Category Archives: Wonder

The Sword Cuts

Contemplating life, death, and the struggle…

   The Sword Cuts

The sword cuts
And I die
The ending’s abrupt
No wondering why

Triumph is near
Look at history
Cleansed of fear
Death can be victory

Life opens and shuts
Doomed from the crib
The sword cuts
And I live

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Battles: Poems of Struggle   (aWIP)

Sacrifice Remembered

Remembering those that serve…

   Sacrifice Remembered

Finding a way to pay back
A mom with her own serving children
Works to make sacrifice remembered again
Each month they honor another so we don’t lose track

But it’s more than that
A celebration of lives
Cut short but full of life and accomplishment

And in the mission there’s one more commitment
Supporting children, husbands, and wives
Of those that served that

Need somewhere to stay while the doctors try to bring back
Their chance to live as full as they can again
Don’t let memories be lost in the din
Remember them now and after Afghanistan and Iraq

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Tears: Poems of Pain   (aWIP)

In honor of Patricia Boyd and her efforts on the Fallen Heroes Calendar

Available at MilitaryHeroesFoundation.Org:

Proceeds go to the Fisher House supporting military families

About the Whys

Contemplating love and the falling in…

Excerpted from   –   About the Whys

Looking into pain filled eyes
I want to run but cannot
When she smiles I’ve just one thought
And the same as when she cries

Oh I’m in trouble…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems

Goes Away

Contemplating cause and effect…

   Goes Away

Every day dogs bark
And the post man goes away
Is the Why so stark?

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

So Very Sad

Contemplating beauty…

   So Very Sad

She asks that I pray
Why’s his face so very sad
It’s just made that way

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

My Son Knew

Laughing at life…

   My Son Knew

Once again
The training has saved my life
This many more times than twice
The trained reactions take care of me like an old friend

The first two lines all I said
And from only that much my son knew
At hearing his certainty I bellowed with laughter

And he waited for the story that would come
Sure I’d fallen like something he’d do
Glad I wasn’t dead

Three steps up then flat onto my face. Marble doesn’t bend
Limping the next few days. Bruised the price
But still with my life
Once again

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Battles: Poems of Struggle   (aWIP)

Sing-Song Of Whales

Contemplating perspective…

   Sing-Song Of Whales

Seas subtle and blunt
The sing-song of whales echo
Submariners hunt

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book Of Haiku   (aWIP)

That’s Real

Contemplating the nature of love…

Excerpted from   –   That’s Real

Despite what you feel
I love you, like you, am more attracted to you than
Ever. Each year, each month, each day that passes has fanned
My passion’s fire until the heat makes me kneel…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems

All The History

Of love and commitment…

   All The History

An old man speaks of
His wife and all the history
Still so much in love

   -gl-

From   –   Straight Thru the Curves: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

A New Star In The Sky

Contemplating the wonder of life…

Excerpted from   –   A New Star In The Sky

I looked up and there it was
New star in the sky
Why’s it there? Or just because?
Beauty way up high

Doesn’t really matter why
Only that it’s there
And I watch it with a sigh
Shine without a care…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems