Non-Fiction

Debbie and Eddie

Let me tell you about my cousin Debbie.

She helps me and so does her husband Eddie.

They're very nice people and I like them a lot.

Debbie is certainly the best cousin that I've got.

Debbie and Eddie are caring people and Debbie is sweet.

Eddie patched my roof for free and now it doesn't leak.

They took me to see my mom in the hospital before she passed.

When they take me places, they don't even ask me to reimburse them for gas.

Debbie truly loves Eddie and he loves her too.

I'm lucky to have them in my life and that is true.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Eddie and Debbie Cupp.

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Dad's Death

Two weeks ago, Dad drew his final breath.

Now I have no parents because of his death.

He was battling leukemia and took a turn for the worse.

It was unpleasant to see him being hauled in the hearse.

 

He passed away on the 13th of July.

When I went to his funeral, I had to say goodbye.

He suffered tremendously while he battled cancer.

Why did he get leukemia, only God has the answer.

 

During all of this, people were by his side.

He couldn't beat his illness even though he tried.

When I saw him in his casket, it was sad.

Many people came to pay their respects to Dad.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

[Dedicated to Charles F. Johnson (1947-2013) who died July 13, 2013.]

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Minnis Downhome Pharmacy Part II

I have great news about the two women who were shot.

I was afraid that Alexia and Janet would die but they did not.

They're out of the hospital and are recovering at their homes.

Many people are in their corners, they are not alone.

It's great to know that they have so many friends.

I'm very thankful that their lives didn't end.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Alexia Wilson and Janet Clift who were shot at Minnis Downhome Pharmacy on May 23, 2013.

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An emptiness in my soul

I was never able to say I love you until you were on your deathbed.

You were in so much pain, I hope you were able to understand those three words that I said.

It was very difficult to express my feelings when we were face to face.

Each moment with you was a blessing, you made the world a better place.

 

Since the day you died, I've felt an emptiness in my soul.

As each day passes, the misery takes its toll.

You cared more about others than you did about yourself.

I'm not rich but being a part of your life was insignificant compared to wealth.

 

You were such a sweet mother, you deserve nothing but praise.

You'll be with me spiritually for the remainder of my days.

I'm going on with my life because that's what you'd want me to do.

If I live to be a hundred, I'll never stop loving you.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Agnes Johnson(1948-2013) who passed away March 6, 2013.

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Rest in peace, Mom

You weren't a saint but you were extremely close.

Out of all of the people on Earth, I've always loved you the most.

It will be very painful as they lower you into the ground.

Life will never be the same because you're no longer around.

 

You were a wonderful human being and a terrific mother too.

Your family and friends will always love you.

You were so sweet and kind that you should've been given a humanitarian award.

The people in Heaven are happy because you're there and so is the Lord.

 

You're in a better place and that makes your friends and family glad.

But as people see the tears rolling down my cheeks, they know that I'm so sad.

You were one fantastic lady, you were truly one of a kind.

Knowing that Heaven is your new home gives us peace of mind.

 

From time to time I wasn't the ideal son and that's something I regret.

You gave me life, love and happiness and that's something I'll never forget.

It hurts very much because you are deceased.

Everybody loves you Mom, may you rest in peace.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Agnes Johnson who passed away March 6, 2013. (1948-2013)

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Prerequisite: Murder

A woman threw away a future that was very bright.
She murdered to join a gang and that wasn't right.
Killing somebody is the prerequisite of joining that violent gang.
She took a gun to an innocent man's house and "Bang!"
She was a talented artist, people thought she'd become a Disney Animator.
But this is a very evil woman, she's meaner than an alligator.
Killing to join a gang is terrible and a very stupid thing to do.
I wish that this hadn't really happened but sadly, it's true.
She decided to take her bright future and throw it away.
She was brought to justice and is being made to pay.

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Daniel Boone

There was a man with integrity that nobody can impugn.
The man who I'm speaking of was Daniel Boone.
This man was truly a great pioneer.
He lived a long life, nearly 86 years.

People are amazed by the incredible feats that he did.
In 1756, he married Rebecca Bryan and had ten kids.
As a young man, he served with the British military during the French and Indian war.
In July of 1776, he rescued his daughter and two other girls from Indian captors.

Sadly, the Shawnees shot and killed his brother Ned.
They thought they shot Daniel and that he was dead.
Boone was elected to the Virginia Legislature in 1781.
During an Indian attack, he lost another brother and Israel, his son.

He founded the town of Boonesborough in Kentucky.
When it came to having this frontiersman, we were lucky.
Boone went on to live until 1820.
People owed this true hero plenty.

I will not give up!

The doctors have given Dad 18 months to live but I don't believe that.
They say he's dying but I say that they're full of crap.
I will not give up because I know that he'll survive.
If people have faith, I know that he'll remain alive.
God has performed many miracles and he'll do it again.
With God's help, Dad will beat this disease, he will win.
The doctors say that Dad's leukemia has made him terminally ill.
But I will not give up because I know that every day God heals.
When the good Lord heals my dad, it will be something that I'll celebrate.
Any prayers that he receives will be something that I'll really appreciate.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Charles Johnson, my dad.

Let's pray for Charles Johnson Part 2

My dad's condition is worse than I thought.
He has leukemia and I need people to pray a lot.
It was quite a shock when I learned that he has cancer.
His survival is in God's hands, only he has the answer.

At first the Doctors thought they caught it early but he's had it for a while.
If he does not get better, it will be both sad and vile.
I thank you for praying for him before.
Now I ask you to pray some more.

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