Bill Grace

Bill Grace Poems

1081. Food Concerns With Joan Of Arc 9/20/2011
1082. Ralph Lauren’s Revelation 1/23/2014
1083. Beautiful Blonde In A Deep South Texas Burger King 9/6/2014
1084. Chasing The Ice Cream Truck - A Happy Poem 4/28/2014
1085. Amendment To A Liturgy 2/6/2015
1086. Three Eyes In Darkness Glowing 2/24/2015
1087. Winter Respite In Texas 1/27/2015
1088. Writing Poetry Late At Night After My Wife's Cancer Surgery Exam 7/12/2014
1089. Apology To Ted Kooser 3/8/2012
1090. Chuck E Cheese Counter Lady 2/3/2012
1091. Phoo On You Robert Browning! 11/4/2009
1092. Front Page 11/22/2009
1093. Education's Tandem Rig 1/31/2009
1094. A Mother's Day Approbrium 5/8/2008
1095. A Prose Piece As Poetry Eulogizing Dwight Eisenhower 4/7/2008
1096. The Fortune Cookies' Fate 7/28/2007
1097. Rilke's Dictum 7/25/2006
1098. Poster 5/15/2006
1099. :) Poetry Of 12 Words 2/24/2005
1100. 'Pop' My Rock 4/25/2006
1101. :) Six Of Twelve Reasons Not To Execute Moussaoui 4/10/2006
1102. One Tortoise's Reflection In Retirement 9/21/2007
1103. Deep Throat - 7 6/2/2005
1104. :) Mom Remembered Past Her Death's Anniversary 7/25/2005
1105. Autumn Leaves 11/30/2008
1106. Puppy's Arrival Theology 3/10/2012
1107. Meeting Stranger 1/26/2014
1108. American System 4/25/2012
1109. :) Firefly 2/24/2005
1110. God's Sense Of Humor 5/30/2009
1111. Drinking Water 2/11/2008
1112. John Ciardi's Ghost 4/30/2005
1113. A Post William Cullen Bryant Thanatopsis 11/5/2008
1114. Lesson From Robert Frost’s “fire And Ice” 12/29/2011
1115. Daily Blessing 12/6/2009
1116. Customer Service 9/24/2013
1117. 'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child' 3/2/2007

Comments about Bill Grace

  • Bill Grace (10/2/2016 6:07:00 PM)

    Marriage Blessing for the Wedding Couple

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  • Lare Austin (2/19/2005 12:21:00 PM)

    Hi your poem 'Poetry As Prayer'...your words tell this so are so many ways writing poetry is so very solitude...but...rewarding...

    Lare Austin

Best Poem of Bill Grace

'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child'

My red neck friends disdain her
Or hold her in open contempt
But she has given us a truth in a land of cities
It takes a village to raise a child.
So who were: Daisy and Pappy Millet? Don and Esther Urquhart? Ken Gardner and Jean Thompson? Sphen and Danny Loman? Jo Strain, George VanClef and Madeline Maurie?
Who were these people and others who raised me?
(The names that are not enshrined here)
You do not have to even know all their stories
To know their truth
It takes a village or at the very least
A church of great heart to help raise a child.

Read the full of 'It Takes A Village To Raise A Child'

Like An Acolyte

Like the acolyte of youth
I tend the night lights of our home
With strange proclivity for nourshing their glow
That in darnkness makes a statement of decisive show
Against the saturating power of the night
Not needed with the dawn of day.

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