Why not right? Back to back? “Git ‘er” done! Thank you all for the encouragement and support!
It has taken a year to get the proper approvals and check all the boxes, but I am happy to announce that Dan’s book is officially available on Amazon. The E-book is available immediately, the paperback version should be available by Friday. We are so proud of him and honored by those who took the time to read the manuscript.
Thank you all so much for all of your insights, support, encouragement. We hope it helps just one family. PLEASE SHARE IF YOU CARE!
This really does not require any words from me. I had to share because I just love it. I hope you enjoy it too!
Oh the decisions, both good and bad, that have been made around a five foot table. This poem is dedicated to my wife’s Aunt Donalee Strand, who makes it the fiber of her being to ensure everyone has a place at her table. We love you.
Thanks for taking a listen to my version of Calmness of a Warrior.
Each time you listen puts a smile on my face. I cannot believe how emotional a person can get when you actually have to read a poem out loud.
So here is something new for me. I decided to try reading a couple of my poems on here. I wanted to give you a little audio presentation and maybe some background on what inspired each piece.
I am by no mean a professional voice over specialist, but I found this to be somewhat of a fun project. Thank you for taking a listen to Broken Windows. Your support is so amazing!
Moving Forward in Reverse
The past never leaves, but is blind,
Blurring visions of the future,
Events that once were left behind.
Memories reincarnate from a time gone by,
Moving forward seems impossible,
Reparation vacant, reinforcing the question why.
Is it the enemy or a gift given by events beyond any control?
Appearing without out discrimination,
Memories climbing up a tunnel from a dark hole.
A dwelling opponent with appearing from dark resurrection,
What if this, I could have done that,
Opposing it’s will with no ability for correction.
A gift when remembered and lessons have been learned,
A cluttered path becomes clear,
An advantage in life’s choices, and the freedom you have earned.
Take the past’s lessons, plan and rehearse,
Better late than never,
Moving forward in reverse.
Garden of Trust
In this vast world filled with humans, seek those that one can trust,
The inside is true and what matters,
The outside insignificant, beautiful or covered with rust.
To see a person for who they are takes not your eyes,
Listening with one’s ears,
Sorting out the truth and the lies.
Eyes locked in place, speech genuine and profound,
These are the words to believe,
Straying from truth, when the conversation turns to the ground.
Seeking similar souls and building a safe place,
These seeds of a beautiful garden grow,
The weeds pulled and are displaced.
As the flowers grow, harmful intentions sound off like a symphony of 1000 horns,
No matter how much work or beautiful this garden of roses,
there will always twice as many thorns.