Alien

Looking up, the metal monstrosity hovered over me, The rocket flared, shooting the being high into the stratosphere, Floating, zigging, zagging, and otherwise outflying the world below, Gravity touched not its jagged wings, The jarred hearts inside, caring not for the fear below, Their mass hysteria a joke to them, Few cares for a world…

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…

Lone Isle

Taking it step by step, Walking brick to brick, Rain pouring down, Drenched to the bone, Walking all alone, Looking back at all the shipwrecks, The waves crashing against rocky shore, Only survivor of countless tragedies, Cursed and wandering alone, On lonely shores, As gull and crab pick over the discards, Sailors heart torn, No…

VETERAN

Boots on my feet, Living a hundreds of fleeting dreams, Memories float like stars all about, Catching glimpse of an old me, Young, fit, and motivated, Standing out, shining bright, Medals that mean nothing, Awards for jobs well done, Paper trails everywhere, Automatically judged and alienated, A lot of us get caught by drink or…