two emerald coals
floating eight inches
from the floor.
gone on padded paws.

Sandy Benda©December 2016
Written 1962


Robert R. Johnson, The Truth Is, The Truth

Robert R. Johnson of Anchorage, AK wrote this wonderful article which was originally posted on his Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/robert.r.johnson.1466

Today I placed my S&W .357 Revolver on the table right next to my front door. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.

In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the entire world, for Murders.

These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the U.S. ALL 4 of these cities are controlled by Democrats.

It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data – right?

Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.

Lord, I Am Cold!

Oh, Lord I am cold,
this coating of ice
protects my delicate shell
Lord I am cold

let the Spring come soon
I suffer now
I will transition,
to take root quickly

The fruit I will bear,
the beauty I will share
but now,
I am cold!

Mac McGovern©
10 December 2014

Author Note:
Photo Credit: Olivia McGovern

Our Lady, A Tribute

This is the cover of the book I am publishing of my Uncle Jerry McGovern’s poetry with In Memoriam poetry written by me in his memory. Jerry wrote some wonderful poetry and I cannot thank Cheryl McGovern enough for helping make this book possible.

Look for it around Christmas. I will post the date on here and notify family and friends.

I am going to price the book at cost plus shipping for family and friends.

It will be available to order on Amazon and as a Kindle download. Any questions, contact me at poetmacmcgovern@aol.com