THE POETRY CORRAL

Welcome to GENEMINIX. COM ~~~~~ POETRY ~~~~~~ BIBLE STORIES IN POEMS ~~~~~ SOME CHRISTMAS POEMS ~~~~~~ THE 50'S AND 60'S~~~~~~ THE BAR-M RANCH ~~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY ~~~~~~ SWEET MEMORIES ~~~~~~ THE THINKINIG LOG ~~~~~~~ SOME OF THE AWARDS WON ~~~~~~ SOME MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~ AND SOME MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~ MEMORIES FROM YESTERYEAR ~~~~~~~  FROM GOD'S WORD ~~~~~~~ THE POETRY CORRAL ~~~~~~ 100 YEARS AGO ~~~~~~ OVER MORNING COFFEE ~~~~~~ GOOD MORNING, MORNING ~~~~~~ THIS and THAT ~~~~~~ OVERHEARD GRANDPA ZEKE SAYING...... ~~~~~~ THE GOOD LORD'S TRAIN IS A-COMING ~~~~~~ GOD CAN ~~~~~~ AND SOME MORE POEMS ~~~~~ MY FOOT'S ASLEEP IN MY SHOE ~~~~~ THIS POEM'S NOT ABOUT..... ~~~~~~ ONE CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~ TILES  ~~~~~~ GOOD MORNING WORLD ~~~~~~ MR. BROWN, THE GAS STATION MAN ~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY....SCHOOL ~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY.....SWEET MEMORIES ~~~~~ NEED SOME TRUE PATRIOTS TODAY ~~~~~~ A SPRING RAIN ~~~~~~ MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ~~~~~~ TODAY I STOPPED ON A DIRT ROAD ~~~~~~ YESTERDAY'S SCHOOL ~~~~~~~ LIFE WAS SIMPLE AGAIN........AND BEAUTIFUL ~~~~~ GREEN GRASS AND YELLOW DAFFODILS ~~~~~ AUTUMN IS A GYPSY GIRL ~~~~~~ AND THREE MORE POEMS ~~~~~ MAY ALL YOUR TRAILS BE HAPPY TRAILS ~~~~~ OUR LORD LIVES AGAIN~~~~~ AND MORE OF THE POETRY CORRAL~~~~~~~~ CHILDHOOD MEMORIES~~~~~~ DIDN'T WE HAVE SOME FUN~~~~~~ AUTUMN AND RIVERS~~~~~ A FEW THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY~~~~~~~~ THE SNOW CAME LAST NIGHT~~~~~~~ ROY ROGERS WAS A HERO TO ME~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY, REMEMBER THE 50'S & 60'S~~~~~~~ CRUISIN' THE NOSTALGIA HIGHWAY**REMEMBERING SKY KING~~~~~~ LITTLE PARTNER~~~~ IT WASN'T BAD AT ALL ~~~~~~~MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~~ GENE MINIX MINISTRIES ~~~~~~~~~ STILL MORE AWARDS ~~~~~~~~CHRISTMAS POEMS

THE POETRY CORRAL

MY CUP IS FULL AND OVERFLOWING

by Gene Minix

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings.
Sent down from Heaven above.
My cup is filled and overflowing.
O, how wonderful your sweet love.

You came into my heart
And now you live in my soul.
You forgave me of my sins.
You cleansed and made me whole.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings.
Sent down from Heaven above.
My cup is filled and overflowing.
O, how wonderful your sweet love.

Yes, my cup is filled and overflowing.
There is a smile on my face.
Thank you, Lord, for loving me.
For your mercy and your grace.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings.
Sent down from Heaven above.
My cup is filled and overflowing.
O, how wonderful your sweet love.

© Copyright 2010, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

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THE LORD WALKS UPON THE STORMS

by Gene Minix

The Lord walks upon the storms.
The clouds are the dust of His feet.
The winds and the waves obey His call.
So in the storms that come in this life,
I'll face them without fear.
Knowing my God is in control of all.

The Lord walks upon the storms.
The clouds are the dust of His feet.
He carries us safely in His hand.
So when the strong winds blow
I shall still be confident that all is well.
For the winds and the waves have to obey His command. 

© Copyright 2010, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.



"......the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm,
and the clouds are the dust of his feet."
--Nahum 1:3
 

A LOVE SO VERY STRONG
WILL LIVE ON AND ONE

by Gene Minix

War is hell he thought
As he lay there that night.
His thoughts on home far away
And the girl of his delight.

How he longed to hold her
'Neath the pale moon light.
But he was here and she was there
On this long lonely night.

He took the worn picture
Of his love so fair.
Held it close to his heart
And wished he was there.

And the desert wind blew soft.
Her voice he could hear.
And he blew her kisses
And spoke her name so dear.

Enemy fire broke the calmness.
Blood mixed with desert sand.
A young soldier lay dying
A worn picture tight in his hand.

Far away she arises from her sleep
And opens her window to soft breezes light.
And she touches her lips
She feels his soft kisses this night.

How strange she thought this night
And she blows him soft kisses dear.
The desert winds speak her name
He feels her presence so near.

"I love you so , my darling"
He holds her picture tight.
"Soft breeze carry my kisses to him"
She whispers on this night.

Blood mixed with desert sand.
A young soldier's life on earth is gone.
But a love so very strong
Will live on and on.

© Copyright 2013, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.
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GOD'S EYES ARE SEARCHING

by Gene Minix

One may fool his fellow man
And hide from him things he'll never know.
But one cannot hide from God.
His eyes are searching to and fro.

God is looking everywhere....
There is nothing He cannot see.
He looks deep with the hearts of all.
He knows all about you and me.

Our thoughts are not hid from God.
He knows everything that we do.
He is looking deep within us.
He sees us through and through.

He knows when we are sad or happy.
He knows when we are good.
He knows when we do not do
Those things that we should.

Yes, the eyes of the Lord are everywhere.
There is nothing He cannot see.
He searches the hearts of all.
He knows all about you and me.

© Copyright 2012, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout
the whole earth,................." -2 Chronicles. 16:9
 

 

 


You Can Be The Rainbow

by Gene Minix

In everyone's life there comes some bad days.
And when they come, makes one really feel down.
But did you know, you can brighten the day
And help bring a smile where there was a frown.

You can be the rainbow
To the storms of life.
You can bring some peace and joy
And help take away the strife.
Reach out to those who are hurting.
You can help the storms go away.
You can be the rainbow,
You can brighten someone's day.

© Copyright 2010, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

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WALK ON A RAINBOW TRAIL

by Gene Minix

The Navajo have a saying.
One that sits mighty well.
They say there's a way out of dark mist
Over a rainbow trail.

Walk on a rainbow trail.
Walk on a trail of song.
All around you will be beauty
As you travel along.

The world can be tough sometimes,
There's no doubt about it.
But the love of God lights the day.
Come on now, sing and shout it.

Walk on a rainbow trail.
Walk on a trail of song.
Tell the world about Jesus
As you travel along.

Well, the dark clouds are all gone.
There's a rainbow in the sky.
Walk on a rainbow trail
And tell your troubles good-bye.

The world can be tough sometimes.
That surely is a fact.
But the love of God lights the day
And there's no doubt about that.

Walk on a rainbow trail.
Walk on a trail of song.
Ain't it a mighty good feeling
When all your troubles are gone.

© Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

SURE HAPPY AS CAN BE

by Gene Minix

The mountains are sure pretty.
The skies are peaceful and serene.
The prairie grass is growing.
It's 'bout knee high and green.

The cows are all content
As they mosey around.
I'm singing a happy song
And my horse moves to the sound.

His head is held high
As he trots along.
He's already smelling the fresh hay
As we head for home.

The shadows are falling
As we ride on down the trail.
I don't have to guide my horse,
He knows the way well.

Soon we'll be at the ranch house.
The little woman's waiting for me there.
I can see her standing at the door,
A yellow ribbon in her hair.

It's a good life, Dear Lord.
And I'm happy as I can be.
Those showers of blessings
Are falling down all over me.

Yes, it's a fine life you've given.
You are so good to me.
And this ole cowboy's sure thankful
And happy as can be.

© Copyright 2010, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

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FROM BLACK & WHITE
TO LIVING COLOR

by Gene Minix

If you are walking in a black and white world......
If the colors of your life are dull and drab.....
Hand the brush to Jesus!
He'll take from the silver of the star that shown
On that night He was born in Bethlehem.
He'll take from the red that flowed from Calvary.
He'll take from the gold of the morning sun
on that grand resurrection morning
and the royal blue of a King
and mix it with the emerald green of mercy
and He'll paint your life
a kaleidoscope
of wonderful color!
Shining,
Glistening,
Ablaze,
Radiant,
Bright,
Brilliant,
Beaming
Wonderful Living Color.
From a drab world to a world of vibrant color......
That's what Jesus will do for you!

Having   Jesus as Savior and Lord makes all
the difference in the colors of your life!

©Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

 

WITHIN THOSE DOORS
 

© By: Gene Minix


The cottage was small.
The rooms numbered only four.
Not any fancy furniture you'd find.
But, oh, the love within those doors.

Mama and Papa worked hard all their lives
To care for children who numbered four.
The world would call them poor
But, how rich life was within those doors.

When the sun went down
And they were all done with the chores,
Papa would play the guitar, Mama would sing.
Oh, the joy within those doors.

The children would all join in
And their voices would soar.
Mama read the Bible, Papa would pray.
Oh, the love within those doors.

A family so very rich, indeed.
Not measured by what they wore.
Or how fancy the house might be.
But, by the love within those doors.

© Copyright 2011, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.

 



 

 

GOD'S FINGERPRINTS


by Gene Minix

The fingerprints of God are everywhere.
Just look around and you will see.
In the beauty of a rose, in the giant oak tree.
But most of all, in you and me.

You can see them in the clouds above
And in the moon and stars that shine through.
In the majestic mountains reaching tall
And in the oceans wide and blue.

In meadows of green, in the song of the lark.
In an eagle flying high above the trees.
The fingerprints of God are everywhere
But most of all, in you and me.

© Copyright 2009, by Gene Minix.
All rights reserved.



"And God said, Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness: and let them have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."


-Genesis 1:26,27