22 September 2008

Life's Journey

We are all on a journey; one that is very specific to our needs, wants, and dreams. God has placed this upon our heart and embedded it within our soul. No one really knows what journey must be taken. The only way to find out is to travel along a twisted road. A road with potholes and obstacles in our way. The following is a poem written some time ago as I embarked on one part of my life's journey:

Difficult journey

A difficult journey
Was taken
Down a long road
To find one
That would make
A difference
One that would
Be dear

It took many
Long days
And even
Longer nights
Until that one
Was found
Now the days and nights
Are filled with
A new journey

This time
The journey is different
It consists of
Making a change
Until that one
Was found
The routine was
Always new
Now the routine
Is the same

The journey
Will never
The path is
Too long

June 16, 1991

19 September 2008

God Bless Our Troops

For some reason, our service men and women have been on my mind lately. I have been reminiscing about my time in the Navy during the early 1990's. I treasure that time in my life deeply. My only regret is that I didn't stay on active duty. My life since the Navy has taken so many twists and turns that I sometimes forget which way I am heading. Then again, where in the world would I be today if I were still enlisted and serving actively?

Here is a little poem I wrote in honor of our American Heros...and also those foreign allies serving alongside us in Iraq and Afghanistan (please note that the use of "he" is not gender specific and is intended to mean both male and female):


He is there
In an unknown world
To keep peace alive

He is there
Wondering and waiting
The day will come

For the return
To his home

He is there
Protecting the weak
Protecting them all
From ruin and death

He is there
He is the soldier

January 4, 1991