Fir Tree Forest

Fir tree forests surround us, Tonight the snow falls, All around us, Tall and true stands Clause, His beard and red jacket, Contrasting the white sheet pouring down around us, On this snowy Christmas Eve, Laughs and ho ho ho’s echo out, Ringing Fir trees sing aloud, Cheer and happiness abound, Santa Clause has completed…

On Our Way Home

One of my favorite photos, were in formation on our way home from the OIF & OEF war in 2003. Our ship participated in both theaters of operation. USS ANZIO CG-68 named after the Beach Head and Battle of Anzio in WWII that allowed the Allies to take foothold in Italy and move north to…

May Day

May Day, May Day, In the end, at the end of a long May Day, Flying high, smoking enemies all day, May Day, May Day, Falling from the sky, Walking away, head held high, On this May Day, what a fate, Staying up late, nursing my friend, Humping him through the haze of May, Fine…

Be Ye So Bold?

To she, my beloved May, Whose hand I hold, Beloved, be ye so bold? As to give me this May day, Your cherry colored ribbon, Your strawberry flavored lips, Your ripened fruit, To forever color my bed, Lain and fed, Cuddling as we head to bed, Oh my beloved, Be ye so bold?

Christmas Day

A night to remember none had behold, For the night sky was lit bright and bold Christmas lights and reindeer nose, Breaking fog with brilliant light, Ten times to bold, Never more delayed, By weather or mists of May, Forever their destination before him lay, As children laugh with gay mirth, Cheery and in bed,…

Coal or Toy?

Take action young one, For in crystal orb your shadow moves, Will you be good or bad, Naughty or nice, Opening coal or present, Will magic Christmas snow visit you, Are magic sled rides on Christmas day in your future, Good or bad, decisions to make my little friend, To love or terrorize your sibling,…

Christmas Glimpse

( This poem is dedicated to my Uncle Tom who played Santa for many years and made many children smile. ) Tapping sounds and dancing elves, Merrily chipping away at piles of wood, Making toys in the depths of May, To be delivered on Holy December day, By old saint Nick and his reindeer sleigh,…

Ghosts

Witness the white sheet floating by, Signifying the start of this Hallowed Eve, Carmel apple smells, And trick or treat shouts, Echo through the valley, As white sheets float by.

All-Hallows Dance

Peace Officer wanders the block, Ghost drifts house to house, Bucket in hand, Sweets keeping everyone fed, Laughter and mischief on the wind, Indian giving grief, Cowboys shooting grins, Princesses twirling with glitter and tiaras, Maggots swirling on blurry graves, Stomping dances, as creatures swirl below, Celebrating All-Hallows Eve, Goblins curl while Elves sharpen poisoned…

Memorial Day Poem

Dearest Brothers & Sisters, Cheers to your courageous hearts, Which rest beneath our feet, Left behind by you paths of blood, Poured for the World’s freedom, From tyranny and war, You fought for peace when none was given, And with wounds fell to bring that peace home, Draped with flag and salute, The horn called…