Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Upon the walls of our home are pictures of our family;
The children when they were little and the adults they grew to be.
Dotted across the walls are the grandchildren
Who reminds us of our children as they were then.

We have been very blessed to have such a life filled with love
For this we should thank the Man up above.
I thank Him every day for sending you to me
For without you this family would never be.

I feel very blessed that you came into my life
And asked me to share your world and be your wife.
I want to take this time to tell you how special you are to me;
If you were not in my life, it would be so empty.

You have brought joy to my life as I see the grandchildren smile
When they get to see their Papa for a while.
You have filled my life with happiness in so many ways. 
I want to say, Happy Father’s Day, with all of my love, forever and always.

Carol Darlene Owens

Tribute to My Dad

When my dad joined the army and went off to war,
He knew exactly what he was fighting for;
To stand and protect those he was leaving behind,
And so every American could have peace of mind.
He fought so this country would remain free
And it would be a safer place for you and me.
He was fighting so we would have the right to vote,
And freedom for a newspaper to print a quote.
So you and I can choose where we live,
For this, his life he was willing to give.
A United States Army uniform with pride he wore.
An oath to his country with honor he swore.
Today, when a soldier in uniform I see,
I remember the things my dad taught me.
As long as the Stars and Stripes are in sight,
There will be brave men and women to continue the fight.
As I say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag flying high
I think of our men and women who were willing to die.
Because of them we can say “God Bless America” without fear.
For this, my heart fills with pride and to my eye brings a tear.
Let us all stand proud and tall with our hand across our heart
And remember how this great country got its start.
I say “thank you” to my dad for fighting for his country,
And returning safely to teach these things to my sister and me.

Carol Darlene Owens  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I will not give in to you.
I will not let you control my life.
I will not give you power over me.
I will not let you destroy me.

I will defeat you.
I will overpower you.
I will keep control over you.
I will overcome your hold.

Pain, go away.
Pain, I do not want you.
Pain, you have no place in my life.
Pain, I am stronger than you.

I will not surrender to you.
I will face you head on.
Pain, you have been defeated.
I have survived another day.  

Carol Darlene Owens