Poems by Edward Schaefer

The poems listed below can be selected and framed with any of the art prints available in this web site. These poems have all been written by the artist Edward Schaefer and his wife Phyllis. When combined with the image of your choice, you will create a very unique and personl gift for your loved one.

These poems are all the original works of Edward C. Schaefer and Phyllis J. Schaefer. All rights reserved. These poems or no part of these poems may be used, reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrievel system without permission in writing from the authors, Edward Schaefer or Phyllis Schaefer.

The Farmer's Prayer

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The Farmer's Prayer

Thank you, Lord, for all your gifts, the sunlight bright and warm, the winter snow and summer rain, that help us on our farm.

Thank you for the mild spring days, so perfect for planting seed. And send a little rain our way, you know exactly what we need.

Protect our crops out in the field, from the raging summer storm. And fill the rows of tasseled stalks, with golden yellow corn.

Please help us, too, at harvest time, to gather in the yield, the blessings of your bounty, from a thankful farmer's field.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1998.

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Thank You, Lord, For Our Dear Farmer

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Thank You, Lord, For Our Dear Farmer

Thank you, Lord, for the man who toils, the man who works your earth. He plants the seed that makes our bread, and is seldom noted for his worth.

He drives his tractor day and night, plowing, planting round the clock. And does the same at harvest time, all to help you feed your flock.

Dedicated to his task, he always gives a willing hand. Thank you, Lord, for this special man, the farmer who tills your land.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1994.

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Thank You, Lord, For Grandpa's Farm

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Thank You, Lord, For Grandpa's Farm

When I was just a little lad, I played upon my Grandpa's farm. I loved to feed the cows and horses, and climb the hay loft in the barn.

Fished the pond and chased the cats, I loved the smell of fresh mowed hay. So cool the water from the pump, and watermelon at midday.

I still can smell the apple pie, and taste the fresh iced tea. Grandma made the greatest chicken, and life was good as it could be.

Thank you, Lord, for that special place, that stayed all through my life. Please help to save the family farm, for other children, man, and wife.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1994.

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Bless Our Family Farm

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Bless Our Family Farm

O Lord, please bless this land we farm, our buildings, home and all the rest. Protect the seed we plant in spring, and send the rain to do its best.

Give us the wisdom to tend your land, and do our best at what we know. Please help the seeds we planted, to multiply and grow.

Command your elements to be kind, and guard our crops out in the field. Bless our farm at harvest time, and fill our bins with a grateful yield.

We thank you for these special gifts, you've granted through the year. But most of all, we thank you, Lord, for our family close and dear.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1999.

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This Old Farm

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This Old Farm

This old farm once bustled, with animals, kids and tractors, too. Grandpa worked it all, you see, and life was good as we all knew.

The old gray barn was lots of fun, and that's where we used to play. We fed the hogs and chickens, and gathered in the eggs they lay.

Things have slowly aged with years, and the barn is hardly used at all. Grandma's house is leanin now, and I'm sure is soon to fall.

But the rusty old pump stands tall and straight, and it still works, they say. The cats all seem to come and go, but the memories will always stay.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1999.

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Memories Will Always Stay

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Memories Will Always Stay

This old farm once bustled, with animals, kids and tractors, too. Grandpa worked it all, you see, and life was good as we all knew.

The old gray barn was lots of fun, and that's where we used to play. We fed the hogs and chickens, and gathered in the eggs they lay.

Things have slowly aged with years, and the barn is hardly used at all. Grandma's house is leanin now, and I'm sure is soon to fall.

But this old tractor stands tall and straight, and it still works, they say. All things in life will come and go, but our memories will always stay.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2003.

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To Dad With Love

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To Dad With Love

Thank you, Dad, for all the times, you were there to care. The special moments in my life, when you were there to share.

You'll never know how much it meant, to have you there , you see, encouraged by your silent smile, I knew you cared for me.

And from your fine examples, you taught me right from wrong. I learned from you that sharing love, will also make us strong.

Thank you, Dad, for all that you, have sacrificed for me. And thank you, Lord, for making Dad, the best that he could be.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1995.

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To Mom With Love

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To Mom With Love

Thank you, Mom, for all the times, you hugged and cared for me. You tied my shoes and washed my clothes, and bandaged up my knee.

You sent me off to school each day, and helped me learn to read. You'll never know how many times, your help encouraged me.

For all the special moments, that you were there to share, I love you so, for all you've done, and how you truly care.

Thank you, Lord, for sending me, this lady from above. And thank you, Lord, for giving Mom, a heart so full of love.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1999.

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To Grandpa With love

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To Grandpa With Love

I think my Grandpa likes me, for he always tries to show, a big warm smile to greet me, and that is how I know.

His helping hand is always there, with words of his advice. Grandpa is the best, you see, and I sure do think he's nice.

Grandpa is a special guy, who always seems to share, and all the things he seems to know, is taught to me with care.

So, thank you, Lord, for giving me, this Grandpa with such charm. And thank you, too, for giving him, a heart that is so warm.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2000.

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To Grandma With Love

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To Grandma With Love

I think my Grandma loves me, for she always tries to show, a big warm smile to greet me, and that is how I know.

Her helping hand is always there, with words of her advice. Grandma is the best, you see, and I sure do think she's nice.

Grandma gives a special love, and always seems to share, and all the things she seems to know, is taught to me with care.

So, thank you, Lord, for giving me, this Grandma with such charm. And thank you, two, for giving her, a heart that is so warm.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Eward C. Schaefer 2002.

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To Our Son

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To Our Son

It's alright to dream your dreams, and reach for them in time. With careful planning day-to-day, all things will work out fine.

Decisions made in life today, will be your destiny tomorrow. So make your choices thoughtfully, and you'll have no regrets or sorrow.

And through this life, you go but once, so be the best that you can be. For in this world we journey through, if you don't quit, you will suceed.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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To Our Daughter

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To Our Daughter

It's alright to dream your dreams, and reach for them in time. With careful planning day-to-day, all things will work out fine.

Decisions made in life today, will be your destiny tomorrow. So make your choices thoughtfully, and you'll have no regrets or sorrow.

And through this life, you go but once, so be the best that you can be, For in this world we journey through, if you don't quit, you will succeed.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edawrd C. Schaefer 2002.

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Bless Our Home

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Bless Our Home

A house is made with boards and nails, but a home is made with love. A shelter from the wind and snow, and a blessing from above.

A nice log fire will add a glow, but the family makes it warm. The house is just an empty room, till the children add the charm.

Some paint, some chairs, some curtains, for sure is not too much. But nothing makes a house, a home, like a mother's loving touch.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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To My Special Friend

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To My Special Friend

Your patience, has taught me to be patient.

Your positive attitude, has taught me to look for the good in other people.

Your laughter, has taught me to smile.

Knowing you, has helped me to take one day at a time, one step at a time, and enjoy life as I take these steps.

Thank you Lord, for bringing this very special person into my life.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Phyllis J. Schaefer 2002.

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Dream Your Dreams

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Dream Your Dreams

It's alright to dream your dream, and reach for them in time. With careful planning day-to-day, all things will work out fine.

Decisions made in life today, will be your destiny tomorrow. So make your choices thoughtfully, and you'll have no regrets or sorrow.

And through this life, you go but once, so be the best that you can be. For in this world we journey through, if you don't quit, you will succeed.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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Don't Ever Quit

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Don't Ever Quit

When your troubles in life, seem bigger than you. And the path you travel, is the rocky road through.

When your spirits are low, and your self-doubts are high. And you want to smile, but you think you will cry.

When your problems are heavy, and pressing a bit, put your trust in the Lord, but don't ever quit.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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Yes, You Can

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Yes, You Can

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't, it's almost for sure you won't.

If you think you will lose, you've lost. For out in this world we find, success begins with a persons will, it's all in your state of mind.

Life's battles don't always go, to the stronger or faster hand, but sooner or later, the one who wins, is the person who says, "I Can".

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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The Pilot's Dream

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The Pilot's Dream

I leave my earthly bonds behind, as the air begins my lift. I hear the engine roaring, and thank the Lord, for this great gift.

I fly into the world beyond, with white-laced clouds in sky of blue. and chase the wayward winds, with mind and soul renewed.

It feels so great to celebrate, where only eagles dare to soar. The topping of His windy heights, this silent dream is mine once more.

For as I glide on air-filled wings, I shed the burdens of my mind. And thank the Maker for this place, the peaceful heavens for mankind.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 1998, By Edward Schaefer

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Fisherman's Prayer

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Fisherman's Prayer

Oh Lord, please grant me extra time, as through this life I rome. To fish your waters I so love, before you call me home.

Please grant me water, clean and clear, in rivers, streams and lakes. And fill them full with hungry fish, a few that I may take.

Please give me wisdom, so I may know, which lure, today, is best. And help me catch the biggest fish, before my day of rest.

And Lord, I thank you everyday, for as long as life will last. Please grant me extra time, you see, to make just one more cast.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2002, By Edward Schaefer

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This Old Flag

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This Old Flag

This old flag has worn well, stained and tattered through the years. It stands for freedom for us all, but, mothers pay with mournful tears.

A symbol of our fathers' dreams, these colors wave on high. And in this land of people free, our spirit shall not die.

This old flag has worn well, and forever may it stay. For many times it stood the fight, as sons and daughters led the way.

This old flag has worn well, at home and far away. For in this land it's God we trust, to show and guide our way.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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Salute To The Fire Fighter

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Salute To The Fire Fighter

The sky is filled with smoke and flame, as fire trucks come from far and near. Someone's trapped within the blaze, but the Fire Fighter shows no fear.

Equipped for what might be ahead, into the flames they must advance. All efforts made to save a life, the risk is great, they take the chance.

And after all eternity, they struggle through the smoke and heat, emerging with the life in hand, while others fight till flames defeat.

Always ready when duty calls, committed to this job, they stand. We ask you, Lord, to keep them safe, and protect them with your guiding hand.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1998.

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Thank You, Lord, For Our Brave Firemen

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Thank You, Lord, For Our Brave Firemen

Thank you, Lord, for the man who fights, the roaring flames and human fears. The man who works to hone his skills, the devoted man who volunteers.

He keeps the trucks and fighting gear, always ready for the call. And when time comes is quick to challenge, the giant flames upon the wall.

This man is ready when he's called, to do a task that most men fear. He goes into the burning flames, to save the life we hold so dear.

O Lord we ask, please keep him safe.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 1994.

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To My Grandson

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To My Grandson

It's alright to dream your dreams, and reach for them in time. With careful planning day-to-day, all things will work out fine.

Decisions made in life today, will be your destiny tomorrow. So make your choices thoughtfully, and you'll have no regrets or sorrow.

And through this life, you go but once, so be the best that you can be. For in this world we journey through, if you don't quit, you will suceed.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edward C. Schaefer 2002.

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To My Granddaughter

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To My Granddaughter

It's alright to dream your dreams, and reach for them in time. With careful planning day-to-day, all things will work out fine.

Decisions made in life today, will be your destiny tomorrow. So make your choices thoughtfully, and you'll have no regrets or sorrow.

And through this life, you go but once, so be the best that you can be, For in this world we journey through, if you don't quit, you will succeed.

All Rights Reserved, Copyright by Edawrd C. Schaefer 2002.

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The Chocolate Lab

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The Chocolate Lab

 

The Chocolate Lab is a hunting breed,

and likes to hunt all day.

For ducks and geese he will retrieve,

and pheasants flush your way.

 

An ideal sport and family dog,

the Lab is a gentle friend.

He wants to please and trains with ease,

for whatever help that he may lend.

 

Chosen often to lead the blind,

and search and rescue teams.

He’s brave and kind and big of heart,

a dog of someone’s dreams.

 

But in our family we don’t care,

he chases balls and loves to play.

He protects us all throughout the night,

and wakes us in the morning, for another loving day.

 

From The AMERICAN MEMORY PRINTS Collection

By Edward C. Schaefer © 2009

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I Think My Dog's In Heaven

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I Think My Dog’s In Heaven

 

Who says dogs don’t go to heaven,

I know that just can’t be.

My dog has passed through this old world,

but I know will wait for me.

 

At my side throughout the years,

my dog has always been.

And on this journey through our lives,

a very faithful friend.

 

So, I just can’t imagine,

that God would offer me,

eternal life in heaven,

without my dog, by me.

 

From The AMERICAN MEMORY PRINTS Collection

By Edward C. Schaefer Copyright 2002

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The Beagle

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The Beagle

 

The beagle is a playful pup,

and likes to romp all day.

He’s great with kids,

and chases balls, but doesn’t like to stay.

 

A member of the family,

he’s certain to become.

And even Mom and Dad,

will learn to have some fun.

 

When taken to the brushy field,

and the rabbit jumps to run.

The beagle loves to howl and chase,

until the setting sun.

 

And when the dark of night does fall,

he lay upon the family floor.

A tired and loyal faithful friend,

he waits to share his love once more.

 

From The AMERICAN MEMORY PRINTS Collection

By Edward C. Schaefer © 2009

 

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The German Shepherd

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The German Shepherd

 

The German Shepherd, a dog of courage,

protects you from all harm.

He’s a bold and rugged fighter,

with a great big heart so warm.

 

His loyalty and intelligence,

with noble power combined.

All make the perfect dog,

for so many jobs defined.

 

The Shepherd is a great police dog,

or a guide dog for the blind.

He may join a rescue team,

or a family friend is fine.

 

His loyal faithful friendship,

once given to a man.

Will last a living lifetime,

and forever will withstand.

 

From The AMERICAN MEMORY PRINTS Collection

By Edward C. Schaefer © 2009

 

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