Daddy I miss you

Never passes a day, when for you I pray.Singing of your memory, the Hope you shared with me. This love, fills us still, my brother and our children. Gone from this life, it’s struggles and strife. Though not from our hearts or our minds. Father, in faith you walked, humanly, stumbled. More a man than […]

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Crossing between discourse and disgust, Listening to rhetoric with growing distrust. Words flung in hate belittling debate, Once great, this democracy, rushes hates gates. Gathering throngs, marshaling under defeatist chants, Panting for socialisms failing banners, still they rant. Listen, if you will, to your voices so shrill,  Disparaging continually others beliefs, freedoms growing chill. Liberty holds […]

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Standing shoulder to shoulder, as dawn grows bolder.. Sweating fear,  as French beaches grow near,  prayers flow like tears. Teenagers trained for deaths approach, Booming reports calling without reproach. Standing shoulder to shoulder, As dawn grows bolder. Salty spray Crimson at break of day, Boys becoming men,  returning freedom to foreign sands. Slipping between the waves, […]

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Tell me again

Tell me againTell me again, why you fought for this land? Forgotten, your music and your last stand. Tell me again, what was your plan? Trudging through swamps, deserts and hell. Tell me again, where you fell! In the Mountains or the plains, what did you gain? Tell me again, it wasn’t for the fame? […]

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Backing the uniform

Uniformed hearts protected by a shield.Men, women daring to protect us from evils zeal. Before tear filled eyes, their faces pass. Laying it on the line for those who never asked. Thankful, hopeful as shift end, home you’ll return. For your service our thanks you’ve more than earned.  WAManning

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Damascus My brother and I were with him in Jerusalem. As he spoke from the crowd insisting they move. We stood with the many as held held cloaks for the few. Bravely the cast one then another, till life fled. Yes, I’ll testify he sought warrants for others. We cheered his actions, he chose us […]

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Thank you mom

Staring back at me.Hearing words you’ve yet to say. Anguish in the darkness. An empty room. Hours waiting here. Calling, till fingers fail to find numbers. Days without report. Wounded, fearing the worst. Recognizing, I’ve survived. Seeing achievements mount. Failures and success adding to life. All the strife. Here, looking through tears. Staring back at […]

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