Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2007

To all military personel, past and present, I thank you for serving.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Through the eyes of you
Life is so pure
Nothing taken for granted
Everything, new

Your voice sweet, unsure
questions bring smiles
Simple gestures
Thoughts deep, sincere

Show me the world
I'll follow you

I'll learn

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Reaching For Surface

Tides constant motion
Caught in despair
Reaching for surface
Burning pain with each exhale

Waves recede
New hope is had
Swimming towards daylight,
I’ll make it this time

Monday, May 7, 2007

Forgotten Heroes

Tattered clothing
hair full of tangle
emaciated face,
tells of woe
Impatient people
quick to degrade
Dismissed as a cause now lost

How does one get here?
A disgrace some will say
Turn away in disgust

Life full of promise
Served proud for us all
Forgotten, as if

No request for this mission
No bed for rest
Scraps of discarded food

Reflections of early years
Battle Hymns played
No questions asked

Too much to deal with
Death all around
Trapped in my mind, forever
No pension or address
Tin cup in hand
Spare a dollar for grub
Serving or begging
both done with pride
For I am a vet, til I die