Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Dear Soldiers

Onto the battlefield you went

without knowing what would be

You said goodbye not knowing

what you were going to see

You left the warmth of family

you left all you ever knew

To protect us through your service

so this poem is for you.

Thank you for your service

and for leaving all behind

For all the hours of fighting

and the terrors you did find.

Thank you for the sacrifice,

for all the tears you shed

Thank you for going on

when your heart was filled with dread.

Thank you American Soldier

where ever you may be

Whether you are still fighting

or now back with your family

You are truly a hero for all

and I wanted to say this to you

You are appreciated and loved

and this poem is just fo you!

(c) 2010 Joy Pachowicz

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A song for today

I hear in my heart a melody
a song for this very day
It echoes within my being
and thus i am moved to say
WHy is it we're stuck on differences
and why can't we get along
Why is we find such much happiness:
pointing out another's wrong?
We can make this a better world
if we're willing to try
To work together with everyone
even if we don't see eye to eye.
It's not about what wrong "they've" done
but rather on what we can do right
Let's resolve to change our vision
and see everyone in God's light

(c) 11-03-2010 Joy Pachowicz

Friday, October 15, 2010

An Angel Came My Way

An angel came my way
and whispered in my ear
God wants you to be happy
and cast away all fear.
She told me God is loving
and wants us all to be
Rooted in His word
This angel's name: Cindy.

There's something about the angels
that come to you and me.
They always carry hope
always help us to see
If we open up our eyes
each and every day
We won't miss the angels
God sends along our way..

Joy Pachowicz

(dedicated to "Cindy"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Holy Mary Mother

Holy Mary Mother

Holy Mary Mother
we join with you to say:
Thank you Heavenly Father
for this special Day.

You among all women
were the chosen one;
You were born Immaculate
and Jesus was Your son

Holy Mary Mother
we join with you to say
Thank you Heavenly Father
for this Special Day

Saints and Angels praise you
You are full of grace
Mother of our Savior
and of the Human Race

Holy Mary Mother
we join with you to say:
Thank you Heavenly Father
for this special day.

You are always ready
to help the wandering soul
Trembling ones you steady
and lead them to their Goal

Holy Mother Mary
we join with you to say
Thank you Heavenly Father
for this special day.

(c) 09/08/2010 joypachowicz

Happy Birthday Blessed Mother!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

For God Alone

When we do things for other people
when we help someone in need?
Why do we think others must know of it
and applaud us for our deed?
Why can we not give without reward
why must everyone know?
If we do things for God alone
why is there so much show?

Why can't we be truly giving souls
and give with purest love
Not seeking recognition from anyone
except from God above.
We claim to be in love with God
and do things only for love?
Let us prove this by a humble life
seen only by God above.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Your Will O Lord

Like Jonah I tried to run
from the call within my heart
Someone else can do this
let someone else do my part
I much rather take it easy
then have to speak Your Word
Yet my spirit burned within me
by the words that I had heard.

You spoke to me of callings
and of promises made to You
And showed me the fiery pit that awaited
those doing what they shouldn't do.
In Your Will, You said to me
Is where all shall find their peace.
May I ever be found there,Lord
in You Will, I beg You, please.

(c)Joy Pachowicz 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Users

In life you have those people

who have that certain knack

Of borrowing from everybody

but never giving back.

They know you in their need

then quickly disappear

We call them greedy users

such people you should fear.

For They'll rob you of your last penny

without breaking the law

Convince you they're the neediest

that you ever saw.

Once you've given into their pleading

and handed out to them your green

They disappear again

and even treat you mean.

The moral to this story

is to be prudent how you give

Prefering to buy for the needy

the things they need to live

Hand out to no one money;

this will keep you in the green

And more then likely the users

will never more be heard from or seen.

(c) 2010 Joy Pachowicz

Thursday, July 1, 2010


What are you looking for oh my soul
what are you trying to find
What is it that you are pursuing
what thoughts busy your mind

What is it thats important to you
what carries you through the day
What value do you put on your work
what limits the time you pray

What does it matter what others do
what causes you to compare?
What will help you focus on God alone
what will make your life a prayer?

(c) Joy Pachowicz 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Do you love Jesus?

Do you love Jesus
do you walk in all HIs ways
Is your life a melody
that offers Jesus praise?
Do you really love Him
do people see that glow
That says you are His follower
without any show

Jesus wants your answer
think about it for awhile
How will you show you love Him
what will be your style?
Do you really love Him,
Do you love Jesus every day?
IF you do it will be evident
by all you do and say.

(c) 2010 Joy Pachowicz

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Path of Love

The courtesy we owe each other
a mandate from God above
Is that we extend to every person
our Father's Gift of Love
For freely we have received it
in turn we should freely give
Loving one another
for as long as we should live.

Jesus, God's love among us
Gave His life for all.
He welcomed the dreaded sinner
and favored the weak and small.
If we say we follow Jesus
and accept all His ways
We will walk the path of love
for all our earthly days.

(c)Joy Pachowicz 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

You Holy Will:

O my dearest Jesus,
I am kneeling here today;
Asking that you would help me
to please you in every way.
From the moment that I awaken
until night when I sleep:
May Your Will be my only ambtion,
the only Goal I keep.

Though activities may plague me
from morning unto night
Though at times life may be burdensome
and other times light:
My desire will be to please you
and all your plans fulfill
From Morning until evening
may I be found always in Your Will.

(c) 2010 Joy Pachowicz

The Seasons of the Soul

As the seasons surrender to the change of time
And the colors of nature inspire poetic rhyme
My thoughts return back to You my Beloved once again
Who captures my heart and saves me from sin.

While worldly pleasures around me allure
And tempt me to things unsafe and impure;
I cling ever tightly to Your Spririt within
Who will strengthen me against any temptation to sin.

The ways of this world can oft lead astray
The soul desiring to please You each and every day.
It takes but a moment to lose sight of one's goal;
Which is eternal happiness for the God fearing soul.

Therefore carefully I'll dress myself
with the armor of prayer
And stand up against Satan and tell others: "beware".
For Satan is crafty and can work deep within;
Making appear as virture. what really is sin

(c)2010 Joy Pachowicz


Friends are forever
They are always there
Surrounding you with love
and showing you care.
Friends are the ones
who will always be
People you can trust
though you may disagree.
Friend are the folks
who with you will stay
While the rest of the world
may laugh and walk away
If you're lucky to have someone
that you can call "friend"
Remember to be a friend also
so that your friendship won't end.

(c)2010 Joy Pachowicz

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forgive One Another

The most noble thing we can do
and the hardest thing to give
Is turning to the one who hurt us
and from the heart forgive
It's easier to grow angry
and go for endless day
Without speaking to the one
who wronged us in some way.

But Jesus taught us differently;
He spoke to us of love
And how we must forgive
if we're to join Him up Above
We're children of a Father,
who sent His only Son
So that our sins can be forgiven:
a lesson for everyone.

Next time that we're hurting
and feel our tempers rise
Let us recall the Cross of Jesus:
and why the Sacrifice..
If He who is the Creator
could so freely give
Can we not as His Children
be ever ready to forgive?

(c) Joy Pachowicz - 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Next Time You Are Out Riding

In wheelchairs or hospital beds,
in their homes or a facility
Senior Citizens are looking
for a visit from you or me.
They're not asking for some money
or a gift with a pretty bow
But rather they seek a visit,
a chat with someone they know.

You may not have much time
to stop and say hello
But any time you can give
would be a blessing you should know.
The aged people are ever quick
to say thank you for everything;
Whether it's a simple card
or a smile that you bring.

Next time you are out riding
and have a minute or two
Stop by a local rest home
and give the gift of "you"
The joy that you'll experience,
the love that you will share
Will be the best gift
you'll be taking there.

(c) 2010 Joy Pachowicz

Thursday, June 17, 2010

All Creation Sings

The sun kissed my face this morning

and the butterflys danced around

Birds were chirping everywhere

the wind was whispering its sound.

Creation was playing a symphony

Joining them I began to sing:

Everything I have and do today

is for You my Eternal King

(c)Joy Pachowicz 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What's Important

What's important in life

is not found in a public award,

Or is it found in being promoted

by a corporate board.

What's important in life

is what's pleasing to God above,

What He considers worthwhile

and is measured by our love.

What's important in life

is not for public view,

Or will it be recalled

whenever people talk of you.

Life's most important things,

those carrying the most weight,

Are those which God approves

and open Heaven's Gate.

(c) Joy Pachowicz 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

God is Everywhere

My heart is in constant melody
in constant song of love
I cannot silence this anthem
that sends praises to God above.
From morning unto evening
whether working or at prayer
I hear the angels singing:
Our God is everywhere.

Yes, God is everywhere
He's in you and He's in me.
God's in the mighty ocean
and in the peaceful sea.
He's in the wind that's blowing
and He anchors the majestic tree
Yes God is everywhere waiting
to be discovered by you and me.

Joy Pachowicz (c) 2010