Veterans Day 2014

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Today is the day we honor,
the noble and the brave,
the men and woman who dedicated their lives,
and the sacrifices that they have made.

When America had an urgent need,
they were the first to raise their hand,
without thinking twice about it,
they were proud to take a stand.

Some came back from war with battle scars,
others in flagged draped coffins,
even though their flesh may have left,
their spirits will never be forgotten.

They unselfishly and knowingly,
put their lives on the line,
so when you see a veteran, thank them,
cause without them, freedom would have died.

Written by Brittany Cuneo

Memorial Day

Don’t Go To Bed

I love this poem. It is so very true! You never know when your loved ones will be gone or when you will be gone. Take the time to tell them that you love them!

DON’T GO TO BED
I’ve heard it said don’t go to bed
While hanging on to sorrow,
You may not have the chance to laugh
With those you love tomorrow.
You may not mean the words you speak
When anger takes its toll,
You may regret your actions
Once you’ve lost your self control.
When you’ve lost your temper
And you’ve said some hurtful things,
Think about the heartache
That your actions sometimes bring.
You’ll never get those moments back,
Such precious time to waste,
And all because of things you said
In anger and in haste.
So if you’re loving someone
And your pride has settled in,
You may not ever have the chance
To say to them again…
“I love you and I miss you
And although we don’t agree,
I’ll try to see your point of view,,
Please do the same for me.”
— Author Unknown

“Christmas Bells”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow –  “Christmas Bells.”
This famous work of poetry was first published in 1864.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

9-11-2011: Do You Remember?

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A flag of honor, a flag for reflection
It stands for us all uniting this nation.
It will keep in our minds this tragic day,
Memories of such heroic acts shall not go away.

As we look on this flag of cloth and thread,
A field of bright red for the blood that was shed.
Not just on this day of lasting memories,
But for lives that were given throughout history.

Two towers of strength that rose up so high,
Reaching for dreams, they stretched to the sky.
They lay now in ruin at the hands of hate,
Great symbols of our nation have met this fate.
Out nation’s military housed in a fortress of steel;
We’re reminded this day that war is so real.
Hitting the heart of our power and might,
Rise up America, this terror we must fight!

Stars that shine on a field of bright blue,
Remind us of heroes with hearts so true.
An ordinary day, it had started out to be,
Soon their lives would be given for you and me.

A circle is drawn to stand for our nation’s unity,
A nation coming together through such tragedy.
A reminder is given for all of America to see,
That our freedom is never really free.

“God Bless America” is written in white,
Make this your prayer each and every night.
God is always with us, He knows our needs
Bring America back to God, should be our decree.
Much was given, many were lost on this day,
A man of terror tried to take our spirit away.
Do not let our new found spirit and unity fade,
As you look on this flag, remember this day …

© Lt. Tom Robinson
Wilmington, NC Firefighter

Tired

Tired By Shannon G. Wamsley
May 17, 2011

I am tired of loving for and caring for people that do nothing but dump on me.
I am tired of being lied to.
I am tired of being cheated on.
I am tired of being in a relationship that has no meaning.
I am tired of being a nobody.
I am tired of always giving and getting nothing in return.
I am tired of always being the nice person and always giving in to what other people want.
I am tired of always listening to everyone but no one listens to me.
I am tired of not being able to do anything right.
I am tired of being a horrible housekeeper.
I am tired of being fat and ugly.
I am tired of not being loved.
I am tired of..no matter what I say, life will go on as usual with me looking like an idiot.
I am tired of people walking over me.

Forever Mother

“Forever Mother”

I think as little girls
We are all born to be a Mother
The same as all the rest
Yet different from one another
We cuddle dolls and puppies
We fix boo boos and small aches
We have this built in nurse
And do whatever it takes
We all have our little quirks
But the love I remember best
Mom wasn’t there all the time
But when she was it was filled with zest
She’s take me to the beauty parlor
Her hair done , I’d get nails
Being with her , in her special place
Put the wind right into my sails
So now I’m grown and have kids
Two of my own grown and finding their way
I reflect back to the time
When I shared that same kind of day
Once a little girl
And now I am another
I’ll never forget , and my memories I’ll keep
Of my forever Mother

(c) 2007 Debi Fisher

Prayer – May 1, 2011

Now I lay me down to sleep
one less terrorist this world does keep
with all my heart I give my thanks
to those in uniform regardless of ranks
you serve our country and serve it well
with humble hearts your stories tell
so as I rest my weary eyes
while freedom rings our flag still flies
you give your all, do what you must
with God we live and God we trust.
Amen