Poems by John Peter Read

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  • Missed Birthday

    • Published: January 2019

    in Birthday Poems

    I'm so sorry I missed your birthday.
    A special day, I know it's true.
    But birthdays are only here one day,
    And I love you the whole year through.

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    Sister Beryl, I do believe words from your own heart mean so much more. They are priceless.

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  • God's Creation

    • Published: March 2019

    in Spiritual Poems about Nature

    I count God's blessings
    One by one.
    The moon, the stars,
    The rising sun.

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    So much truth in this poem. Liked the rhythm and rhyme. We have done so much harm to the environment because of our greed. Do not know what the future has in store for us.

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  • Live Your Dream

    • Published: December 2019

    in New Year's Poems

    Another year is almost over.
    A new one's about to begin.
    Say goodbye to all the negative stuff.
    Move on with the positive things.

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    Brother John,
    Never look back in regret of the year that's passed.
    Remember the good times, hold on to them fast.
    Look forward to the new year and all that's to be,
    Making dreams come...

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  • Christmas Memories

    • Published: December 2018

    in Christmas Poems

    ​It's such a warming feeling
    Being surrounded by Christmas
    Expectation fills the air.
    The sparkle, the glitter

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    • Rating 4.14
  • Listen To Mum

    • Published: August 2019

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    I remember when I was small and cool,
    I was always playing truant from school.
    My mum used to say,
    "You'll regret it one day

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    It's only now that I'm older I realise my school years were the best days of my life. If only I could turn back time.

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  • Just Another Year

    • Published: May 2019

    in Aging Poems

    The years are taking their toll.
    Another birthday has now arrived.
    People you meet say you're still looking young.
    With a smile, you wink and say, "Nice try."

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    Age is only a number we accumulate through our journey along the path destined for us. “Just Another Year” gave our hearts a nudge. It’s all right to climb the ladder of numbers and let our...

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  • The Changing Seasons.

    A rhyming poem about nature and its seasons, relating to the seasons of life.

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    • Posted on 07/08/23

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    Spring,summer,winter and fall,
    the seasons of change
    greet one and all.

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    • Rating 4.00
  • No Flowers

    I can't see the point of flowers at a funeral, the deceased cannot see them, and once the funeral is over, they are left to rot away,such a waste.

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    • Posted on 02/04/24

    in Funeral Poems

    I want no flowers when I die
    No one too mourn me
    no one to cry.
    I wish no sadness, at my demise

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  • Christmas Memories.

    Nowadays Christmas has lost its true meaning.

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    • Posted on 11/10/23

    in Christmas Poems

    Those Christmases of old
    were much better by far.
    We never had much money,
    but we always got by.

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    • Votes 5
    • Rating 3.40

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