The snow on the ground is six feet deep.
I’m watching the snow flakes fall, though I
Should be fast asleep.
It’s just so exciting thinking of tomorrow’s fun.
The snowman I’ll build, and the long sledge run.
Snowball fights, with my best friend.
Oh I wish this night would come to an end.
The forecast is snow for at least a week.
With all this excitement how could I sleep?
The Lepers (1988)
I have often thought of the lepers ten
You know the ones jesus made clean and healthy again
Disgusting wretches, save but just one
Couldn’t they have said “Thank You?”
After all he had done?
But wait just a minute,
Oh the disgrace.
It’s hit me dear Jesus like a slap in the face.
I belong to that group of nine.
You cleanse me from the Leprosy of sin,
time after time.
Forgive me Jesus Lord
Of the present, the future and the past
I returned to say,
“Thank You” at last.
Daddy’s Welcome speech at Celtic Reunion
Dear Friends, Old Pals
This is a dream come true
How splendid, what a pleasure
To spend the evening with you
There is so much to talk about
I know we will recall
Every magical moment of our
Careers in football
I’m sure you’ll enjoy your meal
If in patches, between corners,
Penalties and our triumphant matches.
So let’s make this a night to bring
A sparkle to our eyes
As we remember the days
Back in “Paradise”
The Wonder of God’s beauty revealed through the eyes of innocence. Short poems by a dear deceased friend of mine, Pauline McKenna (nee McAlinden) daughter of the late Jimmy McAlinden of Belfast Celtic and Northern Ireland fame and an F.A. Cup Medal winner with Portsmouth.
I want to praise you Jesus
don’t let me feel shy
we both know I’m not worthy
but do you want me to try?
My love for you is selfish
At least this much I know
Only with your help Dear Jesus
I know my love will grow.
It’s a task I have come to relish
And although I am full of pride
I can overcome it with you
Close by my side.
I searched for Jesus everywhere
Then realised “He” was always there
Patient and loving and willing to share,
His Holy Spirit with all who would care,
To trust in Jesus Crucified,
Who forgave our sins even as he died
A horrendous death on Calvary
our triumphant saviour set us free.
Invite Jesus into your life
Put an end to worry and strife
Live with inner tranquillity
Which Jesus purchased for you and me!
The Potato (1977)
I never thought of myself as a SPUD
Even while living in all that MUD
After all King Edward was my name
I thought I had every right to Fame
One day I was picked and thrown in a sack
Then a strong man carried me off on his back
I was chopped, peeled and generally pulled asunder
I’m famous now,
I’m “Golden Wonder!”