I'd like to invite you to stay and visit for awhile.
Just sit back, make yourself at home and take a look around. All of these poems are
special to me, by a very special poet....
James J. Metcalfe.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
If you have a request
for a certain poem by this poet, let me know and I will try
to locate it for you.
I hope these pages will contain some things to bring you some happy thoughts, a few smiles, and hopefully just a little bit of laughter.
Have a pleasant stay and please don't forget to sign my Guestbook on your way out! I hope you'll come back once in awhile to see what changes I've made and new things that will be added.
I am not related to James J. Metcalfe, but one of many who love his work
and want to share with others who feel the same.
Scroll down to see LISTS of poems
Webpage started April 1999
Last update 10-3-2014
Good morning, God, and thank You for
... The glory of the sun...And
thank You for the health I have... To
get my duty done... I shall devote the
Hours of... This golden day to You...
By honoring Your holy name... In
everything I do... I shall pursue my daily
art... Without complaint or fear...
And spend my every effort to... Be
friendly and sincere... I know there have
been many days... That I have whiled
away... But this is one that I will try
... To make Your special day... And
so once more, good morning, God...
And please depend on me... Because I
want to honor You...For all eternity.
James J. Metcalfe
Why I Write
If there is one who reads my lines... And one whose heart will
say... That my mundane philosophy... Has helped him on
his way... If there is anyone whose sky... Is brighter than be-
fore... And who by virtue of my words... May make a higher
score... Then I shall know my life is not... Entirely in
vain... Because I have contributed... Some comfort in the
rain... And that is all I ever ask... That I may do my bit...
To help the world consider life... And make the best of it...
I only want to share my thoughts... With everyone on earth
... In soft and simple phrases for... Whatever they are worth.
James J. Metcalfe
This poem Why I Write is on page 45 on his book, More Poem Portraits
- The Fireman
5 More Patriotic Poems by James J. Metcalfe
updated Sept.11, 2009
- Remember Now..(Pearl Harbor)2-16-10
A Thanksgiving Poem
New year Poem
Ground Hog Day...added 2-1-10
A Valentine Poem...
3 Easter poems
Who loves you Darling, more than I,
Or even half as much... Who is so glad
to take your hand...and thrilled to feel its
touch?... Who else is so concerned about
your welfare, night and day...However brief
our meeting or... The longest while away?
... To every question, Darling, you... must
know the answer true... That no one else
could ever be... so much in love with
you... I cherish you, I think of you
... When skies are dark or bright... And
always you, and only you... Are in my
dreams at night... And if you should
live, a thousand years...However you might
try... You could not find another one...
To love you more than I.
James J. Metcalfe
- So Many Miles
- As Long As Life
- Nothing To Hide
- Private Problems
- We Never Met Again
- Tears To Come
- Never Ending Love
- I Want Just You
- I Know You Love Me
- Only You
- Our Calendar
- I Search For You
- I Dreamed Of You
- As Long As You Are Mine
- I Love You More
- To Please Your Heart
- Be Mine, My Love
- Close To My Heart
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Meanwhile I hope you enjoy visiting this site and will
sign my Guestbook........10-(5-30)-2014
Always My Love Our Songs Life Unrehearst Thank You
~WAITING~10-2014 Our Old Songs No Rank or Wealth Lost Sheep Our Old Songs No Rank or Wealth Poem For Mother Our Old Things The Good Life <Plan For Tomorrow When We Are Old We Make Mistakes Your Dog... God Is My Friend No Need To Envy
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More Poems by Name
Always My Love Always a
All In The Heart So Much To Do Visit The Sick
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Enjoy the site and May God Bless You.
I made this website with written permission and blessings from the poet's daughter, Kristina.
Thank you Kristina! Be sure to visit her website.
I have since learned that Kristina has died.
She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
Books by James J. Metcalfe
- Poem Portraits For All Occasions
- Poem Portraits of Inspiration
- Garden In My Heart
- Poem Portraits
- More Poem Portraits
- Poem Portraits Of The Saints
- My Rosary Of Rhymes
- Love Portraits
- Daily Poem Portraits
- Poems For Children
Mr. Metcalfe would be so pleased that his poems are still being read and
appreciated by so many and they still have an impact on the lives of those reading
his poems. They touch the heart and make one stop and think
As a young girl of 18 years, I clipped one out of the newpapers that had
special meaning for me. I am 75 yrs old (2014) now and this website is
my humble tribute to this great poet.
James J. Metcalfe 1906-1960
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James J. Metcalfe was born in Berlin, Germany, on September
16, 1906. His poems entitled Poem Portraits were in
over 100 newspapers in the United States in the 40's and 50's.
His first book of Portraits contains 750 of
his poems . He wrote of Life , Love , friendship, Patriotism, faith .
His verse looks and reads so easy that it wins
the finest of all tributes: "That's just what I was thinking. Why didn't
I write that?"
He lived with his wife,Lillian, in Chicago ,Dallas
and later in California. They have three children. Don, Jim and
James J. Metcalfe died March 1960, at the age of 53
His daughter, Kristina Maria, Born: Aug 18, 1943
Died: Feb 20, 2006
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