Nonfiction

Goodbye Charles Strange

Let me tell you about a neighbor of mine.

He had been my neighbor since 1979.

He had a loving wife and two children

He has died but we will see him again.

His death is hard for his friends and family to face.

He's in Heaven now which is a far better place.

It's tragic because his life came to an end

He was a great neighbor and a friend.

When I learned that he died, it was very sad.

But now he's in Heaven with my mom and dad.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Charles Strange who died of cancer at the age of 62 on January 9, 2018.

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Son Of God

He's the Son of God and he was the greatest man who ever lived.

He's compassionate and he has always been willing to forgive.
He's the Son of God and his blood was collected in the Holy Grail.

Jesus died for Mankind's sins, he died so that we won't go to Hell.

He's the Son of God and his death brought a lot of tears.

They nailed him to the cross and impaled him with a spear.

He's the Son of God and in certain Bibles, his words appear in red.

He was in agony as he was crucified and then sadly, he was dead.

He's the Son of God and he rose from his tomb after he died.

They couldn't end Christ's existence even though they tried.

He's the Son of God and he could resurrect the dead and make the blind see.

Because he's so wonderful, he means a lot to you and he means a lot to me.

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My Life Would Be So Much Better

My life would be so much better if you hadn't become sick and died.

You were a wonderful person because love was what you supplied.

My life would be so much better if you had gotten well.

But you died in the hospital and life became pure hell.

My life would be so much better if you were still around.

I wish I could still hear your voice because it was such a beautiful sound.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

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

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High School Graduate

I became a High School Graduate twenty years ago today. My diploma has today's date on it but I didn't actually receive it until two weeks later on July the 5th. I dropped out of High School in 1986 but years later, I took a High School correspondence course through the mail with ICS (International Correspondence Schools). A few people thought that what I received was a GED. It's not a GED. It's a regular High School diploma.

 

While I took the correspondence course, I never once failed. That made me proud. The lowest grade that I received was an 80. ICS put out an Honor Roll a few times each year. Because my grades were so good, my name appeared on the Honor Roll at least four times.

 

I began taking the correspondence course in April of 1993 and I graduated twenty-six months later. When I began, I remember that I was in a hurry to study Science. Luckily, Science was the second subject that ICS required its students to study. Studying and getting passing grades at this school was no easy task but I did succeed.

 

When I dropped out of High School nearly thirty years ago, it was a mistake. But when I dropped out, I promised myself that I would one day graduate. I'm happy and very proud that I kept that promise. If you are in High School, don't make the same mistake that I made. Don't drop out.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a true story.

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Everybody Needs God

Everybody needs God as much as they need air.

Have faith in the Lord and he'll always be there.

A church ran out of food that it gives to the poor so that they can survive.

The Preacher told God about the dilemma and a truck full of food arrived.

God is wonderful and he works in mysterious ways.

He will always be there for us, he'll never go away.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A true poem.

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Merry Christmas, Mom

Last Christmas was great because I was able to spend it with you.

But I'll be spending this Christmas alone and it makes me feel so blue.

We each thought the world of one another.

I'm very proud that you were my mother.

 

You were sweet, smart and so very wise.

I've been devastated because of your demise.

You always said that you loved me and was proud of me but nobody tells me that anymore.

I didn't know just how great you were until I lost you and it makes me feel so sad and poor.

 

It brought me joy when I called you each day.

But sadly, that pleasure has been taken away.

While you were on Earth, I was so blessed.

Merry Christmas Mom, you were truly the best.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

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

I have much less to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving I have much less to be thankful for.

Much less than I did just one year before.

When I lost Mom in March, I lost my mother and my best friend.

I had no idea how sick she was or that her life would abruptly end.

Four months later I lost my Dad as well.

This Thanksgiving I'm living in Hell.

But I am thankful to still have my brother.

We have no parents, we only have each other.

Since March the 6th, I've had very little happiness.

Last year I had much to be thankful for but now I have much less.

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Goodbye Geoffrey

He was a marvelous British actor but his life was something he would lose.

He starred in an episode of Doctor Who and his name was Geoffrey Hughes.

He starred in Keeping Up Appearances as Onslow.

Millions of people were sorry to see this man go.

 

From 1974 to 1983, he starred in Coronation Street.

And from 2001 to 2005, he starred as a rogue in Heartbeat.

When he tried to beat Prostate Cancer, he failed in his endeavour.

He was brilliant and much loved and he'll be remembered forever.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Geoffrey Hughes (1944-2012) who died July 27, 2012.

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Silver Star

Let me tell you about a lady who was great.

But sadly, she passed away back in 2008.

While she lived with her relatives, she had to start working at 14 to be able to survive.

She died at the age of sixty-eight and it's a damn shame that she's no longer alive.

 

She did a great job of raising her kids and she loved them a lot.

I wish that I would've been able to meet her but sadly, I was not.

She was a Leo just like me.

People loved her tremendously.

 

Dennis Paul Presley is her grandson and he's a Morristown City Cop.

She was just as special and nice as my mom and I think that's the tops.

She was the mother of my best friend.

I'd give anything if her life hadn't came to an end.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dedicated to Silver Star/Norma Jean Moore who died August 15, 2008.

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