Our World in Poetry "Todays News ~ Is Tomorrow's History."

Welcome to Our World In Poetry. I hope you enjoy your visit. More than that, I hope that you will see "Our World" and "Poetry" in a different perspective. All of the poetry on this site is written by JerriFaye Thomason, that would be me... As you will see this site is dedicated to Our World & Poetry. Very little of the poetry will be of a personal nature. Although, there will be a few poems that make it on here. There are poems that tug at my heart and those will most certainly make their debut. Okay then, here we go. Why don't you get a cup of coffee. I feel the need for a Mountain Dew myself.




October 16, 2013

Well, I am starting to write again.  I finally realize that I cannot rescue Our World In Poetry ~ Book I.
I guess I have to tell you that my book tanked.  While trying to promote it ~ I lost my focus when it
came to writing.  So Dick Clark has finally made it.  He was so much a part of our past on many levels.
I feel good about crossing Dick Clark off my list.  I have put American Bandstand on with Chubby Checkers doing "The Twist" below the poem.  This is the first show that black's and whites danced on the same dance floor.  This is history and Dick Clark did this, looking back it's an impressive accomplishment.  Dick Clark deserves to be acknowledged by all Americans.  I still have "Poems to Write" which is a list I kept because I knew should try to write them.  I can tell you three issues have been checked off.  This means I have more research to do.  A lot of work goes into my news and memorial poetry. I love trying to capture the heart of each piece written.  I hope I inform and bring emotion into the words I write.  There are some poems I can't wrap my mind around.  That drives me nuts...  I hope you like it.  Well now you know, so onward and that means more research.  Will I publish again?  I don't know but I love writing.  In 500 years maybe Our World In Poetry will relay the personal emotional knowledge of Our World Today.  That is what the "Cave Walls of Yesteryear" were to us. 



If anyone would like a signed book please just let me know. 
~ I would love to send you a signed copy. ~

OUR WORLD IN POETRY, BOOK 1: NEWS TODAY IS HISTORY TOMORROW (ISBN: 978-1-61204-152-0) is now available for $48.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:

I no longer have a personal website at Strategic Publishing.  So the link below is no longer connected to me.  However, the Bookstore is always open and will help in anyway they can.


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To those of you who check in ~ Thank you.

To those of you that will buy my book ~ Thank you.

To Professor Randy Pausch ~ Your words and life kept me going.  Without you, I may have given up.  Your life inspired many people and I am one.  Thank you.

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The two links below are Amazon (has the lowest prices) and
Barnes & Noble websites.  You may find a better price.






American Band Stand ~ If memories serves,
Where new bands went ~ And debuts occurred,
With an invitation ~ Dreams became a flicker of hope, 
For most ~ Bandstand was a survival rope,
Dick Clark the host ~ Changed lives in an instant, 

On that studio floor ~ They went the distance, 

As they rocked that world ~ An era was born, 

Bands and teens together ~ Became a generation torn, 
Not was it just live bands and teens, 
Blacks and whites met and danced on National TV, 
Dick Clark changed America ~ With one weekly show, 
Some wondered ~ If he had an inkling of where it would go? 
Pop Culture couldn’t be written without this iconic man, 
He dabbled in music ~ Like children play in the sand. 
American Bandstand did come to an end, 
Technology took over ~ Faster than men, 
Out with the old ~ In with the new, 
This man had to find something else to do,
He produced and hosted game shows too, 
Dick was a man ~ True to himself, 
He also became ~ A New Year's Eve Elf,  
He gave to All ~ "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," 
Celebrating Hope ~ A nation’s mid-night wish to believe, 
Hope never wavered ~ By the cold, snow, rain or sleet, 
Millions came as one ~ An Infant New Year to Greet, 
Entertainers on the jumbotron ~ Could be seen and not heard,
Most of the people ~ Sang along knowing the words, 
As the New Years Ball descended ~ The World did slow,
With the exception of counting backwards ~ On top Dick had control...

~ A Look Back ~

He so enjoyed life ~ Mentally and physically he stayed young,
American Bandstand gone ~ Still there were songs to be sung,
In a studio with teenagers ~ And bands thankful for the debut,
Or perched on a tower ~ Purging the old ~ Welcoming the new,
He modeled his home  ~ After Wilma and Fred's,
For a cave family ~ It was handsome spread,  
“America’s Oldest Teenager” ~ That nick-name truly fit,
His youthful image barely changed ~ As he showcased America’s wit,
Dick Clark revolutionized the world of music ~ Almost without thought,
If There Was A “King of Pop” ~ Might It have Been The One ~ Who Let It Rock?


Dick Clark

Richard Wagstaff Clark
November 30, 1929
April 18, 2012

JerriFaye Thomason


Dick Clark biography –



JerriFaye Thomason © 2013



I have added a new page,


After I have interjected my thoughts on
today's issues, here on my home page.  I will then move them to
the new page.  Like all of my other pages the newest will always
be on top.  That way I always know what I was thinking, when I
was thinking it...lol
  I have added a new page,






Run your mouse over the American Flag.

To ALL of Our Veterans and that includes

Our Warrior Dogs  ~  Thank You.


So you can listen to II DIVO while you read this list.
This video is beautiful.  But it takes a bit of time to load.
It can be found on the ~Me~ page.  
It is the best video I have ever seen.  It will touch you ~ I Promise!

~ Dr. Schuller's ~ 10 Commandments for God's Ideas ~
~ Have been moved to the  ~Me~ Page ~




Thank You Jesus,

Thank You Jesus for “The Old Rugged Cross,”
For all You’ve give us ~ And for those we’ve lost,
Thank You for staying and not walking away,
For hearing our words as we pray,
Thank You for wearing the “Crown of Thorns,”
For baring the pain ~ Our sins ~ You mourned,
Thank You for the spikes in Your Feet and Hands,
For telling Your Father ~ They don’t understand,
Thank You sometimes goes unsaid,
Yet, You forgive ~ And love instead,
Thank You for the spear in Your side,
For the blood You spilt ~ When crucified,
Thank You Jesus ~ For today and tomorrow,
For the happiness now ~ And then for the sorrow.



I went and read a medical review on a step by step detail of the crucifixion.  Then he, Dr. C. Truman Davis, told how each wound and the crucifixion itself affected Jesus’ body. You can read his article by clicking on this link: http://www.konnections.com/Kcundick/crucifix.htmlThe picture of Jesus also came from this site. 


Really, thanks for coming in and reading His words.  He just allows me
to put them on paper.  For that, I am grateful.  I realize that these
poems are not religious, but they all let us know that He is here. 
He may be silent ~ But, He is not gone.  God has given us so
very  much and for the most part we ignore and neglect His
words. It may be time for us to look around at
"Our World" and realize that we are in trouble.  
He is here ~ He does see ~ He does listen ~ 
~ Silence does not equal gone ~
~ Silence equals free will ~
~ Dialog is the answer ~
~ He Is The Way ~
~ So Pray ~

    This Bible connects to Real Player or Media Player and it will read to you.


Here is on of the best websies I have ever run across for poets.  I hope this helps those of you looking for reputable resources.


Up Dated Last  ~ October 16, 2013

~ Take Me Up Big Guy ~

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