The Absence of Her

It was four years ago today

That you left and passed away

A lifetime we spent together

I thought you would be around forever

When I was little you protected me from the monsters at night

That would come out when there was no light

As I got older you told it to me straight

If I was acting a fool you let me know post haste

When I was in trouble you were always there for me

You were the best big sister you could be

Always there when I asked

You were there to help so fast

Now you are gone and my heart breaks

Pain so great I don’t know if I can take

The absence of her still hurts in my soul

Without her in my life I will never be whole

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For my big sister Donna, I miss you each and everyday.  You were the best big sister a boy could ask for.

Picture of my big sister and my oldest daughter who loved her so much.

Writing prompt: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2018/09/01/september-writing-prompts-2/

Blue skies and blossoms

Laying on the ground
Daisy’s grew all around
Into the heavens she stared
Wondering if anyone cared
Looking for a sign from above
Upon the sky she spied a white dove
For she found what she sought
The beauty of all creation she thought
Was given to her that day
While under those blue skies and blossoms, she lay
In her silence she stopped and prayed
She knew then that God was with her that day.

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Picture Credit: Favim.com

https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2018/08/01/august-writing-prompts/

Happy Thanksgiving

What am I thankful for on this Thanksgiving:
1. My Lord and Savior
2. My loving supportive wife
3. My 4 beautiful daughters
4. My 2 handsome son-in-laws
5. My Mother, who is always there for her family with a heart of gold
6. My Father and Step Mother, who show my wife and children so much love
7. My Sister who I miss dearly each and every day
8. My Big Brother, you will always be that to me.
9. My Nieces and Nephews who have grown up so well
10. My other brother(and my nephew who is so full of life and wonder) and sister (and her wonderful husband) who I see to little of.
11. My In-laws who have always giving us support and been there for us and our children when needed. Always giving such words and of encouragement and love.
12. My friends who I may not always agree with, but they will always be my friends first.
13. My Army Buddies, it is a rare breed which we are, but even though we see each other so little, so close we still are.
14. Being able to still do the job I love, serving the country I love and has given me so much.
15. I am thankful for so much more and more, I could go on forever.
16. May your Thanksgiving be full of the blessings from our Lord above. Count your blessings, you may find more than you realize.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL……

Dandelion Dreams

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Dreams of far off places

Wishes for adventures in exotic lands

Hoping for best friends

Praying that her daddies trip will soon end

Blowing upon a weed full of hope

She exhales upon her dandelion dreams

Spreading her dreams, hopes, wishes and prayers upon the wind

She watches them glide away into the sky

Watching then fly into the clouds with a tear in her eyes.

 


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com

October Writing Prompts: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2017/10/01/october-writing-prompts/

#TuesdayTunes – Toby Keith “American Soldier”

Today I begin my new journey and path in my life. I am going back into the Active Army to finish out my career. I don’t know all were this will take me, but I am ready to give it a go. Being older than most of the people I will be serving with should be interesting. I have enjoyed my last 10 years in the National Guard and have made many friends, but now I have a greater task and purpose in my life. Please pray for my family as we will be apart for some time. I am an American Soldier….

Changes

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Today marks an end

Having to say goodbye to so many friends

A change in life

Can bring so much strife

Uncertainties abound

Clarity often not found

Praying each day

That God will lead my way

An end to a chapter

One that was full of tears and laughter

A new journey I start

Following the call within my heart

A new road ahead

On wings of an eagle I am led


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com

 

A Journey Among the Stars

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Riding on the tails of stars

Heading to distant giant quasars

Flying beyond the regions

Once only seen by God’s own legions

Passing beyond the Milky Way

Beyond the known light of day

Moving so fast I go beyond

Faster than the speed of sound

Past planets, asteroids and comets flying by

Into areas only seen by the Creator’s own eyes

A journey up into the heavens

I can feel myself among his very presence


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com

 

Words of a Writer

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Places, people and imaginary creatures

Pink tutu ballerinas dancing in the bleachers

Clouds lazily move across skies of unimaginable colors

Two lovers express words brought to life in Technicolor

Amazing lands full of magic and wonder

Pirates raiding the high seas for plunder

Vampires and werewolves full of sex appeal

People praying to God with full zeal

So many things come from her head

Written down with paper and a pen

Like a sword it strikes blows that pierce your heart

Words that make a pictures like a painter does to art

She amazes me with each word she writes

Talent never-ending like a satellite roaming across a dark night


Picture Credit: Pixabay.com

For my wife ~M my inspiration.

 

 

Once Upon a Time

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As a little girl

Her dreams that made up her world

Once upon a time

Made these characters sublime

Princesses and fairies

Made life so merry

Dragons and monsters

Would be her nighttime haunters

As she grew to into a woman

Dreams of life and love

Of a knight in shining armour

One who would be one day her charmer

Knowing one day her prince would come from afar

Wishing upon a star

She found her one true love

Sent from God and heaven above


Written for my daughters.

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