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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are poetry, but I also share short stories, photography, and a few surprises along the way. You are invited to sit a spell and find something that you like.  I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing.  You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.

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Welcome to another Wednesday with Big Sky Buckeye.  Someone recently asked me if I picked my blog name so it would rhyme.  While I enjoy writing poetry with rhymes, the rhyming of the blog name is purely by chance.  Speaking of chance, are you a golfer?  Or perhaps you enjoy a chance to escape from work once in awhile, especially on a sunny, autumn afternoon.  Feel free to step into a humorous short story in “Afternoon Rendezvous.”

In addition to the poetry, view another journal entry posted on October 23 in From My Journal.  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are encouraged to read a quote updated on October 23 from the writings of pastor, speaker, and author John Maxwell.  His words remind us of how our lives influence the next generation.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  Farmers in central Ohio have been busy with harvest (corn and soybeans).  Check out the new photograph added on October 16 in the Photo Gallery. 

Recent Posts

You will find a variety of poems from the past couple of weeks. Each post is linked to take you right to its location.  Other poems and writings can be found in the archives.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Rendezvous

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The pace of work at Bill’s office has been in a full-fledged frenzy.  He has been working diligently, with little relaxation, as he has labored countless hours in landing a new account for his marketing business.

Seeing a beautiful autumn afternoon, Bill checks his calendar.  All looks free for an afternoon rendezvous with one of his favorite places . . . a splendid 18 holes on the golf course.

As he quietly leaves the office, Bill instructs his secretary to hold down the fort . . . “keep the boss off of my back for three hours.”

About two hours later, Bill’s boss shows up.  He needs to catch up with Bill about this new account.  Let’s eavesdrop on the conversation between the boss and Bill’s ever-protective secretary.

The boss asks the secretary, “Where’s Bill at?  I need to check on his progress with our newest account.”

She dutifully replies, “He’s working on his game.”

“What game?”

“He’s working to land this new account that’s better than par.”

“Well, I hope he keeps his eyes focused on the prize, just like an eagle.”

“Oh, I’m sure he’s looking for lots of birdies, perhaps an eagle or two”

As the boss leaves the office, he turns around and smiles, “Bill really is my ‘ace in the hole’ around here.”

Meanwhile at this same moment on the golf course, Bill tees off on the short Par-3, 13th hole.  His ball carries straight and true, lands softly on the green, and meanders right into the hole. 

A hole-in-one . . . an ACE!

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From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

I awake with a heavy heart, but then God’s words of righteousness and deliverance energize my soul.  I am now ready to continue my day’s journey because God is indeed my rock and my fortress.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated October 23)

John Maxwell Quote

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While you can’t do much about your ancestors, you can influence your descendants greatly.

From Psalm 127:1:  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.”

Haiku Series #29 (With God)

Light

Facing harsh darkness

God delivers us with light—

Resurrection comes

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Grace

God’s Grace comes to all

Turning weakness to power—

Accept His free gift

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Jesus

He is life’s true source

Nothing can replace Jesus—

Our only Savior

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Buckminster Fuller Quotes

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You will never be given a task that you cannot handle.  Your reward in life for learning the lesson is a bigger lesson.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

Monday Memories: Journey to America

This poem was originally published in November, 2018.  It has been updated in a few places to enhance the message.  Witness the impact of America’s open door to immigrants with this poem.  

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Images of immigrants arriving at America’s shores

Families hope the United States offers much more

 

Huddled and crowded together on ships bound for another land

Dreaming of moving forward and receiving an outstretched hand

 

Most Americans trace immigrants back to their family roots

Their ancestors arrived ready to energize lives with a boost

 

 

 

Singer Neil Sedaka proclaims the immigrants’ anxious arrival

“The Immigrant” sings of America waiting, without any denial

 

Coming to America is immortalized as Neil Diamond sings

“America” tells a fascinating story that only his lyrics bring

 

Both Sedaka and Diamond write beautiful and appropriate text

America can do better than people shouting, “You are not next”

 

 

 

Imagine the excitement felt upon seeing Lady Liberty

She has welcomed people to America for an eternity

 

Her torch offers a brilliant beacon of new hope and light

America extends a welcoming hand, ending their plight

 

This openhearted Lady, gifted from France, stands solemn

She invites the less fortunate to disembark in long columns

 

 

 

Emma Lazarus, an offspring of immigrants, expresses it best

Her poetic words in “The New Colossus” surely pass the test

 

Her inspiring words paint an ironic and emotional image for all

To see how a mighty Lady and America will forever stand tall

 

 

 

America’s melting pot overflows from a gentle and peaceful place

Tales from immigrants deserve to be heard without undue haste

 

Immigration has recently become a passionate, national debate

America’s history shows patience in opening its welcome gate

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The lyrics of “The Immigrant” can be found at Neil Sedaka.

The lyrics of “America” can be found at Neil Diamond.

The verses of “The New Colossus” can be found at Emma Lazarus.