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.”

I Have a Match


One small match

will light my way;

one flicker of light

will hold the darkness back.


One more passing day

one more lonely night;

then I shall hear

your footsteps upon the path.


You will sit down

and in a while,

share with me your voice;

and my heart will surely smile.


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Living Our Days


Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12


 With each sunrise, we are one day closer to the finish line. Hopefully, we live each day with anticipation. No two days are alike. Each day is different from the day before. We may get stuck in a rut for a period of time and cause each day to seem the same, but they are unique. If we would consider each day as a gift, perhaps the day ahead would take on new meaning, new anticipation.

Our days are numbered, but for each of us, that number is unknown. How we spend our days is in our hands. .Today will be a memory tomorrow. Hopefully, with each sunset, we can know we lived the day wisely…with anticipation…with hope.

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