Author Archives: Butch Dean

About Butch Dean

I was born and raised in the mid-west and attended high school in the '50's. My paths in life have taken me from a teenager in the fifties to the U.S. Navy in the sixties; from a blue collar worker to a nursing degree; from Illinois-Arkansas-Florida-Tennessee and back to my hometown in Illinois. Many roads have I traveled and many travelers have I met along the way, all with stories to be told. With my faith in God and “dust on my shoes,” I travel the writer’s path. My poetry and writings are about faith, hope, love and the human condition. It is my sincere hope that the thoughts expressed will find a way to speak to your heart and soul. "It's never too late and you are never too old to do what you’ve always wanted to do.”

The Passing of Time

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As a brand new morning begins to wake

With a glimpse of light in the eastern sky;

I think about all of my days gone by.

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So many days I have had in my life.

Did I use them wisely or did I waste my time?

In all of those days that once were mine.

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What days I have left are precious now.

 Through aging eyes, it’s clear to see,

 My days are less than they used to be.

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Copyright © 2011

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The Days of Youth

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As I walk along this familiar path,

Yesterdays return to me.

Those days of youth so long ago,

Thoughts of home and family.

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Summer love that warmed my heart,

That first kiss in the pouring rain.

Embracing, vowing, ever to be,

Then summer ended, as did the dream.

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Age has found its place in me,

As I recall what used to be.

Memories of yesteryears,

Thoughts of home and family.

 ~~~

Copyright © 2012

Categories: attitude, Bible, Christian, encouragement, faith, family, friends, hometown, hope, inspiration, Journal, Life, Love, memories, Reflections, Spirituality, thoughts | 2 Comments

Another Sleepless Night

Softly, without notice,

light blends to darkness.

Like cat paws…

night sounds begin

to call my name.

 

Quietly, I lay awake

listening to the silence.

In the dark…

Thoughts of morning

Within my mind.

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He Calms the Storm

“He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.”* A passage from the book of Psalms. A thought for another day in this busy world. You don’t have to sail alone…let Him help you.

* NKJV

Categories: attitude, Bible, Christian, encouragement, faith, family, friends, hope, inspiration, Life, Love, memories, Reflections, Religion, Spirituality, thoughts | 1 Comment

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