The Memorial for our Tom Was held last Friday Week
The weather was partly sunny and partly bleak
Most of his friends wore the distinctive white hat
As Tom used to wear, rain, wind or hail on his head it sat
Our Tom he was a return soldier a Vietnam Vet
For His countries appreciation, The Purple Heart medal he did get
To the Houston National Cemetery we all rode our bikes in formation
As we are so proud of him as a person and he fought for the USA nation
To witness this ceremony for me was an honor and a blessing
The patriot guards Standing attention with the pride they were addressing
As the ceremony started tears from Heaven fell again
Those men stood at attention with the flags, in that pouring rain
The tradition of the gun salute and the bugle playing Taps
Made you feel so proud to be a witness, gave me goose bumps as silence lapse
The flag folding ceremony was equally impressive with great precision
To his son it was presented, I am sure Tom would have been proud with that decision
Just as the ceremony finished, no kidding, there was a single clap of thunder
Some one said the Gates of Heaven just opened, was he present?, it makes you wonder
These look bloody delicious and easy to make. I think I may bring some to the Sunday BBQ that I am going to this weekend.
Please forgive me Cindy for not being with you for not being there
I do miss you, our chats, your presence, our friendship, your talented flair
Not being there for your memorial and not your birthday
I feel disturbed I kinda let you down in a way
Your spirit will be with me and all that paths you have crossed
Your bravery, your strength, a great person we have lost
People come into your life for good reasons I declare
I was not there but ‘I Know You Know I Care’
I thought this deserved the Poem Friday site today.
Sharon Swates shows a memorial tattoo to her sons on active service during the Ink For Heroes event on June 18, 2011 in Catterick, England. Ink For Heroes is a charity event to raise money and awareness of the soldiers that are injured during service, with all proceeds going to both ‘Help The Heroes’ and ‘The British Legion’. Injured soldiers can also get tattooed for free during the event. (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images) #
As A Mother
By Lesley Voth
I look at this picture and see rivers of tears.
I see every Mothers pain for hundreds of years.
As a Mother I would lay down my life,
To protect my children and grandchildren from War and World strife.
No matter what country a Mother lives in,
The love for her child is Strong – Deep- will always win.
I wonder, Mothers around the world – can we put a stop to these wars?
The power, the strength, the determination, I know could open doors.
Because my heart aches to the bottom of my soul.
When I look at this picture of the lives that war has stole.