Joined Dec 14 2009
Sometimes a writer of poetry & an old soldier from over the pond but now living on a Horse ranch in Texas,
The things you've seen the life you survived
How history has rushed on through.
The lessons you learned this world that has changed
Did this make it better for you?
You’ve lived the life of a sailor around the world you did sail
From ship to ship,and port to port as wars just come and go
You fight for God and Country that flag that flies so high
So isolated from your family as you sail beyond the sky
looking at this ocean and wondering why you're here
The smell, the rage, the power, the tears
That keeps drawing you back each year
What of life on the main land after 30 years out here?
You make a boat, console your life and go back to sailing the sea.
The soul of a soldier
Here we sleep in death, unbetrayed but honored by name , so for you of little faith and governing powers can keep that peace for which we few paid the ultimate price only a soldier can give,
Our children shall come to understand when and how our fate was changed by the hand of mankind, then would only measure our worth and resolute upon the actions we did indeed undertake for the name of liberty,
Dare we call from beneath this cross of stone, always reminding you of the confusion from history, what lessons have you learned, or will you repeat the past mistakes of your ancestors who walked this world before,
Can we rest from the toils of battle at peace with the understanding that history will show the distinguished who have fallen will live on in the hearts and actions of men who remember the injustice from their past, or will you fall victim to events we ignored.