They Have Wrung

Celebrating Life…

   They Have Wrung

Two warriors make a pair
And together will face the challenges to come
And oh there will be stories to be told before they are done
Of the great things they’ll dare

And now on this boldest
And most very important of all
Adventures they have readied themselves to embark

Thru the journey and years ahead they’ll encounter days so dark
They and others might be certain that they will fall
But I say that they’ll meet the test

How could they not? One so sturdy and one so fair
Two warriors and lovers both tested. From the fates they have wrung
Glories of battle and love’s tenderness have brung
Them to dare

      -gl-

Into Space

Regarding Contemplation. . .

       Into Space

I sit here and stare
Off into space seeing nought
Wind ruffles my hair

       -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems   © 3/7/10

He Strides Yet

Noble spirits come in all shapes and sizes…

       He Strides Yet  

He strides yet
In an ambling sort of way
Present in the footsteps of all those he’s shown the way
His calm let

Them see
The way back from being lost
His balance remains a beacon that will hold
                                   
Others on course long after his story has been told
His quiet leadership has become embossed
On the culture as his legacy

He strides yet
Across this country’s landscape remembered every day
An icon some would say
And beloved pet

       -gl-

In memory of Daddy, Cesar Milan’s partner…

Bridges Don’t Fall Down

Regarding Responsibility…

       Bridges Don’t Fall Down

Bridges don’t fall down
Not here in the U.S.A.
What can those in government possibly say
Though this make them frown

Well good
They should look at themselves hard
And should not in the least think to spare the rod

Upon themselves while thinking of those upon whom they have trod
Our officials should not be free to discard
Those that have withstood

Neglect or the rising of the ground
But the earth didn’t rise and this isn’t gray
It was neglect that led to this calamitous day
In a land where bridges don’t fall down

       -gl-

From   –   Bridges Don’t Fall Down: Stories from the I35W Bridge Collapse   © 2008

Reflections of the moment…