Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thought series... Faces of Memorial day ........ Prose poem

Thinking of Memorial Day,
And flashes of faces without names flesh through my mind,
Young faces, uncertain faces, scared faces, proud faces, faces I learned to call friend

Fifthly faces I never saw before,
Fifthly faces of different faiths, thrown together by faith,
Fifthly faces that had to learn to live together, learn together, fight together

Faces of men big and tall,
Short and fat,
And some like myself, just plain skinny

Faces I would of walked into on the street and never spoke too,
Faces that had to learn to run until they dropped, 
Fight hand to hand combat,
Shoot to kill his enemy,
Watch each other backs,
Watch your friends die

At first there were only faces, then names came with those faces,
Cities and states of places we called home,
Faces that never felt the softness of snow flakes melting on their face, throw snow balls,
Faces that never saw the blue of the ocean reaching out to the sky, reflecting the bright light of the moon
Faces that never flew in a plane, rode a train, or sail in a boat,
But all having one goal in mind, wining the war and coming home standing upright

But those faces knew the score, one out of ten of us would never come back alive,
Some of us was going to be blown up, shot up, throats slit in the dark, in a land we couldn't even spell its name

But those faces endured the running drills, the slaps in the face, the kicks in our privates, called out our names, to become soldiers of war,
Wars most people still don't know what it was really all about, wars of political aspect, wars that freed nations,
But regardless of the reason, win or loose, faces paid the ultimate price

I no longer remember the names, I do remember what we endure together,
I remember the color in your face, becoming a none factor, because you had to relay on that face to return home,
I remember the different personalities we all had, the stare of a men who never saw a face of color up close, but learned that all he had heard about those faces were not true,
I remember faces talking about milking cows, riding horses, tossing hay, while others talked about chasing woman, driving their fast car, working in a office, driving a semi truck, exchanging stories of home that we all missed

Then one day it came, we were all fighting men...
Some faces were deployed straight to the war, some went to the unknown, some like myself found themeless in a classroom, learning a trade to support the men fighting in the field

I sometimes wonder what ever happened too the faces I learned to call friend,
Who was the the first too die, who was the last to survive, and if that California nerd ever got to feel the softness of a snowflake, melt on his face...

To the fallen that served their countries, and the ones who like myself, came home to their always worried moms, a Salute to you on this day of recognition....

Thought series is just random thoughts running through my mind, and I capture it on paper...
1Manview © 1999 – 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother Day Song ....... In Memory Of Mother O ...

"A Song For Mama Lyrics"

You taught me everything
And everything you've given me
I always keep it inside
You're the driving force in my life, yeah

There isn't anything
Or anyone I can be
And it just wouldn't feel right
If I didn't have you by my side

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be what you have been to me
You'll always be, you always will be the girl
In my life for all times

Mama, mama you know I love you
Oh you know I love you
Mama, mama you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like
Tears from the stars
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul

You're always down for me
Have always been around for me even when I was bad
You showed me right from my wrong
Yes you did

And you took up for me
When everyone was downin' me
You always did understand
You gave me strength to go on

There were so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you come to me
And say to me I can face anything
And no one else can do
What you have done for me
You'll always be
You will always be the girl in my life, ooh oh

Mama, mama, you know I love you
Mama, mama you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars
Mama I just want you to know your love is like food to my soul
Never gonna go a day with out you
Fills me up just thinking about you
I'll never go a day with out my mama

Happy Mother Day To All The Mothers In The World
And A Special Happy Mother Day To You Mom, 
You Are Truly Missed

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thought Series ......... Anniversary ...........

About all the things we have accomplished together over the years,
All the things we have build together,
The twist and sharp turns of "that's life" roller coaster ride, we have rode together,
The house we turned into our home,
A home, were we raised wonderful children, that have became young adults who are respectful in a disrespectful world, and individuals to be proud of

Over the years, we have found a special love,
A love that bonds us together like super glue bond paper,
We have found a trust that only happens to people who have learned to trust beyond their misguided thoughts, the miss beats of their hearts,
The kind of trust that only two people that truly love one another can have

In the beginning when we first met,
It was just happy feelings towards one another,
Now those feelings has bloom like a may flower, with enormous blooms of venerating love

On this special day, I really only have five words to say for all the wonderful years we have been together...
I love you,
Happy Anniversary

1Manview © 1999 – 2013