Saturday, June 26, 2010

His Journey’s Just Begun

Anthony, you weren’t born as a leader on a football field
Although you became developed to lead without any yield
At Oneonta High School you broke and set records high
Those records shall remain here although you’re in the sky

Scholarships and awards became portions of your hall of fame
Your number five shall always be remembered you sparked a flame
You burned into the souls and hearts of those that know you well
Your life a martyr among those that played with you stories they’ll tell

Your perseverance/dedication in All State and District honors earned
Shall stand as a beacon in the hearts of many as they learned
Your character and classroom studies became your honor roll
Academically you stood out with high marks never will remain untold

In 2009 you were a part of the Inaugural Football Team, no mystery
You were credited with the very first tackle a part of the schools history
Your touchdowns and yards gained was something special to see
You leave behind a challenge for many to achieve your legacy

Danielle will miss you and the special love the two of you shared
Yet she understands that while you were here your love you declared
You taught her to love unconditionally and that so she did
As you watch over her from above her love on earth she’ll always bid

Your Father, Anthony Sr. loves you and you’ll always be his son
He prays that you’re fishing trips together; the last ones were the best
His losing you has placed his faith in God as knowing best although a test
Your Mother Refesia, shall miss you and to her you are her number one
She realizes your going home to heaven “Your Journey’s Just Begun”!

© Copyrighted June 25, 2010 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated in Tribute to: Anthony “Ray Ray” Mostella Jr. 5/10/88 – 6/13/10

Saturday, June 20, 2009


He left for IRAQ with warm hugs and kisses we’d part
When he came back home in a casket it broke my heart
Everyone says it will get better I know how you feel
Yet this feeling of emptiness inside of me is something very real

We had our entire life planned our future was looking bright
Now I must settle with this loneliness and live many sleepless nights
We grew up together and attended the same high school
He left for war and now his absence is harsh senseless and cruel

I still recall the first time we kissed, and the first date we ever had
Losing John is something senseless and leaves me feeling sad
He was such the gentleman he’d open my car door seat me in just right
When he brought me home from dates he’d hold me closely very tight

Nobody can relate to the true relationship we shared so close
Everything about our love for each other was tender and the most
He bought my engagement ring with pains he’d pick the one I like
Even though he’s gone now, I’ll wear it morning, day and night

The place where he is buried is filled with honor military style
His death for me is filled with “Pain” and for me a lonely trial
I’ll never get over his death he was taken so suddenly away
Everything we had planned is now gone yet my love shall never stray!

© Copyrighted June 7, 2009 By: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: War, Death and Love Taken Away

It's Your Birthday

Today is your birthday Tis such a lovely thought
There’s nothing quite like you and all the fun you brought
God had a special reason in allowing you to be born
Your birth would bring such happiness removing all the scorn

How does anyone ever say to an Angel such as you?
How much you’re appreciated and loved without further ado
Everytime you smile emptiness and sadness goes away
Having you around to offer care enhances our everyday

There are no words to describe the many things for others you do
You’re presence is felt so deeply you are an Angel through and through
Each time I hear your voice in song or either in praise
I get this special feeling of the Holy Spirit it puts me in a daze

God knows you have the special gift of worship and ministry too
It warms my heart to hear you preach, I’m thankful God made you
I know you could never have known the many ways God would use you
But I’m thankful he allowed your birth it’s a blessing that is true

“It’s Your Birthday” a day that is unlike all the rest
You have such a beautiful way with words to me you are the best
It’s hard to believe a woman as beautiful as you truly are
Could ever cook the most delicious food, as to me you are a star

So, before this day gets away from us, I’d feel honored just to say
I’m thankful God gave you life and blessed us with your birthday
Please don’t ever think that you are not appreciated very much
As Laura Powell you’re something else you have a magic touch!

© Copyrighted June 17, 2009 by: Michael R. Powell
Dedicated to: Laura Powell, June 17, 2009

Gods Little Angels

God uses all of us, and usually we live life long
Some of us earn our wings sooner seems so very wrong
It’s wrong because as humans we’re selfish to a degree
Giving up our precious Angel is a loss in the first degree

God chooses some of us while we’re yet so very young
He chooses us for heaven our life a song that’s sung
Even though it’s hard to accept this loss on earth below
God has a special purpose in doing this it adds a special glow

Colby Curtin was just that type of child living here on earth
She always was such a special delight so valued is her worth
See Colby developed Vascular Cancer this wrought her so much pain
God wouldn’t allow her to carry this burden would be so very in vain

For the most part death befalls those that are mainly old
But God chooses younger ones to improve heavens mold
God selected Colby to be in heaven with him without further ado
He chose her while she’s young and beautiful to add to heavens view

As humans we find it difficult to let go of the ones we love
That’s because losing a child is like losing the purity of a dove
Realizing God must tire calling old ones to heavens fold
He but picks a rosebud (Colby Curtin) before she grows old

Believe me it is difficult to lose one so young but again we must try
The saddest words that we as humans know is the word good-bye
As now Colby departs her family that is left here on earth behind
They must realize God loves children too, as Angels are hard to find!

© Copyrighted June 20, 2009 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: The loss of an Angel…Colby Curtin

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Americas Hero

Americas Hero

A Firefighter is a risk taker unlike most you’ll find
Wherever there is fire they rush in saving lives, yours and mine
The risks they take are horrendous yet they face it anyhow
The job they perform is unlike any yet they never stop to bow

One might ask why firemen run into danger while others runaway
It’s just because it’s in their heart to protect you night and day
Sometimes things go afoul with more danger than one can sense
It’s back drafts or a bleve that takes lives even in self defense

Firemen are our Heroes they lay their life down on the line
Firefighters are very courageous with bravery that’s hard to find
Everytime an alarm goes off they respond without second thought
Never knowing what they’ll face or what emergency is wrought

When things go wrong as sometimes it seems they do
A Brother Firefighter loses their life it’s sad without ado
Many Brothers at the station find this absence hard to accept
A family that supports him feels empty as they all shall wept

Yes, today a Firefighter put their life on the line in the job they do
Things aren’t quite the same now life adds feelings that are blue
The courage and the sacrifice a fireman gives to us each day
Losing the life of one so loyal leaves emptiness since he’s gone away

Firefighters are Americas Heroes in the many things they do
They never hesitate to respond saving lives for me and you
So, next time you see a fireman take time to shake their hand
One never knows when a firefighter will die with courage in this land!

© Copyrighted June 17, 2009 by: Michael Rayford Powell
Dedicated to: The Honor of Firemen risking their lives!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Portrait of an Angel

Portrait of an Angel

Everytime I look at her she tempts me very much
She has that awesome beauty truly an Angels touch
I love the way her hair just flows like satin as it glows
She has the most gorgeous eyes, and such a pretty nose

I love to hear her sing a voice just like a nightingale
She makes such lovely music touches hearts makes them swell
She has a generous side she shares with all she can
It’s nothing short of a luxury to be able to be her chosen fan

I met her on the Internet and never shall I regret
She’s filled to overflowing with sweetness she’ll never let you fret
How does anyone tell her how sensuous she appears indeed?
She possesses the awesome power to make ones heart just bleed

Never have I ever seen anyone to her that could quite compare
Every opportunity she gifts in her photos makes a fan just stare
Anyone that gets to know this “Portrait of an Angel” Melissa Dye
Cannot help but fall in love with her as she’s sweet as a sugar pie

I love the charming way she keeps in touch with her chosen fans
She creates such beautiful music and songs with her selected bands
She has such a feminine appearance that softens the hardest heart
Anyone that takes the time to know her falls in love at the very start!

© Copyrighted June 16, 2009 by: Michael R. Powell
Dedicated to: An Angel: Melissa Dori Dye