Harvey M. Cope Sr. A father acrostic memorial from a Son

y M. Cope Sr. A father acrostic memorial from a Son
Category: Writing and Poetry

Harvey Marshall Cope Sr.

April 3, 1926 to April 3, 2008

A Memorial Acrostic

By Steve Cope



Here I am once again writing

A memorial for one who has passed away.

Right here within these lines lie the sorrow of losing the

Very one who brought me into this world along with Mom who passed in 2000.

Every fiber of me wants to cry out and say

You cannot do this Lord for it's just too much!!


Many days, months, years and even decades have passed

And through it all I have thought about him on many occasions.

Reserved and pensive about contacting my father, I am the

Son of Harvey and Bettyjean Cope and

Have heard of his passing from my sister just yesterday.

All Diane has told me about him has been good and I

Lay dear Lord my dad down at the foot of the cross and ask that You will

Lead those who are left behind in their time of mourning.  May a sense of


Calm fall upon the Price's, Copes, and Elizey's as they

Offer up condolences and wishes of speedy healing.

Please Lord apply the balm of Gilead upon the hearts and

Etch upon their faces memories that are good of this man


Harvey Marshall Cope, Sr.  My father and the step dad of a family who lives in another city.





Harvey M. Cope, Sr., of Irving, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008.  He was born April 3, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio.  Preceded in death by wife Lois Cope, daughter Carol Johnson, and son James Price, survivors include his son William Price and wife Valerie, and son Mark Ellzey, all of Irving; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Monday, April 7, 2008 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd. in Irving.  Visitation: 4-6 PM Sunday at the funeral home.



He is also survived by 5 sons; Garry, Chuck (jr.), Michael, David, and Stephen as well as 4 daughters; Ardith, Novella, Dianne, and Barbara Cope (nee).


Harvey; in the Celtic; means "noble"/"brave". 

Know that the Lord; He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves, we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Psalm 100:3 nkjv


Marshall; in the Old French; means "caretaker"/"faithful".

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust; and does not respect the proud; nor such as turn aside to lies.  Psalm 40:4 nkjv

I cannot load the only picture of him that I have onto photobucket so I can display it here.  He was a veteran post 2494 and as such this additonal dedication is presented at the time.  The same original manucript I left at Red's service

To The Patriot
by Steve Cope

"The day dawns and
Oh the sun does shine down.

Time takes its steady pace and
Here, where we serve our country
Every new day brings a

Practical application of our training.
A child looks up at me and in
That moment the sacrifice is
Right. To see a smile on his face
Is a boost to my heart and resolve."
On this day the War on
Terror continues on many fronts and

To the Patriots on the front lines this writer says thank you from a grateful heart and a sense of security as well as national pride. You are prayed for and not forgotten about here in the land of the free and home of the brave. To The Patriots go this prayer;

"Lord, thank You for the ladies and gentlemen who have donned the uniform and stand in the gap. May the patriots feel the prayers of a nation supporting them in their effort's. May the loved ones who await their return feel the gratitude of the sacrifice they make in bidding safe journeys to the patriots. May these United States stand in unison and salute THE PATRIOTS, and may You cover them in Your protection and grace in the days ahead. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."

Jello Dice

Jello Dice
by Steve Cope
See the numbers
All yellow

Jello makes dice
All numbers

Where to start?
Roll dice.

Laura's 15 Words or Less challenge this week was funny and made me think of Jello.
  • Current Mood
    calm calm

Learning to Cope, Words and Wisdom by Steve Cope

Beloved the E-book of Learning to Cope is ready to purchase for $2.50 at lulu.
This is being sold online now in order to generate funds to publish it in printed form.
Each person who purchases one will have the option of requesting a personalized acrostic using their name as a launching pad to praise the Lord.
Steve C,
servant in Christ
His Servant Ministries
Copenator Crew leader.

Learning to Cope can be found in the luludotcom storefront

Finger Food - A BC Beneke Myspace Open Mic Night

Beloved this is a write I did for an open mich night in myspacedotcom.  The host of it BC is a good writer and makes a good host of the Weekend Open Mic Nights.

Finger Food
by Steve Cope

I am a monster
or so they call me.
I was once a man,
just like you I had a life.

Then one day I was hungry
and there was nothing in the fridge.
You see I am very poor and
all too often the cupboard is bare.

I went out looking for a rabbit or mabye a deer,
But what I spied on the road was not an animal.
There was a man who lived in our town for decades
He had no friends and no relatives, the last of his line.

At first I thought he was just sick and passed out
For in the bar or on the road he did live and subsist on alcohol.
I shook him and called out his name many times.
"Elrod! Elrod! Get up!" I cried over and over again, but no movement was made.

My stomach was gurgling so greatly
My hunger it was about to consume me.
Elrod was gone from this world and I was hungry, you see.
Can you know where I am going with this, or must I spell it out?

I said a prayer over his loss and I did grieve because
In his own way, Elrod was a good man, it's just that he was alone and knew no one would care.
He would not take care of himself because he gave up hope long ago.
The first thing I prepared were his hands, finger food it was but sustenance was my goal.

I had heard about those who ate their companions after a plane crash.
I had heard a story of a town that had to eat each other to survive.
I remember that there are still cannibals who do what we see as impossible.
I have to do what I must for no one will help me, as they see me as a monster.

I'm hungry, you see, and I do not have any money.
I'm poor, you see, and the cupboard it was bare.
Now there is something in the fridge
And now there is something in my belly.

I am not a monster
like so many would say.
I am hungry you see,
And that is why Elrod did not need a grave.

Now when the town found out that Elrod was not longer around,
they kept wondering what could have happened to him.
The suspicion turned to me, because in their eyes I was a monster even before Elrod.
I'm just hungry and now the cupboard is bare, and I need to find sustenance again.

Copenator Crew Leader

To walk or Not to Walk?

That is the
Question indeed.

The sign says
Don't Walk

But the Light
Says go!

To walk or not to walk, that is the question. From someone who was struck by a car while crossing the street, I would say make sure there's nothing to your left then go.

My take on Laura Sala's 15 words or less of a traffic light with a green light and a steady hand indicating don't walk.
Thank you again Laura for these little exercises and for being such a gracious commentator of the works these wonderful writers submit.

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Beloved:  On myspace, I frequent numerous sites of poetry and participate in writings there.  This particular write was about colors and the one that matches you the best.  I came up with Bue.  How about you?

Blue is Me, Yes It Is.

by Steve Cope


Blue is me a color I love.
Lots of choices and shades.
Unbearable is the color brown for me,
Every piece of brown clothing makes me look bad.

In the scheme of things I am often worried,
Suffering from a bit of madenss if you will. But fear not

My beloved Nesters, it's just a line in a poem
Erected around the acrostic
Blue is Me

Yes it is my favorite color I do confess.
Each day I look in the sky and see blue,
Sensing the presence of the Lord in His creation.

Inching ever closer to the heart of God, I
Touch His hand with a kind of awe struck wonder.

Intending to find the colors of the rainbow all around
Silly me all I seem to find is blue and just stop and worder

Blue is Me, Yes it Is.

Thank you Pink for the color lesson and I have excerpted it at the bottom for future reference. Good information and may the Lord bless you and keep you on this Saturday color extravaganza!
Steve C,
servant in Christ.
His Servant Ministries.
Copeantor Crew leader (spiritwolf7 latest memeber).
Learning to Cope, Words and Wisdom by Steve Cope available on www.lulu.com




Blue is the coolest color - the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen color by conservative people. Blue is the calming color. That makes it a wonderful color to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pajamas. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday's color is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.

Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the color and the gemstone. This color has a soothing affect. Turquoise is the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.

Aqua is the color of high ideals.

Blue Energy

Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the color blue - it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication.

The vibration if blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace.

Put some blue in your life when you want:

  • calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
  • to open the flow of communication
  • to broaden your perspective in learning new information
  • solitude and peace

Blue gem stone properties

Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.

Learning to Cope - Words and Wisdom

A small milestone has been reached in the pursuit of being published and that is the availability of a small E-book that I dreamed about publishing in January of 07.  This is a small compilation of writings to get the word out and to let people see what writing means to me.

One thing it means is that I have the opportunity to write about the Savior and Lord, Jesus, who saved me just in time. 
Another thing it means to me is a chance to share with others something the Lord has used to minister to me and desires to minister to others through the reading of this small E-book.

Go to www.lulu.com and look for author Stephen Cope.

Steve C,
Copenator Crew Leader