Poems by John Peter Read

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  • Ghosts Of The Past

    • Published: August 2020

    in Home Poems

    The old house stands alone and abandoned
    Where life once used to thrive.
    The old picket fence is broken.
    The roof is opened up to the sky.

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  • Christmas Day

    • Published: December 2018

    in Christmas Poems

    Across a white December night,
    Each home is filled with candle light.
    The moon shines brightly in a golden sky.
    Stars are twinkling way up high.

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  • No Celebration

    • Published: February 2017

    in Short Sad Poems

    What's the point of celebrating
    When the ones you loved have gone?
    It's only the beginning of another year,
    Another year of struggling alone.

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    Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief...

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  • Without You

    • Published: June 2018

    in Death Moving On Poems

    Sunrise has lost its Magic
    As it heralds a brand new Day.
    Sunsets now only bid Goodbye
    As dreams just melt Away.

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    The scores of years have passed by, I now think of you more often with days gone awry. Your strength of character you passed down to me. My thanks and love for what you've taught, to be as...

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  • Mother Nature Is An Artist

    • Published: September 2020

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    Of all the artists
    who have graced our world,
    however great they were,

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  • Christmas Greeting

    • Published: December 2020

    in Christmas Poems

    C- Christmas Day, the church bells ring
    H- Holy night, the angels sing
    R- Rejoice and praise
    I- In Christ our King

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  • Life

    • Published: May 2019

    in Meaningful Poems

    Your springtime has gone.
    Your summers have passed.
    Autumn's now waving goodbye.

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  • Broken Dreams

    • Published: November 2020

    in In Memory Poems

    The days fade and die.
    The years have flown by.
    Loved ones have passed;
    Now only memories remain.

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  • Friends

    • Published: April 2019

    in Life Long Friend Poems

    F- Friends are precious gifts
    R- Rare and hard to find
    I- Invisible when life is good
    E- Ever near when your sun doesn't shine

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    Friends are everything you say in your Acrostic poem Brother John.

    Flowers that we gather along life's highway,
    are friends kept in memory's floral bouquet.
    When you've a good friend you...

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  • My God

    • Published: December 2018

    in God Poems

    God is my Saviour
    God is my friend.
    God lights my way
    Whenever darkness descends.

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