Saturday, March 31, 2012



Is it or was it really good
The day they nailed Him to the wood
Crowned his head with a ring of thorns
Cheered the deed and sang songs

No resistance or plea for aid
By this man of peace was made
He suffered died for our sake
Showed us all the path to take

Knowing this was done with Love
To bring us to the Lord above
I’d say that Friday was more than good
The day He gave his life upon the wood


 Poems of LENT

Need?   Want?  Desire?   Craving?

Are these  stages of Greed?
Since day one we all have a natural need
For the basics of life which must be met
Then come things we would want to get

Normal reaction to the goodness of life
Posessions Positions to gain without strife
To be inspired by another’s success
Can be a plan for those with much less

Desire and craving are not just a dream
They can be part of life’s scheme
The path  is there for all to travel
Setbacks puzzles to unravel

The key to life’s quest
Is work. WORK and do your best
Envy is jealousy at its worst
Your hopes and dreams it will burst

Next step down is Greed
From which you can’t be Freed

Somewhere it is writ and I believe I did read.
That this world wouldn't function if it wasn't for greed.

All men of peace; And this is a fact,
Have been feared by the mighty and put to the rack.
Whether to be stoned by a mob or nailed to a tree.
The mighty allow this. How can this be?

When a man of peace is considered a threat.
The final solution is to put him to death.
Then; deny that it happened and try to forget.

It may be they fear, for men to be freed.
For this would limit their unsatisfied greed

Monday, March 19, 2012


Did or does Bernie own the Mets?? or ?? Do the Mets Own Bernie??
Baseball aint what it use to be or is it?? Say What MET FANs??
Free Bernie
Bernie Madoff:  made off with the farm
Feels he hasn’t done anyone harm
He wants his family to keep and enjoy
The fruits of their dishonest ploy
The entire crime has yet to be seen
Many Holier Then Thous
will be found in the scheme
Should we ask the kids to give of their cents
To help these devils void of conscience
Bernie may have to live in a cell
Where people in boxes would love to dwell
But sooner then later he’ll suffer in hell
Lucifer Beware
Bad folks are coming your way
If we free Bernie who will be next
??? O J ???
Ed Broderick

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


My mind often stirs to along ago day
When I see the land of the Rockaway
A tribe blessed to live by the Sea
Proud Brave and peacefully Free

At the oceans edge is where it appeared
By man never before seen or feared 
My eyes got a sharp clear view
My mind would not deem it true
I stood frozen still as death
Forced myself to take a breath
Then without the slightest sound
It was gone  could not be found

 Yes it was an unreal sight
It turned my hair pure white
Now I feel a shiver in my heart
From this beach I can not part
 I feel here I must remain
If I am to see it again
The Great Spirit once more
Calls me to visit the shore

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Already? Time for another? Seems like it was just last year and this is a LeapYear!
Fat Tuesday
Get all your sinning done
Not really sin call it fun
Leave your morals at home and have a ball
No one cares  No not at all
The evil CEOs of late
Lounge about and await their fate
No one seems to have a worry
To a man they are not sorry
The president speaks and asks for a bill
That would keep them there in the till
The money to be used is yours and mine
And I do not wish to contribute a dime
These men just didn’t wake up one day
and think. There must be an easier way
Not petty crime  No that’s beneath them
Life savings and fortunes tempt em
Fat Tuesday sees a lot of sinning
Ash Wednesday sees some repenting
Thank God there is forgiveness
No matter how evil your business

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Valentine

Of all the angels I've known in my life
The one I love best is the one I call wife
Prettier than a thousand words
More melodic than a choir of birds

Has stood beside me and cheered me on
In high and low times we happened upon
I struggle for words to express my deep love
For this lady of grace sent from above

I'll love her forever beyond time itself
and thank her for the happiness I've felt
She is my Valentine
She is my Sunshine

More than that she is my Life
I thank God she is my Wife
I am Ed  Broderick and I approve this message 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wearing of the GREEN

Days away.

With the winds mixing from oer the ocean and the bay  

I begin to hear the swirl of the pipes and the thump of the drum

and I know the time for another parade has come

Be here in ROCKAWAY
For Another Great
You are Invited to Enjoy
3 March 2012
Blessed Spring

T'was as always, a grand parade!
You feel a bit sad as the pipes fade
Pack up the lads as the day turns to shade.
There'll be stories galore from each one of them.
Bout; which crowd was biggest
Or who played the loudest.
But the smiles I'll witness in the days to come,
Will be caused by one sure thing.
That after St. Patrick's Day
God will bless us with a lovely Spring.