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SOME VISITORS ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY CAN WRITE TO BEN BURROUGHS BUT THAT IS NOT CORRECT.  I HAVE A PAGE DEDICATED TO HIM BUT THIS SITE IS COMPLETELY MY OWN.  I WISH IT WERE POSSIBLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM BECAUSE I WOULD BE FIRST IN LINE.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE HIS POETRY HERE WITH ME AND I WILL BE SURE TO ADD THEM TO HIS PAGE.

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JUNE EVERSON on September 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM said:

I have Treasured a item from The Bee newspaper in Price County Wisconsin since the 1960's called
A BABY IS A GIFT OF GOD - DIVINE TO HAVE AND HOLD
A PRICELESS TREASURE - OF TRUE LOVE
THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT OR SOLD - A SWEET BOUQUET OF LILLY BUDS
WITH MOST APPEALING SCENT - A SOMEONE WHO IS WONDERFUL
SO PURE AND INNOCENT
...( THAT IS ALL I CAN REMEMBER ) ...
IF SOME PERSON HAS A COPY - PLEASE SEND TO...
KISA1949@AOL.COM
Maria on January 29, 2017 at 12:33 PM said:

I cut this poem out of the Clearwater, FL paper when I was in high school in the 60's.
Each day I would look for the poem by Ben Burroughs.
I have always carried it and tried to live my life by it.

"Live each Day"
Live each day as though it were...
your last upon this earth...
for although life is borrowed time...
gold cannot buy its worth...
live righteously and close to God...
and you will surely find...
the road you take will always lead...
to blessed peace of mind...
do good for everyone you can...
by kindly word or deed...
remember love will always be...
mankind's greatest need...
oh, I know that it's hard to give...
when there is small return...
but by so doing you can help...
the hearts who ache and yearn...
so at least try to follow...
what I have written of...
this day, might be your last...
fill it with tender love.
Deborah Bennett on August 11, 2016 at 4:26 PM said:

When I was a young girl, many years ago. My Dad would cut Ben's poems from news paper and leave for me. Through them I learned so much, most of they were a way for Dad to his his love for me. He did this year, the angels reminded me I kept these poems. I am grateful for them.
Diane Merck on March 2, 2016 at 11:46 AM said:

I found this Ben Burroughs poem among my moms personal affects. I thought it appropriate to have you share it on your site if you desire.
Poem by Ben Burroughs
“My Wedding Band”
My wedding band is part of me
And it will still be shining bright
When I have turned to dust
My wedding band is like a friend
That sticks through thick and thin
Giving faith if I should lose
And praise if I should win
My wedding band shows me the way
When joy is hard to find
Tightly wrapped around my heart
It tells a story of true love
Of smiles and bitter tears
A reassuring beacon light
That guides me through the years
My wedding band reminds me of
The flowers in my life
In it I see reflections of
My children and my wife
I hope and pray I’m worthy of
My golden wedding band
God give me strength to honor it
And faith to understand.
[Copyright 1956]
Pam Cullens on June 9, 2015 at 8:18 PM said:

Mr. Burroughs, I'm Looking for your Peaceful Valley poem. My mother has part of it , the other part has been lost.
Terry Braun/Kronz on March 14, 2015 at 11:19 AM said:

Dear Mr. Burroughs,

I have had a poem of yours in my wallets since 1975. It starts out with When 2 hearts beat as one the world takes on a happy glow for lovers find the sunshine. It has since ripped in two and I can barely read it but I must tell you how this poem brought so much joy to my heart after the death of my boyfriend. You are truly an Artist.
Thank you!!!!
Terry Braun/Kronz on March 14, 2015 at 11:19 AM said:

Dear Mr. Burroughs,

I have had a poem of yours in my wallets since 1975. It starts out with When 2 hearts beat as one the world takes on a happy glow for lovers find the sunshine. It has since ripped in two and I can barely read it but I must tell you how this poem brought so much joy to my heart after the death of my boyfriend. You are truly an Artist.
Thank you!!!!
Brandi (Tingey) Burr on November 24, 2014 at 1:20 AM said:

I recently came across many news paper clipping's that were my Aunts. They are titled "Sketches" by- Ben Burroughs, after reading they some of these short poems I became very interested in whom Ben Burroughs was. So I googled his name and found out that he was a poet. I am curious of the dates he shared his poems in the newspaper. I haven't found dates on any of them nor do I know if they were put in the paper by him or maybe another writer. I am from Bountiful, Utah as most of my family is too. I would love to know not only the years but any other info you have on him. Thank you.
Danifromutah@GMail.com
Terri on September 25, 2014 at 9:24 PM said:

i remember this from when I was in high school, in the 60's. It's not exact, only what I can remember:
Where have you gone my little one, which pathway did you take. When your father could not find you, he thought his heart would break. What made you stray to distant parts, I told you to stay near. Little ones should never wander off and disappear. Come cuddle in my arms, you're on familiar ground. Thank god an angel who was lost is home now safe and sound.
Cecilia DeGennaro on July 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM said:

One of his poems helped my husband and I... I wrote it in pen and ink and framed it for my love. I cannot access it at this moment, but it began like this....
" The two of us can stand the test, as long as we're together, we'll paint the sky a rosy hue and wash away blue weather....."
I think of it often and always looked forward to reading his poems in my local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, here in Staten Island, New York.
Cecilia
Rae Mollie on April 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM said:

I'm 67 years old....I just spoke of him last month....speaking in church...he has inspired me to this day ! I just love his Sketches by Ben Burroughs ....the clippings have turn brown , but I still can read them. He was such an inspiration to me an early age ...I have my own book of Poetry,,,maybe I'll get them published...Praise God for him !
Katie Mc Cartt on March 31, 2014 at 7:31 PM said:

I lived in St.Pete Florida in the 70,s and read many of Ben,s poetry from the Times.Some so very touching I clipped them-still have them.
Larry (your brother!) on February 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM said:

You forgot to put best friends in your home page contents. Choose a picture of me in your friends page and one of you favorite quotes of me!
I'm sure it will be funny! And I'm never conceited!
Dena Carr on February 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM said:

Hey Sis, love your site. Love how you dedicated it to Ma & Pa. I miss them a lot. I miss Pa calling me, we had some really good chats. I miss Ma, too. She always had a big smile and hug for me. I miss you, too, you are the closest I have to a sister, even if we haven't seen each other in years and even if we don't agree on things, you are still family to me. I love you *hugs* Wish I had more pictures of you, Ma & Pa. *hugs*
Susan on June 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM said:

Several months ago I was searching through my Great-Nana's cookbook for a recipe for banana bread. Hidden throughout the pages were newspaper clippings, various hand-written additions or deletions for recipes. One particular notecard caught my eye and I have been searching for it's origin since then. I didn't believe that it was an original poem by my Nana. Tonight my searching paid off...I found the poem in The Dover Times Newspaper from September the 16th 1972. I don't know why this particular piece of poetry has become somewhat an obsession for me to find the origin of but here it is...Look where the sun is shining...not where the shadows fall...those who have a sunny outlook will never have to crawl...look for the good in people...avoid the ones who hate...remember times waits for no one...the hour's getting late...look upon nature's wonders there's where the beauty lies (here is where my Nana's notecard stopped, the following is the rest of the poem) God gave us priceless treasures so we must use our eyes...look upon little children so happy as they play...and look upon the aged as they humbly pray...there's so much good around us so why not look for this...I guarantee you'll feel a Godly kiss...avoid the unsightly things...they inhabit the devil's nook...life is truly beautiful if you know where to look...~Ben Burroughs
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