A Marine

A moment of silence felled your hopes, left your family here to cope… Wandering shores a world away, your life for others you gave that day… Uncle, brother, husband, friend, your words and love continue without end… “Love the thing you do, make it your career cause, it’s every part of you..” With a brothers […]

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No regrets

With no regrets we see him, hose in hand fighting fire with the faith of a man. A man possessed of courage in the face of an uncertain outcome, still with no regrets he came. His name, that and others on our hearts remain. For his life he gave, with no regrets he came. Others […]

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Chaos veteran

Furious winds gouge from the heartland peace, a simple security breached… No home withstands havoc’s embrace, standing before natures furious race… Hearts hemorrhaging hopes fires as crews stumbling amid life’s debris fed pyres… Survivors on bended knee attending memorials, longing but not defeated… Rescued hopes spring from between fallen branches, a child, up from the […]

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Final hour

Said this small voice, for those who can hear, “mommy I love you, hold my little bear.” Turning to see, this child and mother in their sight, struggling, crying she holds a toddler and a small boy so very tight… “Sweetheart I will hold your little bear, will you sing your song for mommy’s ears?” […]

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Mom

Mom I cannot refrain, words of praise flow willingly from these lips, like sweet rain… Regardless the painful distance from this soul, her presence remains… Fresh as the first breath drawn, strong as the first heart song.. Whispering, nights fears before her words fled, singing, tucking me tightly in my bed… Soft hands, urging wounds […]

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#PTND

When asked to explain a new Hash-tag on my Twitter- I thought I’d share with everyone—you may have some to add… It afflicts those gathering as much as those watching the news. When News so overwhelms your senses your unable to bring in or release new information. You are walking in a Zombie like trance, […]

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The race

This is the race I had not known to run, this path from the starting gun… Cast between faith and hope, my lot, this heart with which I cope… Stepping across this line, starting on quickening time, toward a finish, not only mine… Under expected minutes, racing faster than human limits, toward an unknown time… […]

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