Archive | August 2012

Handle With Care

Words and hearts should be handled with care, for words, when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair.

~~Unknown~~

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Power

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
~~Marcus Aurelius~~

Contacts

Finally I got back into contacts after months of wearing my glasses.  Its hard to get myself going to make and get to an eye appointment, but once I do and I am back in contacts I feel so much better.

The biggest reasons I like contacts better is a) I can see in all directions my eyes will go, not just what is directly through the lenses of glasses (with glasses I have to turn my head to not see out from under or around the side of the frame;) b) I can’t stand anything on my face.  (I am constantly having to clean my glasses because I keep moving them;) c) I like the way I look in contact better (of all my features, I like my eyes the best.)

Pearl Harbor

Poem I wrote years ago for my Uncle who was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked.

Early in the morning, the bombs began to fall,
At first no one knew what was going on at all.
It was almost 8 o’clock on that December day,
When the attack got under way.
The bombs and shots echoed like thunder,
Many lives were lost and many ships went under.
Close to home now was the war, that once seemed far away,
And people listed to their radios to see what the President would say.
No one expected that attack before it came,
But when it was over everyone knew that base’s name.
Pearl Harbor brought our county into the war,
And thinking of it helped us to remember what we were fighting for.

America’s Awakening

Written Sept 15, 2001

Sadness falls across the land,
The thought of war is close at hand.
Terrorists attacked the United States today,
And those responsible will be made to pay.
Four planes were hijacked early this morning
They were crashed into buildings without any warning.
Suddenly the towers gave a loud rumble,
And to the ground they started to crumble.
Thousands of people were trapped inside,
And the rescuers below were trapped, they had nowhere to hide.
Smoke and dust filled the sky,
And a nation was left wondering why.
But the United States will bounce back, stronger than before,
The sleeping giant has awoke, hear him roar.
There is nothing the people of the US can not do,
For we are all bound together by the red, white, and blue