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My real name is Jim.  I live in Zurich , Ontario , Canada, single now but been married twice , 3 kids first time , and adopted 2 the second time , not interested in a third time , even in baseball 3 strikes and you're out . I,m 64 and retired from a general managers job in the hardwood dimension componant manufacturing industry.  I purchased a lot of lumber from excellent US  sawmills when i was working .   My dad passed when I was 16 , I went to work early to help my mum who was raising 7 children and at the same time completed highschool.   I am a hardwood lumber inspector by trade, spent most of my working life in management , spent 3 months in Memphis Tennessee where i graduated from the hardwood lumber inspection training school with a diploma, graduated from a lumber seasoning course in Ottawa Ontario, which meant that i could operate lumber drying kilns. I parlayed these diplomas into a management position in the lumber industry early in my career. Never had a computer until 2004 , now I can't do without it , I learn something new every day on it.  I have 10-12 real good friends , I'm honest , I row my own boat, loyal. and I would hedge around anything to save hurting someone's feelings , which sometimes gets me in trouble . I enjoy gardening , tinkering with anything to see how it works , cards , especially eucher , sulky races , a good movie , outdoors , wildlife (i only shoot with a camera) traveling, a great cup of coffee, and a very occasional shot of scotch with bailies  and poetry.      I'm new to frisky seniors chat but they made me feel so welcome that I'd love to add some of my poetry. I am amazed that there are folks in the chat from Canada, United States, England , Australia, just all over the world.

Rregards, 
Jim Asselin


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


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(Click on any Title to go to that Poem)

Your Own Backyard

The Cricket Song

Snowfall

I Saw a Cow this Morning

Fear and Faith

Little Deeds

Disappointments

How do you Rate

Remember to be Kind

One by One - Roses

A Brother's Love
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

YOUR OWN BACK YARD
 

IF ALL YOUR LIFE THERE WAS SOMETHING YOU LONGED TO DO,
  SOMETHING WORTHWHILE YOU THOUGHT FAR BEYOND YOU,
   EVEN IF IT BE IN THE SMALLEST WAY,
  THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU TO START
    IS IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD;
         YOU MUST PRACTICE, KEEP A GOOD HEAT;
          ONE DAY IT MAY SURPRISE EVEN YOU 
             IF YOU KEEP ON TRYING ,
            MAKE A START, DON,T DELAY,
           AND TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

THE CRICKET SONG
 

THE CRICKET SINGS ON AUTUM DAYS
HIS OWN SWEET SONGS OF THANKS AND PRAISE
FOR GRAIN HE HARVEST OFF THE FIELD,
THE BOUNTY THAT THE EARTH HAS YIELD.
 

FOR BRIGHT SUMMER DAYS , NOW JUST PAST,
FOR GOOD TIMES AND FRIENDSHIPS THAT LAST;
THE THINGS HE,S LEARNED---NEW SELF CONTROL
ONE STEP NEARER THE VICTORY,S GOAL.

A SHELTER BUILT AGAINST WINTERS COLD,
A CONTENTMENT WORTH MORE THAN GOLD,
ONLY A CRICKET ,  YET HE SINGS
HIS GRATEFULL THANKS FOE ALL GOOD THINGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

SNOWFALL

WE ARE LITTLE SNOWFLAKES, WHITE,
FLOATING, TWIRLING , IN THE LIGHT,
SAILING HIGH UP IN THE BLUE,
FAR ABOVE THE CLOUDS , AND YOU !
SNOWFLAKES DANCING IN AND OUT,
TURNING , WHIRILING ALL ABOUT.

IN THE GOLDEN SUNBEAMS LIGHT,
DAZZLING, SPARKLING , OH SO BRIGHT!
DECKED IN JEWLES OF VARIED HUE,
DIAMONDS , RUBIES, SAPPIRES, BLUE,
GAILY DANCING HERE AND THERE,
TREADING SOFTLY ON THE AIR.

WHEN AT LENGTH WE REACH THE GROUND,
MAGIC CARPETS WE SPREAD AROUND,
FOR WE ARE MOTHER NATURES LACE,
TRIMMING ROOF AND TREE WITH GRACE;
STEALING DOWNWARD IN THE NIGHT,
PAINTING SNOWFLAKE PICTURES , WHITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

I SAW A COW THIS MORNING

I SAW A COW THIS MORNING,
FLYING HIGH UP IN THE BLUE,
IT COME TO BRING US WARNING
THAT WINTER DAYS ARE THROUGH

DOWN BY THE DARK , PEARL WATERS,
GREENING GRASS IS ALL ABOUT;
WHERE WINTERS SHADOWS FALTER
THERE BALSAM AND PINES GROW SPROUT.

NOW COME DAYS OF SPRINGTIME,
AND THE CHATTERING OF JAYS;
WHERE WHITE BIRCHES BEAM IN SUNSHINE
AND THE BROOK SINGS ON ITS WAY.

O HAPPY DAYS OF SPRINGTIME
WHEN WINTERS CHILLY WINDS GONE,
HOW GOOD TO BASK IN WARM SUNSHINE,
TO HEAR THE FIRST ROBIN,S SONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

FEAR AND FAITH
 

FEAR IS A GREAT ENEMY OF MAN
IT WILL SNAP VITALITY IF IT CAN
LIKE A MONSTER IT SLAYS
IF ITS ALLOWED TO STAY
BUT WHEN FAITH STEPS IN
IT KNOCKS FEAR IN THE CHIN
FAITH AND FEAR DO NOT MIX
FOR FAITH KNOWS FEARS TRICKS
SO KEEP FEAR OUT
AND LET FAITH IN 
FAITH AND HAPPINEST WILL ALWAYS WIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Remember to be kind
 

Some folks like to gossip a bit
To ruin character they care not a whit
Is it just hearsay? A bit of real spite?
Before condemning be sure you are right,
How can you be mean to one once so dear
Each one in life has there own sorrow
If it is my turn today, it may be yours tomorrow,
If only they,d think, were here but a day
And but once will we be passing this way
Forgive each trespass before the sun goes down
Remember the smile , instead of the frown;
What a different place this world would be 
A pattern to follow for you and me .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

ONE BY ONE –ROSES
 

LET US GIVE FOLKS ROSES, ONE BY ONE 
AND NOT WAIT TILL EARTHLY COURSE IS RUN
A LITTLE SUNSHINE , DAY BY DAY ,
IN WORK AND IN OUR PLAY,
A WARM HANDCLASP FROM  FRIEND TRUE,
GIVES A GLOW IN THE HEART, THRILLES YOU THROUGH,
A PAT ON THE BACK CAN LIFT ONES CHIN
GIVE COURAGE TO TURN FAILURE TO WIN,
LETS BE GENEROUS, THEN,WITH WORDS OF PRAISE,
IT MAY HELP SOMEONE THROUGH A HARD DAY .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

A BROTHERS LOVE 

GOT A PHONE CALL FROM BROTHER BILL TODAY
HE REALY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY 
SEEN THE DOCTOR TODAY ,  I'M DONE 
I'LL TAKE CHEMO INSTEAD,  AN OPERATION WON'T HELP ME NONE ,
MY THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT ,
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT

WE WERE CLOSE  - BROTHERS,  FRIENDS, COMRADS, SINCE WE WERE SMALL
COULD COUNT ON EACH OTHER , WHEN OUR BACKS WERE AGAINST THE WALL
HE SAID , MONEY CAN'T HELP ME THIS TIME ,
I NEED HELP OF A DIFFERENT KIND,
MY THOUGHTS WILL BE  WITH YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT ,
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT .

I RUSHED NEXT WEEKEND TO SEE YOU AGAIN , 
THE MOMENT I SAW YOU - I FELT YOUR PAIN,
I ASKED , WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW ? WHAT WILL YOU DO?
JUST WHAT THE DOC TELLS ME , WOULDN'T YOU
MY THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT 
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT.

HE SAID, I'VE LIVED A LONG LIFE , DONE EVERYTHING THE WAY IN WANT
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LITTLE JAUNT
I MANAGED TO SPARE YOU FROM WATCHING ME WEEP 
AND I SILENTLY GREAVED AS I WENT TO SLEEP
MY THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT 
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT

AFTER THAT , MORE OFTEN LONG DISTANCE WE SPOKE,
RADIATION , AND CHIMO WERE MAKING YOU WEAK
YOU'RE JUST ONE MORE VICTIM OF CIGATETTS , AND DRINK . 
ONE MORE STATISTIC,  DO YOU THINK ?
MY THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT 
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT

YOUR STRUGLING SMILE , YOUR EYES SO BLEAK,
I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU , I FEEL YOUR DEFEAT
CHRISTMAS DAY 2002, FINAL STRUGGLE FOR PRIDE
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MUM , WHO WENT IN 1995
MY THOUGHTS HAVE BEEN WITH YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR FIGHT,
 AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT

NO MORE VICTORIES FOR ME IN CHESS, IN CHESS YOU WERE WEAK
BUT IN POOL YOU COULDN'T BE BEAT,
YOUR FRIENDS FILLED THE ROOM ON THE LAST DAY 
THEY HAD NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY
MY THOUGHTS HAVE BEEN WITH YOU THROUGH YOUR FIGHT 
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT

AND NOW THEY LAY YOU DOWN TO REST 
OH LORD IF YOUR LISTENING I HAVE JUST ONE REQUEST,
PLEASE FORGET EVERYTHING I'VE EVER ASKED YOU FOR 
TAKE MY BROTHER HE NEEDS YOU MORE
MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THE END OF YOUR FIGHT 
AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU AGAIN TONIGHT
 

Jim Asselin
Aka-lipper_2005
In loving memory of my brother
Bill Assein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

LITTLE DEEDS
 
 

LITTLE DEEDS DONE DAY BY DAY
AT WORK AND IN OUR PLAY,
IF THEY HAVE FROM KINDNESS COME,
GOD WILL BLESS THEM EVERY ONE.
 

IF YOU'RE FAITFULL IN LITTLE THINGS,
A DEPTH OF CHARACTER IT BRINGS,
GREATER THINGS ARE ATTAINED ,
IF THEY,RE DONE IN JESUS NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DISAPPOINTMENTS
 
 

DISAPPIONTMENTS COME TO ONE AND ALL,
TO THE HUMBLE , THE GREAT OFTEN FALL;
DISAPPIONTMENTS ARE OFTEN A REVELATION,
TO SHOW TO US OUR TRUE  RELATIONS;

IT IS NOT DISAPPIONTMENTS THAT COUNT SO MUCH,
BUT HOW WE FACE UP TO THEM AS SUCH;
IF WE ADMIT WE ARE BEATEN, THAN WE ARE,
BUT IF WE FIGHT BACK TIME HEALS THE SCAR.

BRUSH OFF THAT COAT THAT TRAILED IN THE DUST,
IF YOU SAY—I WAS BEATEN ONCE , NOW I MUST,
WORK HARDER, BE FAIRER DAY BY DAY,
WE SHAL WIN OUR GOAL IN A BETTER WAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

HOW DO YOU RATE

HOW DO YOU RATE IN THE WORLD TODAY ?
ARE YOU HONEST IN BUSINESS , WORK, AND PLAY ?
ARE YOU A BOOSTER OF EVERY GOOD CAUSE ?
INSPIRING OTHER,S GOOD WORKS WITH APPLAUSE ?
DO YOU GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO GIVE ONE A LIFT ?
DO YOU HELP THEM TO USE THEiR GOD GIVEN GIFT ?
OR ARE YOU ENVIOUS OF YOUR FELLOW MAN ?
DO YOU TRY TO IMPEDE PROGRESS IF YOU CAN ?
DO YOU UNDERMINE THOSE WHO YOU CALL FRIEND ?
BEARING FALSE WITNESS TO THE END ?
HOW DO YOU RATE, OR HAVE YOU NOT HEARD ?
COMMANDMENTS GOD GIVE IN HIS HOLY WARD?