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  4. <title>An Occasional Verse - Daily Poem</title>
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  6. An Occasional Verse is Poetry for the Everyday Poet. A website devoted to enabling poets easy access to publishing their occasional verse, poetry collections, poems, lyrics, odes, songs and sonnets.  We give poets the ability to instantly publish their poems.  This feed is generated from our home page's Daily Poem section.  Every day a new poem is posted.
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  14.    <title>A Cup Of English Tea</title>
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  18.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
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  22.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;January 21, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I once discovered happiness&lt;br&gt;in a cup of English tea&lt;br&gt;Grandmother Funk had brewed a batch&lt;br&gt;and shared her thoughts with me&lt;br&gt;We spoke of everyone she knew&lt;br&gt;in Nineteen Fifty Nine&lt;br&gt;The family and its history&lt;br&gt;her thoughts she did refine&lt;br&gt;Born before the century&lt;br&gt;so many tales she'd tell&lt;br&gt;Of English Irish origin&lt;br&gt;her words my heart did swell&lt;br&gt;Grandfather Funk was quite the man&lt;br&gt;devoted and unique&lt;br&gt;She spoke of all his escapades&lt;br&gt;as through the past we'd peek&lt;br&gt;She'd told me of those joyful times&lt;br&gt;that I might recognize&lt;br&gt;Hidden there within her heart&lt;br&gt;that love could not disguise &lt;br&gt;Family thoughts and memories&lt;br&gt;a blizzard she lived through&lt;br&gt;Trips to almost everywhere&lt;br&gt;and all her dreams come true&lt;br&gt;How beautiful and wonderful&lt;br&gt;it was to share this day&lt;br&gt;As Nana and her memories&lt;br&gt;were placed upon display&lt;br&gt;And though she now has stepped beyond&lt;br&gt;the times that we did share&lt;br&gt;I still so often recollect&lt;br&gt;her in that kitchen chair&lt;br&gt;The teapot that was whistling&lt;br&gt;the fragrance and her smile&lt;br&gt;And as these thoughts I do recall &lt;br&gt;she does my heart beguile</description>
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  27.    <title>I Looked For God</title>
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  31.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  32. <category>Poetry</category>
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  35.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;June 13, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I looked for God the other day&lt;br&gt;In everything I saw&lt;br&gt;And hoped that he would see me there&lt;br&gt;And might my name recall&lt;br&gt;I sensed him there within the wind&lt;br&gt;That whispered through the trees&lt;br&gt;And there upon the mountaintops&lt;br&gt;That glacier snows did freeze&lt;br&gt;I found him on the forests edge&lt;br&gt;And on the oceans shore&lt;br&gt;Deep within the darkest night&lt;br&gt;When sunlight is no more&lt;br&gt;I sought him in the rainbow's hue&lt;br&gt;And in a child's smile&lt;br&gt;Most often in a mother's heart&lt;br&gt;Whose love does us beguile&lt;br&gt;I spied in the steeple top&lt;br&gt;Where bells do peel each day&lt;br&gt;And there beside the hummingbird&lt;br&gt;Whose beauties on display&lt;br&gt;I captured him within my dreams&lt;br&gt;And there upon the sea&lt;br&gt;And through it all kept wondering&lt;br&gt;Is he aware of me</description>
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  40.    <title>I Send My Gratitude</title>
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  44.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  45. <category>Poetry</category>
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  48.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;July 08, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;To those of you who've touched my time&lt;br&gt;I send my gratitude&lt;br&gt;Much better is each day I know&lt;br&gt;You've changed my latitude&lt;br&gt;Constantly you reappear &lt;br&gt;To linger in my heart&lt;br&gt;My course assured to wonderment&lt;br&gt;As you my pathways chart&lt;br&gt;With friendship you have brought to me&lt;br&gt;The gift of precious gold&lt;br&gt;For memories of times we've shared&lt;br&gt;Have helped each day unfold&lt;br&gt;Midst doldrums in a stormy sea&lt;br&gt;Your love my compass true&lt;br&gt;Your star at night the darkness broke&lt;br&gt;Revealing skies of blue&lt;br&gt;There are so many names you share&lt;br&gt;Yet each one is unique&lt;br&gt;For now they are a part of me&lt;br&gt;As I new treasures seek&lt;br&gt;Courage, love and energy&lt;br&gt;Happiness and strength&lt;br&gt;I have become more diligent&lt;br&gt;With dreams of endless length&lt;br&gt;So let your heart know of this gift&lt;br&gt;That constantly we share&lt;br&gt;And too remember for all time&lt;br&gt;Your thoughts are in my care&lt;br&gt;Knowing and protecting them&lt;br&gt;As they have done for me&lt;br&gt;T'is wonderful to recognize&lt;br&gt;When true love's given free</description>
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  53.    <title>Louis M. Devaney</title>
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  57.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  58. <category>Poetry</category>
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  61.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;August 07, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;On birthdays we remember &lt;br&gt;Those hearts we love the most&lt;br&gt;Then when their time has moved along&lt;br&gt;We of their memory boast&lt;br&gt;One man for me remarkable&lt;br&gt;With energy and grace&lt;br&gt;Respecting life and history&lt;br&gt;He made a better place&lt;br&gt;He cared for everyone he met&lt;br&gt;In such a special way&lt;br&gt;Worked each day with diligence&lt;br&gt;Knew how to romp and play&lt;br&gt;His life was too his passion&lt;br&gt;His garden and his work&lt;br&gt;He cleaned like none that came before&lt;br&gt;His duties he'd not shirk&lt;br&gt;He was a father and a son&lt;br&gt;A husband and a friend&lt;br&gt;His days would start with energy&lt;br&gt;That lasted till the end&lt;br&gt;He knew what life was all about&lt;br&gt;His God was close beside&lt;br&gt;Acknowledging this man of strength&lt;br&gt;With passion zeal and pride&lt;br&gt;And now with heaven as his realm&lt;br&gt;He counsels and consoles&lt;br&gt;A true purveyor of God's love&lt;br&gt;With never any tolls</description>
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  66.    <title>A Knowing Smile</title>
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  70.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  71. <category>Poetry</category>
  72.    <guid></guid>
  74.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;November 22, 2007&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;You wear a knowing smile now&lt;br&gt;A twinkle in your eye&lt;br&gt;Bringing back those memories &lt;br&gt;When life was not a lie&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;You toured before ten thousand strong&lt;br&gt;On music you were bred&lt;br&gt;The Quarter was your nursery&lt;br&gt;The Rising Sun your bed&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Your brother was the ivory&lt;br&gt;Worn thin you played them well&lt;br&gt;When all the ladies gathered round&lt;br&gt;Sad stories they would tell&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;A friend to every wayward gal&lt;br&gt;Who came to watch and wait&lt;br&gt;Your fingers would caress their words&lt;br&gt;The nighttime was your fate&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;A minstrel and a vagabond&lt;br&gt;You lived through every song&lt;br&gt;And some day you'll be going back &lt;br&gt;To where you do belong&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;From Baton Rouge through Memphis town&lt;br&gt;Then on to old Nashville&lt;br&gt;You opened and you closed the night&lt;br&gt;As rock bands always will&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;And though these times are history&lt;br&gt;They always do return&lt;br&gt;It's then we'll see that knowing smile&lt;br&gt;That day long nights did burn&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;You wear a knowing smile now&lt;br&gt;Forever and a day&lt;br&gt;Rockollections of those times&lt;br&gt;When rock and roll you'd play</description>
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  79.    <title>I Wonder</title>
  81.    <link></link>
  83.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  84. <category>Poetry</category>
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  87.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;December 28, 2008&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;I wonder is their love again&lt;br&gt;And will I have the chance&lt;br&gt;To share with her the universe&lt;br&gt;And taste of sweet romance&lt;br&gt;I wonder if she'll tell me true&lt;br&gt;And if she'll make me smile&lt;br&gt;Take my hand into her own &lt;br&gt;And too my heart beguile&lt;br&gt;And will she be my confidante&lt;br&gt;My intimate my friend&lt;br&gt;Sharing secrets and new thoughts&lt;br&gt;As we our lives do blend&lt;br&gt;And will she be my melody&lt;br&gt;My harmony my cure&lt;br&gt;Where everything is done for love&lt;br&gt;With no one keeping score&lt;br&gt;I wonder if she'll walk with me&lt;br&gt;Through time that endless seems&lt;br&gt;Touch the shooting stars each night&lt;br&gt;And linger in my dreams&lt;br&gt;Share the future day by day&lt;br&gt;Replacing too the past&lt;br&gt;Then walk with me the ocean's rim&lt;br&gt;Where feelings always last&lt;br&gt;I wonder if I'll learn from her&lt;br&gt;And will she mentor me&lt;br&gt;Bout things that fill her heart with love&lt;br&gt;Both truth and fantasy&lt;br&gt;And if we'll share tomorrows joy&lt;br&gt;While living it today&lt;br&gt;Giving dreams a chance to be&lt;br&gt;And warmth to never stray&lt;br&gt;I wonder if she's wondering&lt;br&gt;These wonders I reveal&lt;br&gt;The wonderment two people share&lt;br&gt;When fate their lives does seal&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Devin</description>
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  92.    <title>When God Does Touch You</title>
  94.    <link></link>
  96.    <pubDate>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  97. <category>Poetry</category>
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  100.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;October 28, 2009&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;When God does touch you with new life&lt;br&gt;His touch brings happiness&lt;br&gt;And in each moment that you share&lt;br&gt;He does your days caress&lt;br&gt;No matter they be difficult &lt;br&gt;Or fraught with pain and tears&lt;br&gt;He always will remain with you&lt;br&gt;Eliminating fears&lt;br&gt;He brings you courage and new hope&lt;br&gt;The strength to carry on&lt;br&gt;Though burdens may to heavy be&lt;br&gt;With him they are quick gone&lt;br&gt;He knows that you are fragile too&lt;br&gt;He made you as you are&lt;br&gt;Protecting you from every foe&lt;br&gt;With him there is no scar&lt;br&gt;First and most assuredly&lt;br&gt;He is that special friend&lt;br&gt;Who brings you comfort and true love&lt;br&gt;Until your days do end&lt;br&gt;He never will ignore your needs&lt;br&gt;Forsake you for your sin&lt;br&gt;But rather he'll forgive your faults&lt;br&gt;So life can new begin&lt;br&gt;His energy is part of you&lt;br&gt;With you he will remain&lt;br&gt;So he can help your dreams come true&lt;br&gt;And all your wishes gain&lt;br&gt;With him there is fulfillment too&lt;br&gt;So each day you can grow&lt;br&gt;And like the river to the sea&lt;br&gt;Your time will easy flow&lt;br&gt;So when the days seem upside down&lt;br&gt;And mountains are to high&lt;br&gt;Please understand he'll be with you&lt;br&gt;When dreams do fill the sky&lt;br&gt;And most importantly of all&lt;br&gt;He'll listen as you choose&lt;br&gt;The path in life that you must take&lt;br&gt;With him you'll never lose&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Devin</description>
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  105.    <title>A Bloody Mary Morning</title>
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  109.    <pubDate>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  110. <category>Poetry</category>
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  113.    <description>Written By: David Devaney&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;January 01, 2003&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Salt and celery fill each glass&lt;br&gt;with juice and vodka clear.&lt;br&gt;The bloody Mary afterglow&lt;br&gt;helps headaches disappear.&lt;br&gt;Of every age they come in droves&lt;br&gt;to seaside ocean grills.&lt;br&gt;Where shrimp and catfish menu fare&lt;br&gt;help satiate their wills.&lt;br&gt;To piers extending o'er the sea&lt;br&gt;so many folks do come.&lt;br&gt;To end the aches from yester-eve&lt;br&gt;that beat now like a drum.&lt;br&gt;So if my friend you elbows bend&lt;br&gt;with dance and song and cheer.&lt;br&gt;Know the feelings of this joy&lt;br&gt;in mornings reappear.</description>
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