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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