MPDisplay Poem: King On Main

King On Main
 
Though the glass I saw myself today
 
Standing on the corner of Hazard’s main
 
In the mist of slight lightening and rain
 
Though cloudy and grey as the day truly was
 
I still looked as a king smoking a Marlboro
 
Could it be for a moment in time I was ?
 
“A King !”
 
No it was only visions though mind
 
Just wishful thoughts, same place, different time
 
When I was free and life seemed easy
 
Like words from an old Seger tune
 
Which say
 
Sometimes even now when I feel alone and beat
 
I drift back in time and I find my feet
 
Down on main street
written by Floyd Jett 02-03-08
rewritten &and published 05-20-2010
Breathitt Advocate
Trials and Tribulation Column
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MPDisplay Poem: Family

Family
Help the bad with the good and those in need

 Of attention

To  not stray so far they can’t find  their way

Patience and tolerance for differences is key

 In trying times

The strength of one, may be tested though all

And the weakness of one, might be strengthened

 For the good of all

The times are always changing and nothing ever 

 Stays the same for long 

Still, when you get down to the heart of the matter

 The best of families always make a difference

Mama always kept our family close 

 For the good of all 

Once when our mom was asked by another  

Which  Of her siblings of nine, did she love the best

Her reply was simple, yet well rounded

She said;

I think I always love the one that is sick the most 

  “Family 
The Breathitt Advocate 
 Trials and Tribulations Column 
 written by Floyd Jett 
04-05-10 for edition 04-08-10 
Revised for MPDisplay and republished
09-18-12 
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MPDisplay Poems: Better Man, I, Religion and Change

Publishing of  Poems by Floyd Jett
From his Trials and Tribulation Column

The Breathitt Advocate
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MPDisplay Poem: Just For Today

Just For Today
 
 I choose not to lay down and wait any longer 
 
     For things to change or come my way by chance
 
 I long to much for something different in life
 
  I admit, I’m not always right, nor often even sure
 
   Of all the things that could be or will be to come
 
  Still I realize, life isn’t safe for even the surest of men
 
 And confidence is an asset acquired though living
 
  From learning and trying,  and taking chances
 
 Just for today, I realize time is short, a whisper !
 
  Of thoughts for only a moment in mind and time
 
 Just for today,  I have a personal decision to make
 
 And this decision could easily affect all my tomorrows
 
 Yet, it is a chance I must take for all the right reasons
 
Of which I can foresee at this special moment
 
  Then time will be the judge of all my good intentions
 
 Because this day,  I realize,  I can live or die
 
 Knowing I made a stand though choice of decisions
 
To not wait for a fantasy to come, but to help it be
 
  Or let it go,  if fate finds my best efforts not good enough
 
 For this day,  I understand the relationship of confidence
 
Though faith in a higher power, the source of all wisdom
  The Breathitt Advocate
 Trials and Tribulation Column
  written: 4/20/2010 by Floyd Jett
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MPDisplay one of a kind~ Snapshotand and Poem: Rebel

Rebel
 
A rebel without a cause
 
Is a rebel that is free
 
and lives not under
 
any form of tyranny
 
 Mountain Poets Display
written by Floyd Jett 09-07-08
Published MPDisplay 05-25-2012
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“He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.”
Quote by~Thomas Paine
About Thomas Payne
Wrote the pamphlet: Common Sense
“Credited with sparking the American Revolution”
 
The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives. The only method of doing this is to assume a perfect resignation to the Divine will, to consider that whatever does happen, must happen; and that, by our uneasiness, we cannot prevent the blow before it does fall, but we may add to its force after it has fallen. These considerations, and others such as these, may enable us in some measure to surmount the difficulties thrown in our way; to bear up with a tolerable degree of patience under the burden of life; and to proceed with a pious and unshaken resignation, till we arrive at our journey’s end, when we may deliver up our trust into the hands of Him who gave it, and receive such reward as to him shall seem proportioned to our merit.
Quote by~THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to John Page, Jul. 15, 1763

about Thomas Jefferson
3rd President of The United States of America 
The principal author of the Declaration of  Independence
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