Tolchester Beach, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Looking at the Chesapeake Bay from Tolchester Beach

The region known as the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland has many great small towns. (The region is called the Eastern Shore because it is on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay which divides the state.) Among these towns is the coastal town of Tolchester Beach. It is a peaceful quiet town with a few houses with the beach. The only sites in the town are the Kent County Agricultural Center and the Caulks Field Battlefield Memorial where a battle in the War of 1812 took place. Tolchester Beach is a quiet town where the only noise heard is the waters of the Chesapeake Bay splash on the beach.

Some of you are saying, “This is very lovely. I love quiet small towns especially beach towns. The problem is that the is no railroad here. Therefore, I will…

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Be Not Ignorant ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Be not ignorant my friend,
lest you be deceived . . .
for satan wants to destroy
everything you believe.

He has designs for you,
he is after your soul
over your every thought
he wants to take control.

Be not naive my friend,
lest you be outwitted
for satan want to see you
to his ways submitted.

He has great plans for you,
your mind he wants to remold
over the eyes of your heart
he wants to place a blindfold.

Be not ignorant my friend,
be not naive or oblivious
for satan is known to be . . .
savage and ferocious!


2 Corinthians 2:11

Lest Satan should get
an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant
of his devices.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

King James Version

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House of Heart

It was cold as death in our flat above the bar, the streets a hunting ground for wolves.

In dreams we could swim among the white caps, chase each other passed the sea oats to the dunes.

You with your gun on the night stand never seeing the palms fronds swaying in the wind.

We have vanished in lines on paper. Take my hand I will lift you up.


Dark skies rain down
over fading flowers
resurrecting them
day after day

submerged petals
seeped in sorrow
vain keepsakes

broken winged sparrows
taken by the wind
never to sing again

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Rejoicing In Tribulation ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

When I’m knee deep,
in pain and suffering . . .
it’s in my future hope
for which I’m rejoicing.

For the glory to be had,
in today’s tribulation
will come on the day
of my own resurrection.

When I’m waist high,
in my cares and concerns
it’s with patience I wait
until Jesus returns.

For I stand in the faith,
of His future coming . . .
even through my troubles
are always incoming.

When trials I experience,
when tribulation I have to face
I can do so with rejoicing . . .
because of His saving grace!


Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation
worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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When You Think You Can’t ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

When you think you can’t,
remember God can . . .
when you don’t know the way
remember God has a plan.

When you think it’s all but over,
remember God just began
when you are afraid and fearful . . .
remember God’s wingspan.

When you think it’s to hard,
remember God does the impossible
when you think it’s hopeless
remember God is unstoppable.

When you think you’ve had enough,
remember God is not done
when you think you’re all alone
remember the love of His Son.

When you think you can’t do it,
remember God can do . . .
when you think it’s too difficult
remember God will strengthen you!


Luke 1:37

For with God nothing
shall be impossible.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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