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Snow Fence

snow fence with mountains in background

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Fence

Along the endless roadways, like many in the west,
you would see them stretched for miles, doing their wintry best
to keep the blowing snow off main highways and road –
a hundred feet back and four-foot high, in red, they were the code.

You’d see them before the snows came, snaking, winding, low or high
not thinking much about them, as the grasses tried to hide
them, growing up high between their slats, blocking the reddened dye
as you whizzed by on the highway; taking them in stride.

You came to expect their presence, as many were up year round
and stretched for endless miles nearly going from town to town.
for they also stopped the tumbleweed from flying across the road
and changing the course of a speeding car; making sure it slowed.

But the wintry winds are fast to come that bring the heaps of snow
and like a bird on silent wing, they can surprise you unaware.
But the picket fence, standing tall, waves defiance at its foe
as it performs its sentinel duty, always standing; always there.

copyright © 2012 T.J. Gargano

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God, Keep Us Always

This is actually a song I wrote for my first daughter, Amy’s, wedding.

Our second daughter, Betsy  – who is a lovely singer having sung plays in Chicago for a couple of years, up in Montana and in Denver  –  was originally going to sing it,

but…. she came down with a very sore throat and that left Dad – me –  to sing it at the wedding…

..double-duty for me…..walking Amy down the aisle ….after singing her wedding song……she probably thought she was going to be the more nervous that day.  haha.

GOD, Keep Us Always

GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
always and blessed by your love.
GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
with blessings each day from above.

When roads become rocky and life seems to stir.
When visions are fuzzy and life’s all a blur.
We pray your love keeps us and guides us along
with beautiful flowers and birds in sweet song.

GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
always and blessed by your love.
GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
with blessings each day from above.

When dreams turn to wishes and heartaches do burn.
When roads become narrow, don’t know where to turn.
We pray your love keeps us and guides us along
With beautiful flowers and birds in sweet song.

GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
always and blessed by your love.
GOD
we pray that your love keeps us always,
always…..in love.

copyright © 2012 T.J. Gargano

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