These are stories that have been floating around cyberspace for some time.
They eventually find their way to the Old Man. He saves some, he deletes
some. Most come without any mention of an author. If you know the author of
any of the "unknown author" stories contained here, please let the Old Man know.
"One Bloom Today"
I would rather have a rose from a garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one single word of kindness said to me
Than flattery around my grave when life has ceased to be.
So bring to me one flower, be it pink or white or red
For I'd rather have one bloom today than a truckload when I'm dead.
If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours.
If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.
If it sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food,
uses your telephone, takes your money, and never behaves as if you actually
set it free in the first place, you either married it or gave birth to it!!
Mary had a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school each day,
T'wasn't even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
To have a Lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name.
Every day got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gun shots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime,
That's in our schools today?
Let's let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through
So when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And God will do the rest.