Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"D" is for......

Jenny Matlock

Duty is described as doing what is necessary
to keep things you hold dear alive
I believe it is everybody's duty
to make sure to help their beliefs survive

Duty is not a word I use frivolously
 or ever take too lightly
if it means I stand watch over loved ones
 then I'll proudly do it nightly

Like chocolate and peanut butter
Duty and honor go hand and hand
If this country needed me again
I'd be there at the presidents command

I'm a proud American son
of an American military family
and if anybody was in trouble
they can always count on me

I stand side by side with others because
Duty for me comes naturally
I believe our beliefs will survive
because of others who are just like me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"C" is for....

Jenny Matlock

This world is in dire need of Courtesy
for rudeness and lack of manners is lately all I see
What happened to the days of respect and peace
replaced by talking back that will never cease
I was raised to show everyone common Courtesy
open doors for others with no need to ever thank me
It was just what one did for their fellow man
and never even thought of disrespecting a woman
They are to be cherished as the givers of life
not to be put through trouble and strife
A simple thank you or please goes a country mile
to make someones day and give them a smile
A smile that becomes instantly infectious
and makes the day better for the rest of us
this country is in dire need of simple Courtesy
so I thank you all for reading about what I see
The fact you read what my simple self writes makes my day
thank you- Terry

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"B" is for....

Jenny Matlock

                                                        Beautiful like a warm spring day
Beautiful in each and every way
Beautiful like a summer's blue moon
Beautiful enough to make my heart swoon
Beautiful like a winter's fresh fallen snow
Beautiful in every way this heart knows
Beautiful both inside and out
Beautiful that makes my soul shout
Beautiful inside your generous heart
Beautiful enough to tear my world apart
Beautiful even if you don't believe
Beautiful, trust me it's all I see

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"A" is for....

Jenny Matlock
As we began Again we stand at the Apex of something new
Another round of the Alphabet to rhyme my way through
I like to the think of the challenge and that I'm up for it
to bring All new poems with clever wordplay and wit
I guess we will All just have to wait and see
if my mind has enough verses inside of me
to get through them All from A to z
without repeating anything
so here's to us one and All
to succeed and not fall.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Warrior's Cry- TCK 10/11

Have you ever heard a warrior cry?

I did the the other day

when my father called to say

that my grandma may soon pass away.

It wasn't a full blown tear

or even a hitch or sob

but enough of a pause

to do it's intended job.

The toughest man I've ever known

had finally let his emotion shown

and made his warrior son a little more grown

as I found the need to grieve on my own

I know she is in a better place

and smiling into her true loves face

but still I wish she had more time down here

to be loved by those of us who held her dear

I now know that warriors cry

because I cried until my eyes were dry

It's ok to let emotions show

and I know she's forever in her savior's glow

So as we move on here down below

we will all remember and all will know

that when you hear a warrior cry

they're secure in their emotions and that is why

This poem is dedicated to my father, the toughest warrior I've ever known and my grandma (my she rest in peace) for making him the great man I know and love.