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~*`THE OLD PATHS OF AMERICAN LIFE*~(Dedication)

~*`DIVINE TREE WITHIN LIFE`*~

`~*`RE'BIRTH OF EARTHLY LIFE`*~

~*`ELVIS IN HAWAII**HERE YOU COME AGAIN`*~

~*`WORLD WAR I 100th ANNIVERSARY`*~



~*`POETRY IS THE CREATION OF BEAUTY`*~

~*`MANSION ON MY HILL`*~

~*~`PROMISES OF ETERNAL LOVE `*~

~*`I SAW GOD TODAY`*~

~*`GOD SAW THAT MAN WAS LONELY`*~

~*`BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION`*~

~*`GARDENIAS IN HER HAIR`*~

~*`A LITTLE BIRD'S MESSAGE FROM GOD ABOVE`*~

~*`ON WINGS OF A PRAYER`*~

~*`BLUEBIRD OF SPRING`*~

~`PRETTY YELLOW BIRD``*~

~*`SWEET BLUE BIRD OF PARADISE`*~

~*`MY SNOWBIRD FRIENDS`*~

~*`EARLY MORNING BLESSINGS~*`~(`REVISED`)

~*`TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER `*~

~*`HAPPY 4th OF JULY~`AMERICA'S NEW SONG`*~

~*`MY UNDYING ROSE OF LOVE`*~

~*`PRELUDE TO 4TH OF JULY`~`PRAY FOR U S TROOPS!`*~

~*`IN APPRECIATION FOR BIRTHDAY WELL WISHES`*~

~*` USA `FLAG DAY `*~ Celebrated on`06/14/14`

~*`IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING`**~**1945**~

~*`FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY `*~

~*`KITTY'S LOVE UNDER A SILVERY MOON`*~

~*`MY ROSE OF SHARON`*~ #2

~*`MAJESTIC GLORY OF GOD`*~

~*~`A DIVINE SOULMATE`~*~

~*`DESTINED SOULMATES`*~

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~*~` THE STURDY OAK TREE `~*~

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~*~` THE STURDY OAK TREE `~*~

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High on a hill there's an old oak tree
Where we spent our young days, you and me,
Hiding away from the rest of our peers
Wanting to be alone to share our fears...

`*``*`

Fears of our growing up much too fast
Changes taking place from our secure past,
No longer were we just friendly pals it seems
Our emotions changed as we grew into teens...

`*``*`

Under the old oak, we shared a new dream
Watching oak leaves drift down the stream,
Wondering how far they'd sail like a boat
Before reaching journey's end of their float...

`*``*`

The thought of the future so far away in years
Was enough to bring my young heart to tears,
Knowing that soon you'd be going away
Like the oak leaves leaving with no say...

`*``*`

You carved both our initials before you went away
On that solid old bark that lived forever and a day,
With tears in your voice you whispered,
"I'll RETURN TO YOU!"
As I clung to you, crying,
"I'll ALWAYS FOREVER BE TRUE!...

`*``*`

You served your time to your country in blue
Taking my life's young heart along with you,
Now when I visit you under that old oak tree
I thank God that our fears are finally free!...

`*``*`

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Copyrightę*2008*
`*``*`
`*`MaryJane Balthazar`*`

Audio:
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Thank_You Balan for mentioning this song
It also is a teen-age favorite of mine!







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~*~` THE STURDY OAK TREE `~*~


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