Day Worth While

I count that day as wisely spent... In which I do some good
...for someone who is far away... Or shares my neighborhood
... A day devoted to the deed... That lends a friendly hand
... And demonstrates a willingness... To care and under-
stand... I long to be of usefulness... In little ways and large
... Without a selfish motive and ... Without the slightest charge
... Because in my philosophy... There never is a doubt...
That all of us are here on earth... To help each other out... I
feel that day is fruitful and ... The time is worth my while...
When I promote the happiness... Of one enduring smile.

James J. Metcalfe


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


  • When We Are Old

    When you and I are old, I hope... That we shall be together
    ... To share the wonders of this world... In every kind of
    weather... I pray that we shall sit before... The same inviting
    fire... With all the golden memories... That lovers could
    desire... And if my hair is gray and yours... Reflects a silver
    beauty... May both of them be evidence... That we fulfilled
    our duty... May there be nothing tragic or... In any way
    distressing... But may we both belong to God... And gain
    His every blessing... I hope our partnership will bear... The
    fruit of each endeaver... And you will be with me, my love...
    Forever and forever.

    James J. Metcalfe

  • God Is My Friend

    If I had not a single friend... To love and comfort me...I
    know that I would still have God... To keep me company...I
    know that I could talk to Him... However far apart... And I
    would hear his gentle voice... If only in my heart... And He
    would take my hand in His... And guide me on my way...
    Along the path of sunshine where... The clouds are never gray
    ... For God is my eternal friend... Who never lets me down
    ... Or loses interest when I wear... A worry or a frown ...
    And though the flame that lights my soul... May grow a little
    dim... He does not question me as long ... As I have faith in
    Him.

    James J. Metcalfe .

  • United World

    There is not room enough on earth... For those who want to
    to fight... And those who feel that freedom is... A basic, human
    right...But somewhere in the days to come... There has to be
    a dawn... Where everyone agrees and where...The final line
    is drawn... We have to have security... And calm foor ever-
    more... Or else it is a useless goal... We have been striving for
    ... So let us get together now... And plan the years ahead...
    That everyone may live in peace... And have his share of bread
    ... But also let us keep our watch... Throughout each day and
    night... And guard our liberty with all... Our military might.

    James J. Metcalfe