Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"P" is for....

Jenny Matlock

For this PARTICULAR POST I will PURSUE a different PURPOSE
 then PUTTING PHRASE into PARAGRAPH or my usual PROSE.
I would like to PRAISE the man who made me, the man who
PRODUCED in me, the way I am today. My father, my PATERNAL influence, 
My PADRE, my.....POPS.
Now when he was younger man he was a true PATRIOT
he joined the military of his own mind and never let us forget.
He served his country valliantly in a sad forgotten war
and fought for god, country and family to protect our very shore.
He came home to a nation, not proud of what it"s done
a returning warrior, a mother's oldest PRODIGAL son.
PATRIOTISM runs deep to this day in my Father's veins
and the soul and heart of a warrior inside him still remains.
He PROTECTED and worked for his country his God and family
he raised us with real values,my brother, sister and me.
I am PROUD to be the son of PARENTS who believe in loyalty
to have my family's warrior blood coursing straight through me.
I thank God everyday for everything and for all they gave
For blessing me with a real father and for the life's he saved.
That's my POPS in a nutshell, he might seem simple or quite PLAIN
but the PRIDE in me started early and today it still remains.


  1. What a great tribute to your pop! I'm sure he's just as proud of you for taking his example and lessons to heart.

  2. Beautiful..

    so well written and heart felt...

    love it!

  3. So very beautiful....a touching piece straight from your heart!

  4. Vern nice... touching.
    following from Jennys

  5. Hello.
    Lovely tribute to your dad.
    Thanks for sharing.

    The Painting And The Poet

  6. What a wonderful tribute to a man who served us all!

  7. This tribute is perfect for a true patriot! Thank you for sharing. I am glad you had such perfectly marvelous parents! You are truly blessed! Thanks for sharing. Anne

  8. You are certainly blessed to have such a wonderful family!!

  9. What a wonderful tribute to your father. I guess it was the Vietnam war? Please tell him thank you.

  10. What a poignant and powerful post about your Dad! He sounds like a wonderful man...and I suspect he is very proud of you.

    I hope you show this writing to him. He might be the gruff type that acts like it's not a big deal, but I suspect his heart would swell with the lovely things you wrote about him.

    Please thank him for his service from me, too!

    Those vets got a bad deal for sure!

    Thanks for linking up! I really enjoyed this.