Mystical Fog

Morning Fog

Mystical Fog
By David De Jong

Meanderin’ through mystical fog
An ol’ cowpoke and his trusty dog
Searchin’ for strays and doct’rin’ the sick
Coverin’ old wounds needin’ a scratch or pick

Surroundin’ fog with its somber charm
Somehow comfortin’, oddly warm
Like a blanket wrapped in tenderness
Settlin’ worries, erasin’ stress

Speakin’ softly in his calmin’ tone
The cowpoke assured, he’s not alone
He hears a whisperin’ in the trees
The brush of feathers, angelic breeze

Unable to speak yet still explain
Branches shed tears for the sorrowed pain
Solemn drops shatterin’ on the ground
Humble offerin’s, simply profound

Somehow peace, alleviates the soul
On this damp an’ dreary, mornin’ stroll
The Creator’s magic never fails
Inspirin’ hope along these trails

Step after step they all trod along
Listenin’ to angels sing their song
An ol’ cowpoke and his trusty dog
Meanderin’ through, mystical fog

What I Learned From Mom

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers in this world.


Beppe and T

What I Learned From Mom

By David De Jong

To Work
Purposely (To present responsibility)
Effectively (To present dependability)
Skillfully (To present true quality)
Joyfully (To present integrity)
Thankfully (To present pure dignity)
Diligently (To present productivity)
No matter
What you are
You work
For the Lord

To Love
Openly (So it can be seen)
Generously (So it can be shared)
Respectfully (So it can be honored)
Sacrificially (So it can be valued)
Mercifully (So it can be compassionate)
Unconditionally (So it can be unquestionable)
No matter
Who you are
You Love
For the Lord

To Live
Contently (For what you have)
Gratefully (For what you don’t)
Currently (For where you are)
Tactfully (For where you are not)
Graciously (For where you have been)
Confidently (For where you are going)
No matter
Where you are
(Each breath)
(Each moment)
(Each place)
(Each thing)
Is a gift
So Live –…

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This week I was given a great honor in that I was asked for an interview on a wonderful poetry site; Poetic Bloomings. Thanks to Marie Elena Good and all the folks at Poetic Bloomings for their encouragement and support. If you have never visited, please stop in, say howdy, grab a cup of coffee and sit a spell.


Photo credit:  Lindsey De Jong

Hold on to your cowboy hat and get ready to take a stroll alongside a man who would describe himself as plain folk, and whom I would describe as a man of faith and transparency:  David De Jong.

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Hello world!

Howdy and Welcome!

This is my first ride on this trail. Struggling a bit getting all this to work/display
exactly how I wish. Bear with me. Hope to post some of my poetry (ramblin’s) as time goes by.

What’s in a name?

Rusty – Bit rusty in all of this and – one of our favorite family dogs, Golden Retriever. Had to put him down last December (2011). Someday hope to post some photos and writings pertaining to him.

Midnight – seems to be the popular time the brain likes to start wandering and refuses to shut off until it’s been recorded on paper (or hard drive). Learned if it’s not recorded it’s lost.

Ramblin’s – Spelling questionable – yes I know – Think of yourself riding the trail all day. Whether that be in the saddle, a pickup, or cushie Cadillac. Come end of the day there are stories to tell – “ramblings” or “ramblin’s” with a bit of a saddle accent.