Following Jim’s passing, Bud returned to his writing, primarily poetry. In celebration of his 100th birthday in 2013 we published a collection of his poems – Food for Thought - to share with family and friends.
Here are a few of his most inspired writings that he had memorized and sometimes would share by reciting to people he would meet.
Let Go, Let God
There is a place I long to be
That’s filled with God and you and me
Where all is perfect harmony
A place that we can call our own
Where seeds of love and joy are sewn,
A place where His Thoughts can be known,
Just such a place I know we’ll find
When we can cut the chains that bind
Us to the past, and leave behind
Memories of conflicting things
That often cause a mood that brings
A great desire to sprout some wings,
And fly away.
I know, although it may seem odd,
Such things would vanish with a nod
If we could just let go, and
Let God in our world.
So Be It
We have a mind that wants to know,
We have a soul that wants to show
Just what it is that we want so
To be what we often ask.
Could it be, that if we'd cast
Aside the shackles of the past,
We'd be free?
Being free, perhaps we'll know
The beauty that God's Will will show.
The butterfly has told us so,
So be it.
The Now-ness Of Being
What was, is NOW in the records…
Let it BE.
What will be is NOW in the making…
Help it BE.
What IS, is all that is necessary…