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Texas Toast

Updated on August 31, 2012

One Who Touches My Heart

Some days are good and some days are better

You haven't lived until you have met Nellieanna

She might be miles away but her message is clear

What a wonderful person with a heart of gold

I met her here at least two years ago I am sure

She found a way to my hubs why I don't know

She stayed for awhile and came back again and again

I was thrilled

No matter how raw and unclear my words may be

She found a good word to say and helped me in so many ways

Each time she guided me but let me go free

She welcomed me but was quick to say when I lost track

She was able to see beyond my words and into my heart

That means a lot

When I would say how busy I was with work

She would laugh and little did I know she had a thousand and one things she could be doing

But she spent time with me and my writings

As time has a way of making things come and go faster than I will never know

I sit here before it is too late

To tell someone so special how they make me feel

I know we have to live in the present and the past has sweet memories

I travel back and forth like a man with a time machine

Never satisfied where I am now

Loving both worlds the same and wanting to tell others

How I see what hasn't happened

How I feel about years gone by

Living in the moment and cherishing every thought

My mispelled words and honest mistakes highlight my writings

So I can revisit and laugh

Yes that is me

Perfect I will never be

Honest to goodness and real as an old stump that is rotten

Still giving life back to the earth that brought me here today

I watch the sun rise and set

People and friends come and go

Love ones we hold onto tight

If I had my way I would never let them out of my sight

But with learning comes loss

A feeling I do not handle well

I rather spend every day and night singing at the top of my lungs off key

Making my neighbors dog howl then growl

I have never been to the fine state of Texas but I have a friend who lives there

She brings her love and her passion front and center

The closest thing I can come to is Texas is Texas toast

It is a bit thick and delicious and worth every bite

I have a way to carry things on longer than I should

To me I would camp out all night under the stars and the bugs

Telling people what it means to share a good story or thought

Better yet have a great speaker talk about life

So I hold up my glass and give one more toast

To a lovely woman who is smart well beyond her years

Sending you a smile through the internet is not new

For me I hit every button and then say I hope this one will do

A smile sent to you across the screen can only be seen if you squint and pretend

Oh heck let me try something else :>)

Maybe it is not proper but it is the best I can do

Thanx for all your wonderful hubs and your precious time

I am so proud to say

Have a great day and may God keep you healthy and happy


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Joy56 I am keeping my eye on the future and holding onto whatever is left in the meantime.Thanx for sharing.

    • Joy56 profile image


      7 years ago

      i was happy to help and look how far you have come..................

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      When I first started on the HubPages and I didn't know anyone.You helped me along.Thanx again.

    • Joy56 profile image


      7 years ago

      when was that

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Joy 56 Same here. I would love to meet the two of you.My thoughts our simple but my love is grand.One day we can all walk hand in hand.It is always nice to try different foods we normally wouldn't try.Thanx for being there when I needed you the most.Goodnight for now.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I am so glad you liked it.I am so proud of being able to express myself in a way other people can understand me.Each day I try to write better and better.Nellieanna I like to add some cinnamon to mine.My mouth is watering.I love your smiles.Thanx so much and have a great day.

    • Joy56 profile image


      7 years ago

      I want a piece of that Texas Toast...... I would love to meet the two of you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      What's yummy is to make French toast, using Texas toast as the basic bread, dipped in beaten egg, sauteed, and sprinkled with powdered sugar and with honey over it.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Wonderful tribute and touching and honest words. Well done.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Nellieanna You know so much about me but I still don't know if you like Texas toast?Maybe with honey on it.I like it with oatmeal on it so the toast sobs it right up .Delicious.When you traveled to New Hampshire you were a stones throw away from us.I am so glad you had a wonderful time.There are so many places to live and enjoy.We should all travel more.Just thinking of you and I will say it again you a rose without the thorns.A cherry without the pit.You are the sun that shines every day.Have a great night and I send you a cool breeze from Maine I hope it won't be to cold and make you sneeze.shara63 Thanx so much and it is so nice of you to read so many of my hubs.Have a beautiful weekend.

    • shara63 profile image


      7 years ago from Delhi

      all tributes to that wonderful friend over net that made you come out with the amazing theme and beautiful words of the poem! ..congrats & Happy September DREAM ON!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh my!! What a lovely tribute, my dear friend! Thank you! I'm so honored.

      I'm learning all kinds of things about you. I didn't realize you're in Maine! When you mentioned the leaves starting to turn, I had to go see where you are! It had to be somewhere way north of there! Here, it's still very much summer! It was 101 here today and predicted for most of the first week of September.

      So there's another application of the term "Texas Toast"!! The weather man did mention, though, that we are due for an El Niño effect on the fall and winter which would make it cooler and wetter. That would be good, because it's been very dry, as well as hot. As they say, nothing's perfect! Not even Texas. hehe

      We will begin to have more feeling of fall in October. My favorite month!

      I once got to travel to New England. Had friends and family in Connecticut. It was in the fall, and we all drove up through the trees with lovely leaves all the way up to New Hampshire, where we stayed in delightful inn in the White Mountains. It was so memorable.

      And so are you! Thank you!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      kj force Thanx for the wonderful comment .I am happy to be on the Hubpages with every writer who shares their work.Today is end of August and Soon another month will begin.The trees are starting to change color as nature does her thing.Have a nice day.

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      7 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...Your write was great as usual...although I now have a craving for

      " texas french toast" with a bit'o honey..We have the luxury of meeting new people everyday from all over the described what a writer is about and what is so unique..we can write about: past/present/happy/sad/fact/fiction/genre/love/loss..all in one place or seperate as we choose..what great minds we have...enjoy your week-end


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