When illness  comes your way
And it interrupts the day
When you  can’t  say halt
And too weak to  shout
You  turn to your self
Place the soul on a shelf.
You give a nice speech 
Although  you  wish for  a  beach
This is the deal
There is no free meal
I’ll  fight with my might
Won’t  quit even at night 
I’ll  find the good  in each day
Until God takes  me a way .
Written  by , 
Terry  Shepherd

Pantster Poet

A friend  of  mine  and I  were chatting  today  about  our poetry we both  write. She told  me I was  a Panster, poet. I thought  it was a joke comment  or something  bad, so I  asked  her  what  it meant .  She explained  and when  our chat was  over, I  looked  the  word up. The dictionary  said it means, someone  who writes  with  no plan or thought. Well  that’s  definitely  me most of  the  time. I  will  pull a word out of the air, type  it and see where it goes. Here, I  will  do it right now. The first  word will be,,,,why.

Why do you  call out to me
I hear  the echoes  deep in the sea
I float to surface  to see who’s  there 
But  I  don’t  see you anywhere 
I am now your memories  from your  past
They float within me so they last 
Don’t  keep calling  out my name my dear
For  I am standing  by you, very  near.

Written  by,
Terry  Shepherd 
January  2016


Watching From Afar

The steam is rising
Slowly building in force
Rumblings  are felt
No one prepares
The words spew
Like poison  darts
Fire tips burning
As they Pierce the heart
The speed of each dart
Splatters those standing near
Slowly tearing emotions  apart
You can’t  escape
There’s  no where to run
When you  open your soul
And let love live within
You can silently  weep
You can  pray for all
But in the end
It is theirs  to fall

Written  by , 
Terry  Shepherd 
January  1, 2016


A New Year

A year has passed
We’ve shared some smiles
We shed some tears 
Hugs were sent
Giggles almost heard
We read others words
We made new friends
We gave up the enemies
We lifted each other
We prayed
We rejoiced 
We made it
Through  2015
Through  praying together 
And guidance  from God
We shall  remain
Friends,  bonded
Through   the new year, 2016

Happy New Year  my friends.

Remember  one thing ;  If you drink, do not drive. Better yet, drink within your  own home.


Merry Christmas to all of my Blogging Friends

Christmas  time is here
Some of you  will cheer
Others may spend the day
Alone, no other way
Families  come together
Drive through  wicked weather 
Others will remain in bed 
Lifeless, no tears to shed
Let us not forget the reason
Why we’re here, this Christmas  season 
Our Christ, the Lord was born
He is King, forever  more
I wish each of  you today
A Merry Christmas  and glorious  day.

Written  by , 
Terry  Shepherd 
December  2015




I wonder what people say

Do they wonder if I squander my day?

The media makes me feel

Like I am a square, a real  fifth wheel.

This illness is getting me down

My gait is bad;  all around.

Light-headed is most of days

It keeps me from wanting to play.

Tremors keep me so uptight

I feel like I want to fight.

Arguing always with  myself

Trying not to sit on a shelf.

I don’t want this again and again

I wish I could turn back and then

I’d pack more in each day

Nothing would stand in my way.

I keep God close to my heart

I pray each day at start.

I ask for this one day

To make it through your way.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd








What can I do

Who can I ask

When I don’t like

Leaving the past


Who can help

Keep my memories fresh?

When I look ahead

I can’t give it my best


You say I have a choice?

You say I’m making it too hard?

All I have to do is this?

You say I’m the one tarred?


Oh I get it; your words

I completely understand

I can accept what has changed

Carry the future/past in both  hands.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd




Valentine’s Day

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Did you know

That I love you?

Remember saying this when you were a young girl, waiting to fall in love?


roses_bouquet_3518Today, most of us reading this post have grown-up. Some have loved, lost loves or not found love. Valentine’s Day isn’t what we had thought it would be for ever and ever. The next poem below is one that I wrote for all of the rest who know what it is like to be alone on the Lover’s day of the year.

Valentine’s Day

I dreamed of you for many years

You broke my heart and I shed tears

My heart is broken yet today

When Jesus took you far away

Then there was the one man of all

I never met him but I didn’t  fall

Woman and woman, man and man

Love feels the same in love’s plan

But because I have these feelings deep

And I don’t have a mate with me to see

I think that I will pass on cards

I think I will push this holiday far

To all those lucky enough to be

In a relationship for all the world to see

I wish you Happy Valentine’s day

I hope you are happy in every way.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


My Hero/ The Daily Post

My Hero

Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life.



What is a hero

Is it described in one word

Is it only one person

Can he fly like a bird


Maybe the hero

In your life is

The one who loves you daily

The one who plants a kiss


Could your hero be a stranger

Whom you have never met

But admired all his actions

And of him you even dreamt


Could the hero be your grandma

Who let you sit upon her lap

When tears were slowly falling

Then she’d lull you into a nap


What about your parents

Who you always claimed too strict

But now that you are grown

They did teach you just a bit


Or was it that school teacher

Who cracked the learning whip

Could she possibly be the reason

You are now taking that business trip


I don’t think there is one hero

I rather believe that there are many

The ones who touched your life

And left memories so plenty.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd








A day of thanks

A day of food

A day to rest

A day of good


A day to listen

A day to share

A day for all

A day to care


A day to give

A day to pray

A day to think

A day given us today.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I hope all of you enjoyed the day. I pray we all remembered those without. I had a very nice time last weekend with my boys and their families. I had an enjoyable evening with my daughter and her family. It was so nice, I  spent the night and returned home this morning.

You can tell I was quite relaxed by the photo taken of me Thanksgiving evening.

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