of me.

You my precious baby
both lived and died in my hands
as I screamed and asked God
to help me understand.

Many a time those precious
moments with you have
crossed my mind.....
And over and over I have
to remind myself it wasn't
your time.

By JanSanford61
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Defenders of Liberty

There's no need
For crying
I don't want your
Sympathy

No need to morn
My passing...
I died for my belief.

I chose to be a soldier
It was my childhood
Dream.....
To grow up to be a
Defender of our liberty.

To carry Lady Liberty's flame,
High for the world to see...
And in the name of equality,
To the world proclaim:

'I am an American soldier
Nurtured on the high idea
That all men have a God given
Right to live and die free.

I am an American soldier..
I will fight oppression, that
Others may eat from liberty's tree,
Like my forefather did for me....

If dying be my prize
For what I chose to be....
Then die I will gladly do
For my death will not have been
In vain...

For my memory will cause
Other soldiers to rise up and
Take my place....

And if they too die Soldiers
On blood stained battle fields
They will join me and the
Legion standing proudly
Next to me....

Who for God, country,
And fellow countrymen
Became American soldiers
Fighting for the inalienable
Right of all men to liberty'

There's no need for crying
For me. I don't want your
Sympathy .

No need to morn my leavin.
If I had too ,I would in the
name of 'Liberty'
Die ~proudly ~all over again.'

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Rose of Life

Life is like a white rose
laying in a sea of water
that unendingly flows...

The rose drinking in
the water of life as much
as it can sustain
until it is polluted by
life's muddy rain.
Never again to be
the same........

The rose of purity
represents the birth
of a man's life...

The flowing water
symbolizes
the end of life's
purity.

For the rose
like a man dies
in its own time
and fades away
on life's sea
along with its purity.

The rose ,polluted by
life's muddy rain.
Never again to be
the same........

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Bless The Soldier

Bless the American soldier standing guard
somewhere beyond the sea ....

To insure that war never reaches
America's shore and threatens her liberty.

Bless him for his courage and willingness
to stand for his beliefs......

Bless him for his high regard for freedom,
and his love and devotion for his country.....

Bless the soldier! Bless the soldier!

Bless the soldiers one and all
Who take the stand everyday
never to let old Glory fall.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Some Gave Their All

When the call to arms
reached our ears
We wiped away
our loved ones tears
We told them
we would get the job done
and be back home..
in a little while.

We dressed the
way soldiers do
and hesitated not
to defend liberty
with gut and heart.....

The guns they fired
The bombs they dropped
the blood it flowed
the line was drawn
Some of us learned in
a moments time
we would not be
going home.

We have but one request
for those we left behind
Love the country that
we fought and died for
as much as the soldier
who sacrifices in the
name of liberty

Do it for you-
in remembrance of me

The soldier who fought
and died to keep
America free.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)



Brotherhood

In time of peace
soldiers
as friends
work and
play
together....

In time of war
soldiers
among
the blood
the sweat
the tears
the dreams
of going home
bond together
not as friends
but as brothers.

By JanSanford61
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Over Land and Sea

Over the land of the free
The Eagle flies every day
Ready in a moments time
to keep America's enemies
at bay.....

Above Lady liberty's Flame
burning brightly for the world
to see....
The eagle flies proudly over
the raging sea....

Untiringly, the Eagle flies
vowing never again to sleep
never again to forget
that freedom is never free.

Fly American eagle.... fly free
The symbol of unchained liberty.
The symbol of hope to all
who seek cover beneath your
out stretched wings.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)



Remember the American Soldier

Memorial Day, is the day Americans set aside
to remember America's champions of liberty
Those who sacrificed and died
that people might live free.....

A day to remember those whose deeds
done in the name of liberty
ensured that Liberty's flame would continue
to burn just as brightly for you and me.

A day to remember, as we kneel beside
the soldier's gave, or shake a soldier's hand
that there is one thing an American soldier is
always willing to do- to keeps America free.

A day to remember the soldier in the coffin, the
soldier in the grave, and the soldier beyond
the sea.....

Whose love of country out weigh his love of self
proved by his determination-in peace and war,
to keep America free.

May Americans long remember the American
Soldier and his unselfish deeds........
For the American Soldier is the defender
of our right to live the American dream.

Thank you, American Soldier for a job well done!

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Hate Me If You Must

I am an American
Hate me if you must
for like you
I was a slave first...

No freedom of choice
others chose for me
before the idea
of living free
inspired
in some
the need
to create a land
a country
where a many
blooded people
could live in liberty.

I am an American by birth
my ancestors roamed
the land, and some
journeyed here by sea.

Together, through their
many trials and tribulations
they poured the foundation
of this great nation.

I am an American
I seek no longer liberty
and the only thing I have to
offer, as a show of friendship...

to those who hate me...
is a taste of freedom
from Liberty's Tree.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




The Invite Home

I was lost among the barriers
and thorns
lost in a maze of darkness
wondering alone
When I met Jesus
and he invited me home.

I told Jesus I would follow Him
And confessed that my life had been
touched by many a sin....

It was then, the very same day
That I asked Jesus if he would be
my friend and lead the way;

That Jesus took me in his arms
held me close to his heart......
That I accepted Jesus into
my life ... never to part.

That I acknowledged Jesus
as my truest and dearest friend,
through thick and thin.

Since that moment,
Jesus has been beside me
and I have never been alone
Not since Jesus took me in his arms
and Invited me to come home....

'Come Home......'

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Three Things

God, please, give me :

Enough strength to walk the path
You lay before me......

Enough courage to face my enemy...

Enough Patience to out wait life's storms...

Enough love to keep me wrapped
safely In your heavenly arms.......


God, if I ask to much of you this day,
Give me three things ,I pray:


Wisdom, to understand that
You are always in control......................

Knowledge, to overcome the evil
In the day that tries my soul............

And, enough understanding, on my
Journey through life.....

To see beyond my own pain and strife.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Dear American Soldier

Dear American Soldier:

Thank you, from the bottom
of your country's grateful heart
For guarding liberty and
doing your part.

For carrying Old Glory in peace
time and war
and enduring hardships to keep
oppression from America's shore.

For setting examples for others
to follow proudly...
For being American to the core
And giving of yourself unselfishly.

You are my hero... Because of your
love for the high idea of liberty
I can nurture the next generation
under the blanket of freedom
your Sacrifices wove in the name of
justice for all and liberty.

Thank you, from the bottom
of your country's grateful heart
For guarding liberty and
doing your part.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Think of Me

Think of me, when you long to be loved.

Think of me, when you long to know love's touch....

Think of me, when you need someone to love you
unconditionally......

Think of me, the one who loves you, and waits to
be loved by you.

Think of me, for the thought of you reaching out
to me, sight unseen, fills my every dream.

Think of me..... the one who waits to be loved by
you unconditionally.

Think of me, when you long for love's dream to
come true.........

The one who loves you, and shares the dream
with you.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




I Love you

I love you more than words can define
I love you longer than time
I love you the depth of eternity
I love you with my heart and mind

I love you when night kisses the morn
and I awaken to your arms
I love you all day long
I love you in the night when day's light
is gone.

I love you in so many ways
I love you with a heart that's true
no other can light up my world like you do
You, my Darling, are my everything
And I will always love you.

I love you today... I will love you tomorrow
I love you ..... I love you..... I love you
You are my everything-my dream come true.
And if I die tomorrow, I would die loving you.

I love you.....


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





My Treasure

All the treasure on earth
and in Heaven above
compare not to the love
I have in my heart.

A love that belongs only
to you
A love touched by the
morning dew.....
A love touched by the night
with dreams of you.

A love that if I never love
again
Begin with you and with you
ends.......

For you are my everything
here on earth
Our love reaches beyond time
and space
Nothing can keep us a part
For our love is a treasure
created and shared from the
heart.

A love blessed by the angels
A love found in dreams
A love touched by the morning dew
Is the kind of love I share with you.

I love you beyond the moment
I am in with a love that had a beginning
but knows no end.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Spirit of Man

Another day to awaken to sun, and skies of blue
another day to reach out my hand and find you
waiting in the sunshine, with outreached hands,
to help me through.

Another day; another journey; things that I must
face head on, if to myself I am to be true.

God, you have placed the sun to shine through
the darkness down here below; you have poured
out your love upon the earth that the good in the
flesh might savor its goodness and in wisdom grow.

Thank you God for the day; for the light that lights my
way; and for sending an angel to guide me when
from your light I stray.

Move my spirit to do your will for in your care you
touched my being and I did heal.

Lift away the darkness that blinds the eyes of those who
seek you in this day that they to may share in the spirit
the wisdom of the years; for a wise man knows: from the
moment man is born; scattered among the many, the spirit
grows as one.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Refresh My Spirit O God

There are no words; no thoughts; no feelings
known to the heart that can describe my being
in this world.

I awaken and am thankful for the day that lay
before me untouched by my presents in it.

God, walk me through the day
prepare me for the night that in the future lay.

For, I cannot see beyond the moment I breathe in
I have no desire to know more than of the things
of the day that began with you ,and if it be your will,
when night covers my sleep ,you will be there
at day's end.

My life is over flowing with so many things that
causes my heart much sadness; yet, blessings abound
in my world.....my cup runs over with your goodness.

God, walk me through the darkness; my life belongs
to you; when I stumble help be not to fall to far from your light.

If I fall, please, don't give up on me
Raise me above my own pain that I might comfort another
who finds life's pain too much to bear alone.

If I must finish out my time in this world alone in the flesh
strengthen my spirit to understand my purpose for being.

Move me O God to the path you would have me travel
and fill my heart with enough love to complete my
journey. .May 4, 2011 10:15 PM

God, thank you for the day ;for the sunshine and the rain
Thank you for your love and all the blessings your
Presents in my life brings.

Touch my heart with understanding of the bitterness that
Love sometimes brings…Turn my head from the negative
Side of this day; with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding,
Help me to complete this day.

When the gray colors my being and tempts my soul to stray;
refresh My spirit O God to stand against the evil in the day.
May 6, 2011 9:35 am





For Thy Love

My Dearest Love, turn not from me
I have waited a lifetime to gaze upon thy
beauty....

Time and time again , I have found thee in
my dreams
Held thee close to my heart
Only to awaken and find, I still searched
for thee in my day.

Now that I have found thee and gazed upon
thy beauty, I would die, willingly, for just one taste
of thy sweet lips.

My Love, give me thy heart...And my love
I shall give to thee.
For my eyes hast taken in thy beauty, and my heart
has claimed ye worthy of all my love.

My knight, like ye, I have held ye in my dreams
and surrendered ye to the day
I have searched for ye, a lifetime....come my love
taste my love before ye ride away.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)



Way Back When

It seems like only yesterday
I was a child worry free
With two loving parents
watching over me.

But that was way back when
Life moved at a slower pace
no one was in a hurry to get
no place...

Family stuck together
Through thick and thin
And at the end of every
blessing all said 'Amen.'

It seems like only yesterday

I was a child wishing on a star

A child bowing her head to pray

A child whose life lay ahead

A child who thought a day was
so very long , and a tomorrow
was years away.

Those were the good ole days
Way back when
A child could be a child
women were women, and men
were men.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




A Trail of Tears

Throughout the years
I have left a trail of tears
in places I have been
but never will be again.

I have cried over love gone
I have cried over mistakes made
My tears have fell like rain on
a dark cloudy day.

I have cried over my first love
when love went away...
I have cried over my last love
went love could not stay.

Throughout the years
I have left a trail of tears
in places I have been
but never will be again.

I have cried a river of tears
in my lifetime
Over love that was not
the kind of love that
comes from one's heart.

A trail of tears on the ashes
of love ,I have walked on
Just memories ,now, of loves
that could have been....
Left behind in places
where my heart will never
be again.

A trail of tears that brought
me to where I stand today
looking for love
but knowing that love......
Will always have its own way.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)


Note: A comment that was once posted to this poem:

Love is risky. It's the chance you take. You rush in with
A full heart only to have it torn apart. why is it,
we often fail to see the danger,
before we are there? Life is thus. But fret not.
Love is everywhere. There is no shortage.
However, you must reach out and gather
with those who share you faith and views.
Then you will feel better with opportunities
to be with, the one you choose.
You have shared cries of the past and the present.




Sun Kisses

Against background of the truest blue
The pine branches let the sun's kisses through

While feeling the warmth of each sweet kiss
one by one, two by two...

As through it's sturdy branches
sun kisses flowed to where the plum tree grew

one by one, two by two...
The pine branches let the sun's kisses through

to kiss the flowering plum tree.....

and shine upon its beauty.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Little Hand

Little hand that feels so soft and warm
against my big rough hand
My hand will help to guide you,
When you are bigger and your feet
learn to stand.

Little hand that reaches out to me with
love.....
There is no doubt in my heart
little owner of this little hand,
you are a gift from Heaven above....
Nana's sweet baby-Nana's little man.

Little hand with time
one day you will be a big hand
Lovingly, comforting mine
When with time I am to weak to stand.

Little hand how special this moment is
Holding God's little creation while remembering
It wasn't that long ago-your little hand touched
God's heart and hand ------moments before you
were born and your mother touched your little
hand for the first time......
before this day, when you lovingly held on
to mine.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





I Was Young

I was young
my life lay before me
When I ventured
to follow my dream....

I was young
with so much to learn
When my love for you
begin to burn...

I was young
I did not know the
rules of life
when we married
and you made me your wife.

I was young
To young to know
that flames of love can
burn so low that love can
lose its glow....

Until our love had died
You begged to stay with me
and I made you go.

I was young
I did not realize it was as much
my fault as it was yours....
until the years flew by
and I looked at things
through older eyes.....

I was young
Too young to know there are loves not
meant to be
For all the hurt my love caused you
Please, Forgive me......

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





With Love and Pen

Love fills my days
From beginning to end.
My life is so full of love
I want to share some
of my love with those who
need a friend.

My heart is so restless
longing to comfort hearts
and draw the less fortunate in.

I have no money to give them
I only have the words
that flowed from the
tip of my pen....

As the love in my world
comes to full circle around me
Time and time again...

I take a little love from
loves circle, and with love
in my heart and my pen

I Reach out to share my
love with an unknown friend.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




First Love

He came into my life
during my teen years
He was my first love
my first taste of heartache
and my first taste of tears

He was my dream come
true....I loved no one but him
He said his love would be mine
my whole life through
that he loved only me-his love
for me was true.

Oh, what happy times
we shared, my first love and me....
But what we neither knew then
was: we were sharing a love
that was never meant to be.

Hard times hit us bad and
we left to much love behind
a little at a time, in the ruts
of life we left behind......

Our first kiss, like our first taste
of love and love's bliss
was sweeter by far than
our parting last kiss.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





An Angel's Good-Bye

Years ago, I fell in love with you,
when your life was brand new.
And the look of love you gave to me,
I can still see
~whenever I close my eyes.

Years ago, I held you close to my
heart, when I heard your baby cries
And, until your tears dried
~I sang you lulu-byes.

Years ago, I let you stand alone,
And, with pride, watched you take
your first step, all on your own.

Years ago, I taught you your first
words, and taught you to wave your
tiny hand 'bye-bye'

Years ago, I taught you, all the
things I thought every child
needed to know: First of all, always
tell the truth-no good can ever come
from lies.

Years ago, I fell in love with you,
when your life was brand new.
And the look of love you gave me,
I can still see
~whenever I close my eyes.

Years ago, I held you close to my
heart, when I heard your baby cries
And, until your tears dried
~I sang you lulu-byes.

Years came and went...Years ago,
You were my baby waving bye-bye
Years ago, the longest good-bye,
the longest we have ever been apart
You raised your hands toward heaven
and with an angel's wings reached
out to say bye-bye and touched
your mother's breaking heart.


--------------------------------------------
I was thinking of you today....Mama's baby. Mama's angel
I love you my angel daughter....


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Life's Bridge to You

If the roads in life took
you from me...
leaving nothing unturned,
I would follow my heart
to connect life's bridge
that keeps us apart.

For, My heart has mapped
out every part of you
My mind's eye has captured
your vision as a dream come true
My love has surrendered
to you~ my heart.

Together we cross life's
bridge of love holding hands ....
sharing life's ups and downs
In a world where our love abounds.

If sight of our love I lose ,
I will follow my heart that will take me
straight back to you.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)

Be My Valentine

I love you today...
I love you tomorrow...
I love you always
In good times and sorrow.

I love you in the morning
I love you in the night
I love your arms around me
Holding me tight.

I love you when you stand
I love you when you set
I loved you in my dreams
I loved you when we met....

I love you laying next to me.
I love you with my mind
I love you with my heart.
I love you all the time

Sweetheart....
Together or apart
I love you with all my heart.

Be mine! Be my Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweetheart

I love you......

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




In My Dreams

The days have come and gone
Yet, my wait for you, my love
Never ends. for your touch
My heart hungers on....

Oh, My Love..........

The years have found ,and left
Me wanting to feel your heart
Beating next to mine
As in my dreams it has done so
Many times....

Am I destined, my love, to live
And die waiting for your arms
To reach out and draw me to you...
Must I carry my desires for you
Unfulfilled my whole life through?

The sun has risen and set on my
Love for you; though you are only
Real in my dreams.... How long
My love must I wait for you?

My Love, I have touched you
Over and over again in my dreams
And your heart has time and
Time again swore to love only me.

My Love, in my dreams you promise
Me that if my love for you be true,
In my life as in my dreams
You will be with me my whole
life through.....

I will wait for you, my love....

My love.... my dream come true.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




One Life to Live

We all have our times
Our ups and downs
Our troubled minds.

Of things good and bad
We all have memories
We all share our
Humanity.

We all share the earth
The heaven above
We all have times
We feel unloved...

We all have hope
In all good things
When life a heartache
To us brings.

We all have our
Weaknesses and
Our inner strength
That life tests
To see which is
The strongest.....

We all have times
Our hearts comes
Into play.....
When we wish a
Feeling would just
Go away.

We all are a part
Of something bigger
Than we are-
Bigger than the
World we live in
Any place we will go
Any place we have been.

We all have one life
To live before things
In this world come
To an end.

Live life with heart
Live life and when
There be a time, learn
From past mistakes so as
Not to repeat them again.

We all can make the world
A better place, my friend
By just being in it and
Treating others with the
Same kind of kindness
We found in places we have
Been.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Unopened Valentine

I have waited a lifetime
for you my special love
to be mine.....
No one but you
the one I will never find
if I did find you and over
look you...
you were never
meant to be mine.

Where ever you are
whatever you do
my heart waits for only you.

Every year I think of poetry
for the Valentine I would
make for you, if you were mine.

'My love is now complete
you feel my every need;
You are my happiness
my dream come true...
I waited a lifetime to share
my love with you...
Love me today, love me tomorrow
for I have loved you a life time.
if only in my dreams...
I love you...Be my Valentine.'

An unopened Valentine just for you
my love ...
The one my heart seeks but cannot
find.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





I Owe It All To You

The eyes to see life's beauty
In all things big and small...

The ears to hear life's wonderful sounds
as Music to my ears they fall...

The hands to hold loved ones dear...
When they are near.

The feet to run, walk, and play
As I travel through life in the day.

The mouth to praise my god who
watches over me from above...

The heart that intertwines
and makes all things one, through
His love.

The strength I gained from falling
down and finding a friend to help
me through....

The love in my heart for my fellow man
God, I owe it all to you.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




We Loved a Lifetime

You once brought me roses
And sang love songs to me

Held me in your arms
And kissed away my worry..

You were my knight
My dream come true

Under loves spell
I gave my love to you.

We loved a life time
Just you and me
Our hearts were happy.

Then one day
I reached out for you
And found I was alone...

The tears fell as I gazed at
The roses on the night stand
And remembered the reason
You were gone.
Remember ,My Angel
To bring me roses in my dreams
And sing love songs to me
While I sleep.

For my love will always be
Yours to keep.

I will always love you......

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Within Your Doors

You linger in my memory
A treasure of my childhood
Within your doors I was
Taught the value of being good.

Inside your doors I learnt
About Jesus
And how he died for me...

How he use to walk miles
Every day to heal the sick and
Feed the hungry...

Within your doors I learnt
To think less about me,
More about others,
And the real meaning of Christianity.

You linger in my memory
Now that I am grown
I treasure more
The lessons learnt inside
Your doors.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Come Be My Valentine

Love is an enchanted thing
Like magic it intertwines two hearts
Into one.....

Come let us share love's magic
Come be with me and be my love

I shall make thee a bed of roses
And the beauty of our love shall
Blanket our bodies as we get
Caught up in love's magic....

Oh, how I love thee... take my heart
It no longer belongs to me....
My heart and all the love in it
Belongs to only thee.

Come to me and be my love
Share with me love's magic
Then stay with me and be my love.

Come be my love.......
Be mine....Be my Valentine.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





God's Blanket

With our hands
we touch the man

with our heart
we touch the love
of man

with our spirit
we touch
man as a whole
heart ,mind, body,
and soul.

Wonder not at
the meeting of
two lonely
souls

we are all woven
together by threads
of love made from God's
purest silver and gold.

wonder not at the
marvelous things
that the meeting
of two souls bring,

as God's blanket of love
unfolds.

For we are the thread
in a world gone a stray

And God is the mender who
shortens and lengthens
His blanket every day.

10:08 am January 28, 2011
By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Mama's Are Special

Mama's Are Special

Mamas are special people
No child is born without,
every loving family has a mama
that it cares about.

Mamas are made of God's mixture
Of understanding, sacrifice , and love
with a touch of angel breath
mixed in with their every word.....

Mamas are very important to us
when we are first born and very small
She teaches us to walk upright
She teaches us to stand very tall.

In a mama's footsteps
We learn the meaning of trust
when she encourages us
with outreached arms 'Walk to me...'
We take our first unsure step
and she catches us as we fall.

Mamas can be very demanding
And stern, and firm and tough
But in her heart she always prays
her lessons on life will be enough.

In any kind of trouble
Mama reaches out her hand.
And we can always count on mamas
To help and understand.

While we do not praise mamas
as often as we should,
We should love and admire them,
their importance and their worth
For if there were no Mamas
There would be no us on earth.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Where Water and Sky Meet

Beyond where I stand
with sand at my feet.
The ocean and blue sky
Lovingly meet.

While behind me
man's creations mars the
beauty that surrounds me.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Doors of Love

The doors of love
to my heart
will never close
on the child
that once slept
beneath it.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Through the Storms

My life is like a gentle flowing stream,
Until time takes its toll

And I'm struggling to hang
On to my very soul.

The storms of life have pulled me under
Time and time again

But each time God's angels -where
Given orders,' Save my child from life's storm.'

Now, each time life's storms threaten
To carry my soul away........

An Angel's wings waits, open wide
to hold me far above the ragging sea

To place my life back into the open arms
Of safety.....that, lovingly, wait for me.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Walk with Jesus

Come. Walk with me my friend
Let me share your burden and
your strife until the end.

When you are wondering
deep in sin,
and need a friend
to help you understand
the trials and tribulations
that living brings.

I offer you my hand,

come walk with me,

I will help you understand

Come. Walk with me my friend
Let me share your burden and
your strife until the end.

When the day gets dark
and your soul the devil tries to sway
Trust what your heart leads you
to believe.........for the world distorts
and is filled with trickery.

I offer you my hand,

come walk with me,

I will help you understand

Come. Walk with me my friend
Let me share your burden and
your strife until the end.

My name is Jesus
I have reached out to you
many times
but you did not see me

I have knocked on your heart's
door many times
and begged you to let me in
but the door stayed locked
to me, your truest friend.

I offer you my hand once more
Please, open the door and
accept me in.....
I'm waiting...................

Let me share your burden and
your strife until the end.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)






Our Love

Before my eyes
got lost in yours

My heart had
never saw love

before I got lost
in your arms

My heart
had never known
the touch of love.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)






Love is Forever

Our love goes beyond
what
the hand can touch
the heart can feel
the mind can know
the eye can see

Our love is endless
The love between
you and me
has no boundary.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





A Rose For My Love

My Love,
For all the times
You have held
me close....

And loved me
like none other.

For all the times
you have held
my hand ....

and helped me
hold my world
together.

I love you every
moment of every
day......

I love you with
all my heart.

With each breath
I take...

my heart starts
loving you

over and over
again.

This rose , my Love,
I give to you...

From a heart
that loves
you true.

For ,my Love,
none other
is worthy
of this rose

I give to you.

I love you.....

Truly, I do.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





To Touch Love

When I am down
and feeling low

Down roads of old
my heart does go

to touch the love
of loved ones gone

to get lost in loves
sweetest glow

to find a friend when
I'm feeling all alone.

to touch the magic
of love again

That's always there
when I need a friend

to remind me

I have the love of angels
whose love knows no end.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The World of Flags

We are the world of flags
Each of us are a small part
Of something bigger than we are

We come in many colors
And designs but we only
Fly highest in our home land.

Our colors and designs stand
For our country's land
It's people
It's government
And its ideals.

We have moved those who
Live beneath our colors
To joy
To courage
To sacrifice and tears.

We have draped the caskets
Of many men and women
Who died to protect
Our honor
From disgrace.

We are the world of flags
We wave proudly above our
individual Countries

As it should be........

In a world of peoples
Who cherish their liberty.

We fly over lands big and small
but even in the smallest land
we are equal to them all.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





Worry

Let not yesterday's worry
Worry you in the day

For when you lay down
To sleep at night

With worry on your
Mind .......

Your awakened worry in
the day....

Pushes good things away.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Woman

Long long ago
there lived a woman
whose house was
filled with love's sweet
glow.

This woman possessed a
wonderful gift deep
down in her soul
that she cherished
more than silver and gold.

Her gift she had lived
with for many years
as wonderful as it was
sometimes it was a gift
given, that was wrapped
in her tears.

For many years the
woman's world was filled
to the top with love
unending, love that never
seemed to stop.

Then something happened
her beautiful children
grew up one by one, day
by day, and each in turn
moved away.

Now, the woman's house is empty
when at night she kneels in prayer
and prays that each of her children
will always remember, the wonderful
gift of love, that was shared
with them there.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





My God Who

My god who is in heaven
How wise and forgiving you are:
From your throne, hidden by
The stars at night and the sun
In the day; you still find the
Time to light my way.

My god who lives and
Works through me
How loving and forgiving you are
Through my heart, hidden by
The flesh and worldly, you
Nurture my soul, and gently
Move me closer to my star.

My god who holds the keys
To life and death in his hands
And the keys to all good things
How barren my life would be
How empty my soul would be
Without you who sent your son
to live and die for me ~

My God! My God! Who knew me
before I was born, I give thanks
to thee... for sending your son
Jesus to walk through life with me.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Each Moment

A lifetime
is made up
of moments.....

Each moment
defining
who we are
how we live
what we get
and
what we give.

Each moment
containing
hope for some
and a promise
for none.

Moment
by moment
we wait
for the next
moment

And wonder
in each moment
where the last
moment went.

Live in
and treasure
the moments
one by one

For each moment
serves
the purpose
for which
we were born.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)






Our Angels

Baby, there is no way
I could have prepared you
for the day God took
a piece of your heart away.

For as you see now
there are no words
to describe the emptiness
the void that losing
a child leaves behind.

The fullness and emptiness
that a child can add to
our lifetime.

I know your pain is great
and God knows
I know right now you are
just learning how
to live off the memories
of your precious child.

I know right now you
have a burden that seems
to heavy to carry....

The sun will shine again
if only
you can remember
the fullness and emptiness
of carrying your child
inside your womb.

Your angel has now
joined hands and hearts
with my angel.

Together, they smile down
on us, and their smiles
are filled with so much love
we can feel their love
in the warmth of the sunbeams
touching us in the day
just as our angels can feel
our love in heaven's
flower garden-where
together, they
run and play.


This poem is written for my daughter
She lost her sister in 1993, and her son in 2010.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Thorn

You say you stopped loving me
a long time ago
That your feelings for me
ain't as strong as they use to be.

You say I don't turn you on
like I use to do
That I'm just a thorn
in your side-not the rose
you once gave your love to.

You say you stopped loving me
that its all been a game for you
one you played because you
had found a new rose who had
a thorn too.

All I can say is
you are now the thorn in my side,
my love for you was always true.
Shame on you...shame on you
now I'm looking for a new rose too.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Love Lost

Here is to you my love
wherever you are

may you see my face
in your dreams
and feel my love
for you, with your
heart.....

May you find me
with your thoughts
and remember me
the love you sought
with all your heart
but never found.


By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)




Days Slipped Away

Sometimes I find myself thinking back
to a time when my world was filled
with the laughter of children.............
And I wish I could hear their laughter
again.

So fast those love filled days slipped
away...........
so quickly, yesterdays changed into
today.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)





The Fire in Me

There is a light that shines before me
it's called 'the light to all eternity.'

The light shines the brightest when in life
I stumble upon troubling times my mortal eyes
can not see.

The light that shines on my worldly travels
is a spark from the fire of life that burns
inside of me.

The light never dims, it only grows brighter
fueled by my faith in the things I can not see.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)



Bits and Pieces

Striving to
build upon
our own
dreams.

Each of us
are bits
and pieces
of yesterdays
dreamers....

Dreams
do come true
but the making
of the dream
come true
begins and
..... ends
with you.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)



The Memories

As I gaze out
beyond
the place I set
Strong are the
memories
I cannot forget.

The memory of
you being born
The memory of
you taking your
first step.

The memory of
you growing up
day by day
The memory of
our lives shared
before death
took it all away.

By JanSanford61
© 2011 JanSanford61 (All rights reserved)
















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