The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday

Wind beats at the flag above the memorial nothing still about the death of these lads they stood impossible ground defying the odds as they fought as the storm raged they trudged I lift my eyes unable to stifle a tear names of men that I will never know who died that I might enjoyContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday”

Main Street USA #poem #VeteransDay

  I went to Main Street today some of the old buildings from the past century were gone newly painted signs marked the street boys and girls jubilant cries mothers and fathers sang the same favorite song as the veterans marched by * I went to Union Square today they always did know about celebrationContinue reading “Main Street USA #poem #VeteransDay”

Looking Beyond #poetry #aviation #columbusday

  First day on the job put away the dog eared manuals unbutton the cowling I muse: she’s bigger in real life than the pictures “no, I don’t need a rag I’m not afraid of a little grease” my hands caress her cutting myself on a sharp edge first blood spilt I smile as myContinue reading “Looking Beyond #poetry #aviation #columbusday”

Memorial #memorialday #sacrifice #poetry

  Your footsteps trudging in the sand made all the difference your sacrifice saved many a life gave us freedom we fly a flag we sing your praise cannons boom  never will they repay nor can my heart  say ample thanks salute your bravery for in  one moment your sacrificial deed made all the difference ****Continue reading “Memorial #memorialday #sacrifice #poetry”

Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry

a yellowed, antique lace veil shivers in the breeze once worn by her babushka she fingers the edges lovingly grateful her once blue eyes now opaque having seen too much * ancient green fields waved once welcoming mariners adventurers from distant lands now scarred and impotent  battleships crouch as lions poised, ready for action *Continue reading “Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry”

Salute You #Veteransday #poetry #Navy

Do you remember? Crisp uniform tailored to you swearing to serve your country “I solemnly swear” and you meant it! Defend Do you remember When the seiousness of your vow made sense?  soldier, sailor, marine, airman “I will serve my country…” A clean innocent smile, once I remember The pride I felt saluting my commandingContinue reading “Salute You #Veteransday #poetry #Navy”

Veteran – The Real American Idol

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given usContinue reading “Veteran – The Real American Idol”

A Glimpse to the other side

The flight crew had been ordered to return to base as quickly as possible. There was a typhoon that they might avoid if they hurried. The co-pilot chuckled “hurry is one thing this baby doesn’t have in her vocabulary.” The pilot looked at the two starboard turbo prop engines and smiled. “She’ll get us homeContinue reading “A Glimpse to the other side”

Tribute for Armed Forces Day (Saturday Story Hour)

To honor those who serve or have served.Please accept these poems and stories as a small gift of thanks!!!! We wish to offer thanks tho words can never say it all you have given your time made a sacrifice for our families down to ones so small shout from  mountain tops splash in the seaContinue reading “Tribute for Armed Forces Day (Saturday Story Hour)”

That Certain Song (a poem)

That certain song song from the past takes me back to a  feeling when life was fast *** Back to those wild days my memories revert those boys their so crazy ways *** He was in the Navy magical eyes of blue Weir wolves of London the song we knew *** There was the athleteContinue reading “That Certain Song (a poem)”

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