In Memoriam

Richard O. Michal

Raleigh, NC

1931 - October 21, 2015

 

Richard O. Michal

 

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A FEW GOOD MEN

Verse 1:
What this dying world could use is a willing Man of God
Who dares to go against the grain and works without applause;
A man who'll raise the shield of Faith, protecting what is pure;
Whose love is strong and gentle; a man whose word is sure.

Verse 2:
God doesn't need an Orator who knows just what to say;
He doesn't need authorities to reason Him away;
He doesn't need an army to guarantee a win;
He just needs a Few Good Men.

Chorus:
Men full of Compassion, who Laugh and Love and Cry-
Men who'll face Eternity and aren't afraid to die-
Men who'll fight for Freedom and Honor once again-
He just needs a Few Good Men.

Verse 3:
He calls the broken derelict whose life has been renewed;
He calls the one who has the strength to stand up for the Truth.
Enlistment lines are open and He wants you to come in-
He just needs a Few Good Men.

Chorus:
Men full of Compassion, who Laugh and Love and Cry-
Men who'll face Eternity and aren't afraid to die-
Men who'll fight for Freedom and Honor once again-
He just needs a Few Good Men.

-Chorus 3 times Ending:
He just needs a Few Good Men.

He just needs a Few Good Men.

The Dash

by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

 

I read of a woman who stood to speak at the funeral of her son

She refered to the dates on his toomstone, from the beginning . . . to the end

She noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke of the following date with tears.

For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.

 

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars. . . the house . . . the cash.

What matters is how we lived and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change?

For you never know how much time is lift that can still be re-aranged.

 

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real

and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more

and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

 

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,

Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life's actions to re-hash . . .

would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR DASH?

 

 

 We Honor the Memory of

Richard O Michal

 

 

John D. Arnold, Minister

Lecanto Church of Christ

797 Rowe Terrace

Lecanto, Florida 34461