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'I Love To Take A Walk'

I love to take a walk
In the early morning breeze.
And hear the birds singing
Among the tall green trees.
And hear the jar flies chattering shrill
And a lone crow calling
High on the hill
It's a time to meditate
Of the days gone by
When the yellow rays
Of sunlight is lighting up the sky.
It's a time of inspiration
No need to be sad.
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice in it and be glad.
God has given me many days on this earth
It seems He has blessed me
Even from my birth.
He has given me two lovely girls
And six sturdy boys to bless our life.
Their mother was a good woman
But cancer took her life.
And I met Mary and fell in love
And she became my wife.
Now we have six boys and four girls
To share our love
And when we leave this old world
I hope to meet them in that land above.
-Popeye (my grandfather), 2005

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Photo: Andrew Moore