Joseph T. Renaldi

Joseph T. Renaldi Poems

Graduation Day is the climax of a dream.
A parental dream that began when a child is born,
And their hope come true it would seem,
A triumph held after periods of forlorn,
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Once Upon an autumn day,
Colorful leaves began to fade
In the midst of a chilly, frosty air
As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.
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There are strange and mysterious sounds
When the winds of winter blow,
The long nights are crystal clear and cold,
And the fields and meadows are covered with snow.
...

Once upon a Summer day,
Birds chirped in a musical way,
Grass drenched in the morning dew,
The sky covered in a vast color of blue.
...

The everyday duties of a teacher
Are as difficult as they can be,
Whether in an elementary or secondary school
Or whether the teacher is a he or she.
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Today we face the trying times
Of heartache and pain.
Many hopes and dreams are shattered,
And prayers seem to be in vain.
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Autumn is on the horizon, I can tell
By the colored leaves that fell,
While all around the land was green,
The change in the season hardly seen.
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Walking by an old abandoned building
That once housed a penny candy store,
I envisioned all the wide-eyed children
As they gazed at the display of candy galore.
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I am grateful for the eyes that I can see
the activities that can be done by me.
I am grateful for the ears that I may hear
the sobbing of those who need me near.
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I saw a beautiful butterfly in flight
And how it enlightened my life.
For one bright, fleeting instant,
I forgot about my problems and strife.
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I enjoy strolling along the narrow path,
As it meanders through the forest.
It generates a feeling of relaxation,
And puts my troubled mind to rest.
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I'm a little boy isolated from everyone,
And my family and friends need to see
That I'm missing from the neighborhood scene.
Perhaps they have forgotten all about me.
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Take the journey through life with me, dear,
Cuddle close to my weary side.
I need you to help guide me, dear,
Whatever betide.
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What a pathetic place this world would become
If there were not such a thing as friendship?
Friends come in different races, color, or creed,
And form a trustworthy union that never bends,
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Today, while I sit in my rocking chair to rest
Reminiscing the time that I loved the best,
In my vision I can once more see,
My beloved sister and brothers and even me.
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May Graduation Day fill your heart
With feelings of accomplishments this day,
To bring you peace of mind and happiness
In every special way.
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Once upon a winter day
Gray clouds passed swiftly across the sky
As shapely snowflakes fell steadily down,
Covering the land in a dazzling white
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Now - our home is extremely lonesome
Since my son went away.
Although the sun is shining,
The sky seems dull and gray.
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I am haplessly entrenched near a road,
Bogged down by the war's heavy load.
Then as I view the skirmish ahead,
My mind is overcome with a dread.
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Every child we want to prosper,
But must have time to grow.
Each one must learn to weather
Life's trials and tribulations even more.
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Joseph T. Renaldi Biography

I am originally from Windber, Pennsylvania.For many years I lived in Frackville located in eastern Pennsylvania.I am the author of The Wailing Wind, A Tale of Love and Obsession and an assortment of poetry.The poem, Graduation Day is the most read of all the poems that I have written thus far.Many of my poems have been used by many individuals and organizations throughout the world.I spent forty(40) years in the field of education and am now retired.Since my retirement I spent much of my time to the visual arts, especially writing, painting, drawing, and woodcrafts.My basic life resume consists of the following: Education: Windber High School, Windber, PA, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD.Military Service: USAF - United States, Japan, Korea.I have been married to the former Doris Hawk of Littlestown, PA for sixty (60) years. Children: Jan Renaldi, Morrisville, NC, Daniel J. Renaldi, Frackville, PA, Lori Renaldi Waqar, Harrisburg, PA. Grandchildren: Brianna Renaldi, Wilmington, NC, Lindsay Nicole Waqar, Harrisburg, PA. During my career I served in the following capacities: Assistant Football Coach, Tachikawa AFB, Japan, Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD. Head Football Coach and Teacher of Civics and Economics at New Cumberland High School, New Cumberland, PA. Head Football, Basketball, and Baseball Coach and teacher of Latin and History at Frackville High School, Frackville, PA. Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Teacher, Defensive Football Coordinator, Head Track Coach, Junior High Basketball Coach in the Saint Clair Area School District, Saint Clair, PA. I served as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of the Saint Clair Area School District, Saint Clair, PA for twenty (20) years.)

The Best Poem Of Joseph T. Renaldi

Graduation Day

Graduation Day is the climax of a dream.
A parental dream that began when a child is born,
And their hope come true it would seem,
A triumph held after periods of forlorn,
A feeling of pride and euphoria years away
For a daughter or son - Graduation Day.

It is a peak of success for the graduate,
Not only for the graduate but parents too.
A joyful event after many years they had to wait,
Realizing the glorious thrill of a dream come true,
A genuine smile accompanied by a deep sigh,
Often a handkerchief in hand as the class goes by.

Graduation is a deserving, hard earned goal
With mortarboard and gown as foretold,
A gratifying service of the mind and soul
In a simple and beautiful sheepskin told
That the graduate fulfilled the educational rule.
At last, for the mother and father, a dream come true.
Graduation Day!

Joseph T. Renaldi Comments

Ttjthfhdyfth 15 November 2020

Teri maa ko koodo lavde ke baal

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Tracker Ogryphon 14 February 2008

Hello Mr. Renaldi. I too am a Veteran. I just read your magnificent poem 'Plight of Veterans'. Keep up the good work. I to am a Veteran. Take Care.

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Ruby Root 13 July 2006

Joseph you are compassionate, kind and caring person. You write with uniquness and with originality. You are talented poet, I enjoy being on your site.

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Lare Austin 16 February 2005

Hi Joe...I just finished reading your poem, 'America's Plight'. This piece beams with inspiration and determination...and strives for a just end goal. Who wouldn't appreciate its message? Good rhythm, too. Well done, Joe. Well done... Just me, Lare

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Lare Austin 05 February 2005

Hi Joe...I just read your poem, 'The Snowstorm'....it is an absolutely delightful read. This has very soothing and warming images. Very well done... Lare Austin

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