Category Archives: Poetry

The Birthday Card

In September of 1977, for my 24th birthday, my old girlfriend, Linda gave me a handmade birthday card. The card dearly touched my heart. Now, over 40 years later, I still have it. The Birthday Card By Richard Mabey Jr. … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

Journey to Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. The long, enduring journey to truth, begins at precious childhood, and then through trials of youth, a gentle sapling among the wild wood.   This sacred call, this inner voice, guides us all … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Healing, Humility, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Poetry, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 2 Comments

September 1971

There is something very romantic about autumn leaves. September 1971 By Richard Mabey Jr. In early September of 1971, I turned 18. Swartswood Lake was a favorite place for my old girlfriend Penny and I. At 62, a man reflects. … Continue reading

Posted in 1971, County College of Morris, Dreams, Friendship, Giving, Humility, Love Poems, Love Story, Memory, Penny, Poetry, Swartswood Lake, Wisdom | 2 Comments

48 Years Later

I had kept a poem, inspired by my playing the bass drum in my high school marching band, in an old box for 48 years, before publishing it. 48 Years Later By Richard Mabey Jr. On the seventeenth of May … Continue reading

Posted in 1968, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boonton High School Marching Band, Determination, Drums, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Healing, Homecoming, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Never give up!, Poetry, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

A Simple Truth

A Simple Truth By Richard Mabey Jr. I think every man knows this truth, the hard lesson learned from youth. It’s not the girl you dated for years, It’s the girl you talked to for a mere minute or two, … Continue reading

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For April, Wherever She May Be

For April, Wherever She May Be By Richard Mabey Jr. I remember so well, this lost story to tell, it was five minutes before curtain, my friend said for certain, you came into the theater.   That night, that cool … Continue reading

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Dad

This is a photo from 1953. My dear mom and dad, Janet and Richard, holding me their first born child. Dad By Richard Mabey Jr. My beloved father held me in his arm, dearly protecting me from harm. Working with … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Love of Family, Mabey History, Memory, Mom, Poetry, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments