Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Poem written about Dave

On The Edge

There are those brave sons, whose fine lives are put before....
Right on the very edge of death, whose fine lives are so pledged!
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Techs, who truly know those words...."No Fear"!
Who rush in, while others rush out...into such sure death, no doubt!
Magnificent men, with but nerves of steel...all in those moments of death so belongs!
On that edge, all out there on their own...were sure death so belongs!
One wrong move, and they are gone!
On May 11, 2009, a fine son of The South...
So put his life on the line, to live without!
Right back on the edge, all for God and Country, so pledged...
As when an explosion, almost took young David's life...
As from the edge of death, all in this darkness so left...
Somehow, his soul still burned!
And on that morning when he awoke...
And looked down and realized what this war had invoked!
Trying to hold back those tears, as on them he so choked...
With one leg gone, and the other hanging...just by a hope...
As he knew for sure, nothing would ever be the same...
As in his heart, he so called out his wife's name...
And looking into Heaven, to find the strength and courage to so ease his pain...
And start, and engineer his life all over again...
For in his heart of courage, somehow he found the will!
To so stand, as from out of those ashes rise...as his courageous tears instilled!
To Reach and Teach, and to so Beseech and Bless all of us!
With the kin of courage, to the Angels bring such tears!
Like the Mississippi delta, his magnificent heart so shined!
In our live and in our times...
Could we ever such the strength and courage so find?
When on that edge...how can such faith and courage grow as said?
Only in such hearts of magnificence...can such Flowers of Faith so grow...
And if I have son, I pray he could be like this fine one...

4 comments:

Lamp Tramp said...

This is so touching and beautuful!
xoxo!

CI-Roller Dude said...

Dave can come ride with me anytime he wants. Maybe his bravery would rub off on others who lack it.

Preppy 101 said...

That is a wonderful tribute to David. Did you write it? Hope you are doing well!! xoxo

Pam said...

Oh my, big crocodile tears coming!!! Just beautiful.
Pam