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I Don’t Have a Penny





I don’t have a penny

I don’t have a dime

I don’t have a great big house

The marble floored kind



I don’t own designer labels

I don’t have anything Chanel

I don’t own a pair of Louboutin’s

Although I’m sure they’d rock my world



I don’t drive a brand new car

I don’t drive a Merc

In fact I don’t drive a car at all

Unless it’s already had a lot of work



I don’t take expensive vacations

I don’t stay in five star hotels

I don’t travel very often

Although I’d love to see the whole world



I didn’t go to Uni

I didn’t get a P. H. D.

I didn’t aim for lots of money

Or to be secure financially



I don’t want fame

I don’t want prestige

I don’t want a spotlight

I’m very content wearing beige



I don’t need approval

I don’t need applause

I don’t need recognition

To hold and stay true to my cause




For I have something solid

I have something real

I have something that’s forever

That no one can destroy or steal



I own a rare Treasure

I own a priceless Pearl

I own a wealth of Talents

Worth more than the whole entire world



I know a shining truth

I know the thoughts of God

I know the news that must be spread

And so with that my feet are shod



This world is an awful mess

This world is on fire

This world is ruled by a betrayer

A killer, and a liar



He offers shiny things

He offers things that appear to be fun

He offers things soon to perish

Things that fade, disappear and run



You can see his mind in the air

You can see the propaganda

You can see the all-pervasive filth

The fake, and the slander



This world is a testimony to his rule

This world has nothing of lasting gain

This world offers naught but heartache

Hard-heartedness and pain



But I know something important

I know the truth

I know this world will soon disappear

There’s a mountain of proof




Soon all the pain will be gone

And all hurts will be healed

All people will live as one

With all their dearest desires filled



The earth will be transformed

The earth will recover

The earth will be populated

With people that truly love one another



Meantime we must endure

We must find a way

We must keep seeking

Keep striving, to listen and obey



There is a secure anchor

There is a trusted guide

There is a guaranteed promise

He will always provide



Jehovah is my confidence

Jehovah is my friend

Jehovah is my shining hope

My towering refuge to the end



Now is the time to focus on the Kingdom’s work

Time to keep a simple eye

Now is the time to support our friends

As shoulder to shoulder we strive



We are proud to be his Witnesses

We are proud to sing his praise

We are proud to bear his name

As we proclaim his loving ways



This is his work

This is his creation

This is his will

To gather together people from every nation



So as we endure

As we obey

As we do the work

We must not listen to anything the world has to say



We listen to Jehovah

Listen to his faithful slave

Listen to his words

His words light the way



So we do our part

We do our best

We do our utmost

Always trusting that Jehovah will do the rest




Just wait

You will see

Just test him out

Jehovah will provide super-abundantly



You don’t need a penny

You don’t need a dime

You don’t need to worry

Jehovah will never, ever, leave you behind!








“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his Righteousness,

and all these other things will be added to you.”

– Matthew 6:33



“May people know that you,

whose name is Jehovah,

You alone are the Most High

over all the earth.”

– Psalm 83:18








“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton



“It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” – Patti Thor



“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”. – Mahatma Gandhi



“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Grenfell



“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison



“Love the earth and sun and animals,

Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,

Stand up for the stupid and crazy,

Devote your income and labor to others.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

– Walt Whitman




Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy quote




“We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God.”

Arthur Hoppe, 1963



“Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.”  – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel



“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism, 1891



“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf



“Your money, or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does.  – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966



“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel



“Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. – Henrik Ibsen









Mick and Rach Collage with place names






I love you because…

…you are a sweet dude!




I love you because…

…you are sweet too!



I love you because…

…you bring me coffee in bed.



I love you because…

…you bring me up when I feel down – so I never get too sad.



(Awww… <3)

I love you because…

…you make me laugh when you dance funny in and out of rooms.



I love you because…

…you love beer and frikandel almost as much as I do. J




I love you because…

…you cry when you feel something deeply.



I love you because…

…you say ‘I love you’ so sweetly!



I love you because…

…you get so excited for me when someone ‘likes’ my poetry blog.



I love you because…

…Jehovah loves you – and you really love Jehovah our God!



-Mick & Rach



– written by Mick & Rach on the occasion of their 4th wedding anniversary

27 March 2013 –




You Are


You Are - Collage



You Are




You are the reason I’m smiling

Smiling each and every day

You are the reason I wanna fly

Fly far, far away


You are the reason the stars come out

Come out to play

You are the reason I’m dreaming

Dreaming the night away


You are the warmth I feel

Feel down to my toes

You are the happy ending to the story

The story nobody knows


You are the one I wanna hold

Wanna hold tight

You are the one that makes everything

Everything all right


You are the one I wanna hug

Wanna hug and kiss

You are the one I can’t help

Can’t help but miss


You are the reason I laugh

Laugh through my tears

You are the reason I’ve given up

Given up all my fears


You are the reason I don’t feel alone

Alone anymore

You are the one who always gives

Gives me more


You are the one I wanna be with forever

Forever and a day

You are the only one who makes me feel

Makes me feel this way


You are the one who’s got me singing

Singing all day long

You are the one who showed me where

Where I belong



You are the golden sunshine

Sunshine on my face

You are the voice

Voice that makes my heart race


You are the endless ocean lapping

Lapping to my shore

You are the future knocking

Knocking at my door


You are the wish I never knew

Never knew I made

You are the truest love

Love that will never fade







Revolving Door





Revolving Door




Nobody loves nobody
Forever anymore
Everybody leaves
Through life’s big revolving door

It’s a hug and a kiss
And then it’s so long
No more ‘I love you’
They’re just gone gone gone

Nobody stays true
Forever anymore
It’s onto the next thing
The endless search for more

It’s a wave and a smile
A giggle and a grin
And their first ‘true’ love
May as well never have been

Forever isn’t forever
For Nobody anymore
Everybody’s going round and round
Life’s big revolving door








I Wish

I Wish



I Wish…




I wish I could touch your smiling face

I wish I could hold the warmth of your hand

I wish we could watch the sunset together

Down on the beach with our toes in the sand




I wish I could look into your kind eyes

I wish I could hear your teasing laugh

I wish we could walk along together

Life’s narrow, thorny, rocky path




I wish I could hug you through winter’s chill

I wish I could be there when the sun don’t shine

I wish we could walk in the rain together

Under a big umbrella that’s yours and mine




I wish I could be there when you sing and shout

I wish I could play every game with you

I wish we could sail that little boat together

A way off into the never ending blue




I wish I could feel the breeze that ruffles your hair

I wish I could swing in a hammock for two

I wish we could really dream together

In a house by the sea with a tropical view




I wish I could drift in the quiet with you

I wish I could discover new things by your side

I wish we could spend every day together

With nothing to fear and nothing to hide




I wish I could share all your troubles

I wish I could take your worries away

I wish we could face every storm together

While we give each other a smile each day




I wish I could talk to you as you fall asleep

I wish I could listen to your voice all the time

I wish we could always be together

I could be yours and you could be mine




I wish I could have you here beside me

I wish I could wake to you every dawn

I wish we could banish the lonely together

Warm and happy and never again forlorn




I wish I could be with you at world’s end

I wish I could work a thousand years with you

I wish we could sing and laugh together

Among the crowd that will see God’s will through




I wish I could see all my wishes come true

I wish I could look into the future and know

I wish we could be there together

Best friends forever where ever we go








“After these things I saw, and, look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation [we owe] to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” – Revelation 7 : 9,10

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more… With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21 : 1, 3, 4



I Can See


I can see




I Can See





I can see a vast rainbow sky

Through all the tears that I cry

I can see laughter in the rain

Washing away the sadness and the pain




I can see the sun breaking through

Turning all the gray to blue

I can see stars sparkling out on the water

And somehow the nights seem shorter




I can see hope in full bloom

As truth sweeps away the gloom

I can see someone holding out a hand

And suddenly it’s not so hard to stand




I can see a heart like mine

As two lost souls combine

I can see a smiling face

As everything falls into place




I can see a word to trust

And all my doubt turns to rust

I can see music in the night

A free spirit dancing soft and light




I can see stars in candlelight

And all the sorrow blinks out of sight

I can see forever in kind eyes

Warmth beside me at sunrise




I can see laughter on the air

A life so rich and without care

I can see children running at play

On a balmy summers day




I can see a family together

No big storms to weather

I can see happiness welling so high

It almost reaches to the sky




I can see a white house by the sea

A place my heart longs to be

I can see water lapping below

As gentle waves ebb and flow




I can see a comfy room

Roses and lilies in fragrant bloom

I can see air and light

And everything feels so right




I can see a butterfly’s fluttering grace

Through sunshine and lace

I can see birds singing loud and strong

Like nothing ever was wrong




I can see work to be done

But somehow it’s nothing but fun

I can see a life built on faith

Each brick solid and ever safe




I can see mountain vistas grand

Testifying to what will always stand

I can see green grass sway

As the sun sets golden on another day




I can see hugs and kisses given

To long missed faces that have arisen

I can see every thing as it should be

Long muted voices singing free




I can see waking up every day

To dreams budding out of decay

I can see a time long surreal

Suddenly becoming all so real




I can see a dark winter forever past

As humanity’s spring time comes at last

I can see a dark night over

As light bursts forth like a supernova




I can see joy and peace and love

Falling down from up above

I can see a life meant to be

A life meant for you and me







“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. “

– John 3:16, Jesus Christ


“For here I am creating new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart. But exult, you people, and be joyful forever in what I am creating…  no more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or the sound of a plaintive cry.” “No more will there come to be a suckling a few days old from that place, neither an old man that does not fulfill his days…  And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing, nor will they bring to birth for disturbance; because they are the offspring made up of the blessed ones of Jehovah, and their descendants with them. And it will actually occur that before they call out I myself shall answer; while they are yet speaking, I myself shall hear.”

– Isaiah 65:17-24


“I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”

– Acts 24:15, the Apostle Paul