Poems by Rick W. Cotton

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  • To An Old House

    • Published: August 2018
    An Old House And Its Story

    in Creative Poems

    What have you seen in your hundred years?
    If asked, what would you say,
    Of the dozen families that lived in your walls,
    Of the hundreds of children at play?

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  • My Friend Jack

    • Published: October 26, 2018
    The Fun Of Jack O' Lanterns

    in Halloween Poems

    Jack comes every year to visit me,
    And his grin just makes me smile.
    Nearly toothless, he doesn't care.
    He happily laughs all the while.

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  • The Voice In The Forest

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    • Posted on 01/10/19
    Contemplation And Prayer

    in Prayer Poems

    A heard a soft sound, like wind through the trees,
    But there was no wind, for the air was still
    And the forest stood waiting, silent and strong,
    Trees standing guard as they always will

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  • Tiny Wooden Figures

    • Published: December 2017
    The Importance Of The Nativity

    in Christmas Poems

    Over in the corner, 'neath the Christmas tree's green,
    Are the tiny wooden figures, our Nativity scene.
    Each tells a story, each plays its part.
    Each holds a special place here in my heart.

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    I heard this song last night - Christmas Eve. The Renaissance Choir sang it beautifully at Guisborough Hall. It was the first time I had heard it and it brought tears to my eyes. I remembered...

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  • Smart Phone - Dumb User

    • Published: December 2017
    New Technology And Old People

    in Humorous Poems

    My new phone is "smart." I guess that I'm not.
    Amazing what all this here smart phone has got.
    TV and Weather and Internet, too.
    There's just no limits to what it can do.

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    Been there, done that with my grandparents, but they figure things out eventually with the help of their grandchildren.

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  • A Thanksgiving Blessing

    • Published: November 2, 2018
    Joy Of Thanksgiving Season

    in Thanksgiving Poems

    It's cold outside, but it's warm in my heart.
    And the gray fall sky is His work of art.
    Laden and low, quiet and still,
    November is welcome, and my eyes drink their fill

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  • The Ballad Of Daylight Savings Time

    • Published: August 2018

    in Humorous Poems

    What's with this Daylight Savings Time?
    It steals our sleeping, snoozing time
    Roll out of bed and take a breath
    And feel like microwaved-reheated death

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    Daylight saving can either be a blessing or a curse. Thanks for the laugh. Australia is currently enjoying summer daylight saving time. Loved the verse.

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  • Mother Nature's Apology For Hurricane Harvey

    • Published: December 2017
    A Beautiful Blanket Of Snow

    in Snow Poems

    A stranger came here late last night
    Silent puffs of falling white
    Frigid, falling, drifting down
    Unusual this far down in a southern town

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  • I Wouldn't Live In A Haunted House

    • Published: October 26, 2018

    in Halloween Poems

    I wouldn't live in a haunted house;
    It's something I just wouldn't do.
    Not in creepy haunted house.
    Not with me or even with you.

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  • The Deep Blue Says It's Autumn

    • Published: October 2017
    The Striking Brilliance Of Autumn's Colors

    in Fall Poems

    The deep blue says it is autumn.
    The sky is never this color
    Except for days of cool, clear breeze
    And leaves falling one on another.

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