Biography of Dave Tanguay
Dave Tanguay Poems
Flower Children Of The 60s (Poem)
Peace and Love was the sign of the flower child In the sixties, the young were passive not wild They believed in peace, love, - giving, and sharing
I See Said The Blind Man (Commentary)
Ever since I was a child I would hear my father every so often say “I see said the blind man.” being young when I first heard him say this I kind of took it like it was some kind of joke, and really didn’t give it that much thought. My father died in 1985 today when I look back in time and ponder on those words my father spoke all those years I tried to unravel the phrase I’ve heard so often. What did he really mean by saying “I see said the blind man? ” Was he talking about all of us in general the people who make up our society? Have we all been somewhat blind in life? How many times have we walked by a bum, or some poor soul who couldn’t find his role in society and only looked at the surface? Perhaps we seen a grubby exterior and judged accordingly. On the other hand, perhaps some of us had what we considered an open mind and had a philosophy of our own, we wouldn’t judge but rather say to ourselves “hey if that’s the life this person chooses fine.
Happiness Dwells In The Soul (Poem)
“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, ” “The feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” Aristotle Wise words from a wise philosopher
War + Lives - Add Love = Freedom
A nation born from war, for the “purpose” of establishing freedom A nation divided in war, in an “attempt” to fulfill the goal of freedom
The Dream Lives (Poem)
He made it very clear - he said I have a dream That my little children may walk in freedom Let their laughter and joy sparkle and gleam As the Lord looks down from his kingdom
Love Your Neighbor (Poem)
I have seen the dawning of a new horizon unfolding It greeted me with new ideas - so very upholding My search for peace of mind had finally arrived
I’m Standing On The Promises (Poem)
The Lord get’s around, you’d be surprised He is there when you need him, - he’s quite undisguised Although some might believe, they can live without him
Growing Up Not Getting Old (Poem)
Infantile love follows the principle: 'I love because I am loved.' Mature love follows the principle: 'I am loved because I love.' Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' Erich Fromm
Let Us Give Thanks (Poem)
Our world of so many modern conveniences We were born to accept, and have taken for granted Allow us to live our lives with very little inconveniences In our minds, a feeling of aid has been implanted
No Shortcuts Please! (Poem)
With, television, movies, music, the internet and old fashion gossip Where do the young find refuge to absorb all of this high-tech? Surely, with personal computers valuable information is gathered With the help of the agency called gosip
A Child Born In Humble Surroundings (Poe...
A child born in humble surroundings Nurtured to manhood with his father’s blessings God’s love for the world lay in his son the savior
A Prayer To My Lord (Poem)
Lord I ask you to deliver me from evil Let me witness a great social upheaval Where people in society turn to peace and love
Little Blue Ball (Poem)
As I looked up at the stars last night I reflected for a moment on us all as passengers aboard our planet earth. I put this little poem together. The little blue ball hurling through space A ball all put together by means of God’s grace
Fall: As A Passage Of Our Lives
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus ~~~~ A special version of fall:
Election 08 (Poem)
The time is drawing nearer - the time to cast our vote.
Those running for office are at each other’s throat.
A seat in the oval office is what they seek
For the title of commander in chief - so to speak
Promises, promises, that’s what we all hear
However, will they deliver if elected - are they sincere?
Their speeches sound great - only do they speak their own