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Poem Friday – 09/11/2015 – Our Tom’s Memorial


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



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Poem Friday – Hello Houston

Hello Houston
Author: – Lesley Voth

Hello Houston here I am again
Only to find you are in desperate need of rain

Well I was hoping I would bring some back from ‘Down Under’
They have had plenty of rain and heaps of thunder

But alas no such luck
Walk out the door to – oh shuck

Yesterdays temperature one hundred and three
A record they say, Drink plenty of Water and ice-cold tea

My blood it’s still thick from Aussie winter days
A bit hard to get back into the hot Texan ways

Never the less the beer tastes so good
That cold glass does wonders as it should

Tomorrow they say it will be a little cooler and so nice
So I will be out on my Harley, wind in my face, not change places for any price

I am in Air conditioning and working on my Mac
About to encourage my husband to go exercise and not be slack
Yep, Hello Houston its good to be back

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