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May 2019 · 63
A STILL SMALL VOICE
A still small voice spoke to me last night,
inviting me to the Eternal Light!

I have prayed fervently:  “Lord, my soul to keep!”
then rolled under the covers and went back to sleep.

Disobedience is humankind's downfall...
we constantly fail to heed the call.

Straining and striving to reach our peak,
we ignore the call and play Hide and Seek.

Nothing ever satisfies us; we're left High and Dry...
empty inside,  no matter what we try!

Be Faithful to what we've heard and read!
But fail to awaken and get out of our bed.

Life is fleeting like a vapor.
We're going to be  judged; did we love our neighbor?

In the end, only Love will  last!
Everything's else is destined to pass.

Regret is a terrible burden to carry.
Trust in The Lord!  Do not tarry!

That still small voice may never speak again.
This may be your last chance.  Amen.




By Milton L. Delgado
March 29, 2019
May 2019 · 46
Daniel Chapter 10
“It was three weeks after fasting,
I was praying with heart and soul:
pleading to The Lord that He help me,
that He hasten to me and console;

then one day in April as I stood by a mighty river:
I looked and suddenly there before me appeared a
vision that caused be to shiver!

The vision was about to speak to me,
I grew pale and weak with fright-
then fell to the ground face downward
unable to bear the sight.

His eyes were like pools of fire,
had feet and armed like polished brass.
And like the sound of a mass of people
His voice roared strong and vast.

He placed his hands upon me.
I was lifted up from the ground;
My knees began to tremble,
as the voice began to resound:

'Oh Dear Daniel, beloved of God,
listen to what I have to say:
Do not fear for I have been sent here
to answer your prayer this day!

Soon a might battle will come to pass,
evil powers will fight against The Lord;
but God's faithful will hold firm until the end...
then the righteous shall receive their reward at last.


Adapted from the Book of Daniel,
Chapter 10 - The living Bible.
Words & Music
By Milton L. Delgado
Will we ever stop to praise and thank you Love,

as we muddle through our days?

We are consumed by idol worship,

addicted to the current craze.

You are the creator of all things, thus,

we are instructed to believe;

but it's much too hard a concept,

for us to accept or conceive.

The Alpha and Omega are calling...

the power from which we came;

all else is destined to vanish, only love,

in the end, will remain.

Unaware of where we are headed,

opened eyes that cannot see...

deceived by worldly pleasures,

do we really want to be set free?

By Milton L. Delgado
June 5, 2018
May 2019 · 613
Helpful Nuggets
Here are a few ideas to do;
you'll feel better about you.

Make them your daily goals;
they're good for body, mind, an soul:

Be compassionate, generous,
and considerate.

When you give a gift;
you'll both benefit.

Hike in nature,
its reward is in your favor.

Watch a sunset;
It will help you forget.

Exercise more;
your health will soar.

Converse with a  stranger;
its benefit is a game-changer.

Take a deep breath of air;
it'll make you more aware.

Listening to relaxing music
will uplift your spirit.

Take the time to expend;
connect with a long lost friend.

Dance in the rain to your favorite song;
It will attract the throngs!

Smiling is a stimulus.
Laughter is contagious.

Eat dark chocolate;
it won't hurt your diet!

A mindset of playing,
is better than complaining.

Do what you love today;
tomorrow may be another D-Day.

Soak yourself in the sunlight;
it will change dreary to bright.



By Milton L. Delgado
12/28/17
May 2019 · 709
Good News?
Seniors are suffering!
Hospitals are closing!
Infants are starving!

Good News: Another Broadway show is opening!

Olive trees are dying!
Unemployment is climbing!
Small businesses are folding!

Good News: Another spaceship is launching!

Medical costs are skyrocketing!
50% of marriages are divorcing!
Global warming is escalating!

Good News:  Seasons are drastically changing!

Stronger volcanoes will be erupting!
Storms and tornado are increasing!
Oceans and rivers are polluting!

Good News: Stocks are up! The Market Bell is ringing!

Church attendance is dwindling!
People have stopped praying!
Choirs are no longer singing!

Good News: 4.7 trillion has been  appropriated for federal spending!

Icebergs are vanishing!
Forests are decimating!
Marine life is declining!

Good News:  Teen deaths from drug overdoses are ascending!


Farmers are hardly surviving!
Homelessness is soaring!
The crime rate is rising!


How do we stop bad things from happening?
Are we better off just ignoring?
Perhaps life as we know it is ending?

        Good News:  Let's just ignore everything!




By Milton L. Delgado
March 10, 2019
You may say this work is negative; however, there's an important message which I hope you'll get from its reading.
May 2019 · 139
GOD'S WAY (the only way)
AND NOW, THE END IS NEAR, THE TIME TO FACE THE FINAL CURTAIN. MY FRIEND, IT'S BEEN CLEAR, MY DESTINY, SECURED AND CERTAIN. I LIVED A LIFE OF FAITH,  I'VE TRAVELED WIDE AND NARROW HIGHWAYS, AND MORE, MUCH MORE THAN THIS, I DID IT GOD'S WAY.

REGRETS, I'VE HAD A FEW, BUT THANK THE LORD, TOO FEW TO MENTION. I DID WHAT WAS RIGHT TO DO AND FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS. I PLANNED A CHARTERED COURSE TOOK CAREFUL STEPS ALONG THE BYWAY, AND MORE, MUCH MORE THAN THIS, I FOLLOWED GOD'S WAY.

YES, THERE WERE TIMES, I'M SURE YOU KNEW, WHEN I SAID AND DID WHAT I OUGHT NOT TO DO...BECAME CONFUSED AND FILLED WITH DOUBT; YOU SHOWED THE WAY AND THINGS TURNED OUT. I HEARD YOUR CALL, AND I STOOD TALL, AND FOLLOWED GOD'S WAY.

I'VE HAD MY UPS. I'VE HAD MY DOWNS. I HAD SOME WINS, MY SHARE OF LOSING. AND NOW, AS I LOOK BACK, THOSE TIMES I STRAYED, MADE LIFE CONFUSING.
TO THINK, I DID ALL THAT,  BUT SADLY SAY, MOSTLY THE HARD WAY...SAVED MY HIS GRACE, LEFT NOT A TRACE,  FOR THAT IS GOD'S WAY.

FOR WHAT IS A MAN WHAT HAS HE GOT?  IF NOT THE LORD IN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT!  HE'LL NEVER KNOW OR TRULY FEEL, TO LIVE IS TO LOVE AND SERVE AND KNEEL!
THE RECORDS SHOWS WHEN WILL WE KNOW TO FOLLOW GOD'S WAY? FOLLOW GOD'S WAY.


BY MILTON L. DELGADO
I was compelled to change the lyrics of Frank Sinatra's famous song, My Way to God's Way which is my story. Should you be so inclined, you can sing it to the same arrangement as his recording.
Let me know your thoughts!
May 2019 · 180
Great Love
Let us remember today how much
God has loved us all.
And let us remember today
why Jesus Christ was born.

Love He told us in which to abide.
Love the reason He was crucified.

Este dia te recibimos Dios
en nuestro corazon.
Para darnoa vida eterno,
el Padre te mando.

Amor un regalo que uno puede dar.
El vino para nuestros pegados pagar.

Love, the greatest gift that one could give.
Love, is how we all were made to live.

Today love was born in Bethlehem
let us all come celebrate!

Our Savior and Lord of all The Christ,
Our New Born King!

Love each other is what we must do.
Love why Jesus came and died for you.

Let us remember today how much
God has loved us.
And let us remember today,
why Jesus Christ was born.


Milton L. Delgado
This is what Christmas is only about...everything else, in my opinion, is *******!
Dear Mom & Dad,
This is the first chance I had to write to you. I'm sorry if I made you worry. I want you to know that all is well and I arrived safe and sound at Camp Heaven. Everything around me is more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The trip was short. I got here just after I closed my eyes and fell asleep. It was as if no time had past at all. I miss you so very much. I was told to tell you not to worry because I would be seeing you soon. Please pass this letter on to all my relatives, friends at home, and at school. I arrived standing before a huge gate. A Beautiful Angel was there waiting to greet me; he had very large wide wings protruding from his shoulders and was wearing a whiter than snow robe with a golden sash around his waist. A Sparkling Halo circled above his head; his whole being glowed as bright as the sun. I was able to see his face; it was unlike any face I had ever seen before...perfect, soft, and gentle. He greeted me with a loving smile. I asked him who he was; he answered with a low and echoed voice: "My name is Gabriel. I am an Archangel and Messenger of God." I could hardly believe what I was seeing: a real live angel! He extended his arms to me; I rushed and fell right into them. He embraced and held me tight, then said: "Welcome home Michael." As he held my body close to his, I felt a profound sense of love, peace, and joy flow throughout whole body unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Mom and Dad, don't feel bad but the love I felt was a thousand times stronger than anything I ever felt before. He then said: "Come Michael, all your brothers and sisters are eager to see and greet you. Grab on to my cloak." We traveled through the air for a short while and landed on this wonderful outdoor arena that looked like a King's Palace all shiny and bright. A large group of men, women, and children had gathered. There were kinds of animals  milling around. I noticed there were doggies too. I was so thrilled to see doggies. I saw lots of Black Labs, just like our Smoky Bear. Gabriel put his arm around my shoulder and announced: "Children, this is your new brother Michael; welcome him home!" Everyone cheered and applauded louder than a crowd at a sports stadium; they all came to greet me and gave me lots of hugs and kisses. I felt like a Super Star! Gabriel then said: "OK, enough kissing and hugging, it's time to celebrate!" I started hearing the sound of music playing but didn't know where it was coming from. I looked up; descending from the sky was an army of Celestial Angels playing the most beautiful and enchanting music I had ever heard. Each one had a different instrument: a trumpet, harp, bell, and others instruments. The Celestial Music permeated the entire palace. Then, suddenly,a huge  table and chairs appeared in the center of the palace; they glistened like gems! The table was longer than a football field and filled with a assortment of all different kinds of fruit, vegetables, and breads; the spread was enormous!  Gabriel  seated at the head table stood, lifted his wine glass high and said: "Children, I hereby propose a toast to welcome the arrival of God's new adopted son, our new brother, and new addition to The Family of God, Michael! The crowd lifted their glasses and shouted: "Here! Here!" and sipped the wine. The Angels started playing a tremendous joyous sounding song. Everyone shouted out say: "Welcome Home Michael! Welcome Home!  Michael!" Gabriel then said: "Hallelujah!  It's time to eat, drink, and be merry! Let the celebration and feast begin!"  Mom and Dad, I'm in Heaven!  It's more wonderful and beautiful  than words could ever express!  Although I miss you and all my friends very much, please know that I am as happy as I ever could possibly have imagined. Everyone is always filled with Joy and Laughter and truly show their Love and concern toward one anther. . Gabriel told me this will be my ' Eternal Permanent New Home and Family!' I can stay here forever and never have to worry again about getting sick, growing old, or have bad things happen. Please be well and take care of yourself. It's just like when you sent me away to those other camps for the summer, except this one is the greatest one of them all and will never end. I am in Heaven and here is where I was meant to be, where I belong, and where I will live in love forever and ever!  Well, I gotta go now; they're calling my name to join in on another exciting outdoor game.  I'll try to write again soon but it's hard to stop from all the fun I'm having. I love you both so very much!
Your son, Michael
 
By Milton Lopez Delgado
December 20, 2012
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This of course is my interpretation of how a young boy would explain Heaven to his Mom and Dad.
Jun 2016 · 512
My Name Is Photon
A glowing presence appeared before me; was I awake or was I asleep?
I thought her first a stranger; she wasn't a stranger at all.
“What is your name?” I asked. She answered: “My name is Photon.”
I thought how weird a name to be called.

“Who are you and where are you from?”
…thinking how mysterious she was.
“I was discovered over a million years ago,
and abide by whomever gives me cause!”

“You have known me all your life.” she exclaimed.
“I am powerful, mighty, and transcendent.
If not tamed, I deliver widespread loss and destruction.”
“Only God is omnipotent and omnipresent!” I clamored.

“That is true; but I was created that way for a reason.
Mistreating me results in death; respect me, and you will rejoice.
I can be a good servant, or a cruel master.
It is you who must make the choice.”

“Are you some kind of a god? Seemingly irritated she replied:
“I am not! The power lies in your hands, not mine!
You decide to use me for good or for bad. I must respond to both.
I can be a friend or foe...bring darkness or cause a light to shine.”

As her illumination began to dissipate, I  asked:
“Where do you go from here?” “All over! My work will never end.
My task is be a companion forever, to those who chose not to believe...
but the true, righteous, and faithful, they shall never see me again.”

“Just one more question,” I pleaded, 'before you go, tell me:
who are you really, and when will you again transpire?'
“I travel the world over and manifest wherever I am called.
My name is Photon; but I'm mostly known as fire!”


By Milton Lopez Delgado
May 16, 2016
I was inspired to write this Poem while reading a book by Billy Graham entitled: "Where I Am." I was very intrigued by the name of the last chapter: "The Eternal Flame;" I could not stop writing until it was completed. I must say: "It's one of my best works!" Of course, this is my opinion. I would like, however, to ask anyone who takes the time to read: 'My Name Is Photon", to send me your interpretation of this Poem, along with any comments, questions, or opinions  you may wish to share; I am hoping they will match my intent. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Milton L. Delgado

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