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 Memoirs And Battle Scars Love 9/22/2011
 A Mouse’s Tale Childrens Poetry 9/22/2011
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 Redneck Thanksgiving Prayer Humorous Poems 9/20/2011
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 The Diary Inspirational Poems 9/20/2011
 I Will Always Love You Love 9/20/2011
 One Moment Love 9/18/2011
 The Irresistible Force Insight 8/15/2011
 Paradise Spiritual Poems 8/14/2011
 Wings Sonnet 6/17/2011
 My Disability Life 5/22/2011
 Footprints Life 5/11/2011
 Mom Misc 5/8/2011
 Methuselah (A Lesson In Assumptions) Spiritual Poems 4/20/2011
 Good Christian Spiritual Poems 4/15/2011
 Judgment...May? Spiritual Poems 1/20/2011
 The Original Sin Spiritual Poems 1/11/2011
 M. I. A. Poems To Our Troops 1/3/2011
 Empty Vines Spiritual Poems 1/2/2011
 Christmas 1914 World Events 12/25/2010
 Accidents Spiritual Poems 11/4/2010
 Filthy Rags Spiritual Poems 9/30/2010
 The Root Of All Evil Spiritual Poems 9/15/2010
 The Witch, The Troll, And The Frog Childrens Poetry 9/6/2010
 Indifference Insight 8/27/2010
 The Prodigal Son Spiritual Poems 7/20/2010
 Rapture Spiritual Poems 7/14/2010
 The Journey Spiritual Poems 6/25/2010
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Memoirs And Battle Scars

Ernie was a hell raiser
A daredevil of sorts.
He was popular in school,
A natural at sports.

A kid in a candy store
Is the way Ernie felt.
All he had to do was smile,
And every girl would melt.

But he had eyes for Sally,
The only girl for him.
She was aces in his book,
A beauty, tall and slim.

They married after high school,
The Fall of thirty eight,
Ernie earned a scholarship,
At Arizona State.

While he worked for his degree,
Sally clerked at a store;
But their dreams were cut short by
The Second World War.

Ernie became a Captain
In the Army Air Corps.
He proudly served his country,
Like his father before.

Sally trained to be a nurse,
She wished to do her part.
Then word reached her that Ernie
Had earned the Purple Heart.

He’d engaged the Japanese,
Out in the Philippines.
Shot down at Corregidor,
News came from the marines.

The next three years passed slowly,
And Sally tried to cope.
But something would not let her,
Lose faith or give up hope.

Then in early November,
Of nineteen forty five,
The Army called to tell her,
Ernie was still alive.

Parachuting from his plane
He broke one of his knees,
But still avoided capture,
By hostile Japanese.

He joined with the resistance,
A ragged, motley band,
And offered his assistance,
Though he could hardly stand.

The rebels had a medic,
Who tended to his knee;
But without proper treatment
It wasn’t meant to be.

He would always have a limp,
And Ernie knew the score.
His future would be different,
Than what he knew before.

Somehow it didn’t matter,
If this wound changed his life,
If upon returning home
He’s greeted by his wife.

For she is what he fought for,
For her he would have died,
Only she can ease the pain
Of his next labored stride.

The ship made port in Richmond,
And Ernie said a prayer.
Then through tear filled eyes, he saw
His Sally waiting there.

For a moment, time stood still
Every detail defined,
Imprinted like a snapshot
Upon each of their minds.

And like an old time movie,
They met in an embrace.
End credits rolled as Ernie
Wiped tears from Sally’s face.

They drove into the sunset,
Holding hands and grinning,
Though tales end, we know this is
Only the beginning.

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