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cRAYzprivateerPosted at 2016-08-31 18:51:27(114 wks ago)     2
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 Here's a collection of poems I've wrote over the years. Most are military poems that I had wrote during my deployment to Iraq. Please enjoy and feel free to leave feedback.

A Letter From A Soldier

I fight for you everyday
For your safety and freedom far, far away
Everyday I fear that it may be my last
Looking at what was important to me in the past

I choose this life, to fight
For your freedom, your eternal right
It gets lonely out in this far distant land
I have nothing but my gun and boots full of sand

I pray to Jesus each and every night
That he may shield me from this next fight
I live each day with fear of death
I never know when it will be my last breath

"Lets Move Out" says my captain
Always worried about what will happen
I get my gear and my gun
I ask myself "How much more, before this is done?"

Bullets and RPG's zooming past my head
I cant help but fear soon I will be dead
Each and every second of life i cherish
Because I never know when I will perish

A sound of gun shots all around
Bodies of young soldiers is all to be found
Bombs shattering the buildings apart
Mirror the pieces that are also my heart

Every dying soldier causes me to tremble
All the soldiers will start to assemble
The greatest gift I can give
Is to lay down my life so someone else may live

All those young men who did not come home
Also left their family and children all alone
I'm here safe and sound
Now with my family on my own ground

I pray for my fellow soldiers everyday
I ask the lord to reward them for what they had to pay
Show mercy to all those who fell
"Lord, they have served their time in hell"

I write this letter to you and to all
To tell you about myself and those who answered the call
Together we will get it done, we America....
Are together as one.

by cRAYz

Changing the Past

The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person that they used to be
The mistakes they made in their life
oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened
No matter how hard you try
No matter how much you think about it
No matter how much you cry

What happens in your lifetime
Happens for reasons unknown
So you have to let the cards unfold
Let your story be shown

Don't get wrapped up in the negative
Be happy with what you have been given
Live for today not tomorrow
Get up, get out and start living

Because the past is the past for a reason
It's been and now is gone
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it
It's done, it's unchangable, move on

by cRAYz

A Soldier Till I Die


Eight years I gave my all   
I served my country I heeded their call
I was still just a young man at 25
when I signed on the dotted line
I did not see the adventure that soon would be mine

After my training I got on a plane
I arrived at my squadron, fresh faced & sane
This young man grew up so fast
Putting aside the pain of the past

Supply & Security Forces was my job everyday,
thats how I earned my pay,
day after day.

Then came the day the adventure had come
On with my flac jacket and I pickup my gun
All the bombs I begin to hear,
Loud sounds piercing through my ear
So on with the rest of my gear
The reason why i'm here,
to learn this game of war,
from lands far and near.

In that tent, we did live
very damp and cold
Really got old
Sleeping on a cot was all we got
something I have not forgot
MRE's is what we ate,
Those I really began to hate
This game of war I must fix
Stationed at this base called Ft. Dix

Sitting in my comfy chair
I ordered parts without despair
We needed parts for repair
To get the planes back into the air

For all of my career
I am proud to have served,
From the medals on my chest
I gave them my best

Coming from a seasoned vet
This game of war,
I just don't get.

When stationed in England and Missouri,
I never had to worry
For I had God,
and ole Glory.

But now I am older and wiser
and lost a little zest
So now is the time for my well deserved rest

A soldiers spirit is forever in my heart
The love of my country will never depart
So if ever my country should call upon me
I would still give my life to keep us all free…
That's the soldier I will always be...

by cRAYz

A Soldier's Heart

When there's no one else
look inside yourself
listen to your inner voice
if you have no choice
depend on yourself and live
as if you have nothing else to give
always be strong and be brave
as if you're entering an abandoned cave
and if you want to climb a mountain that is high
have the guts before you die
that takes a soldier's heart
to try no matter what
and will never break apart
with that feeling deep down in his gut..

by cRAYz

A Swimmer I'm Not

Sinking like a rock
A swimmer I'm not.

Riding the tube in the lake
Hoping the rope does not break

Jumping the wake
Was a piece of cake

Glen was at the wheel
Which was not a big deal

Hanging on tight
With all my might

Something didn't feel right
I was flying like a kite

After we crashed
I flailed and I thrashed

I just fell into a large lake
A fatal mistake

I wasn't a flop
Made it to the top

Trying to stay afloat
While reaching for the boat

Thank goodness for my life jacket
I was too young to be in a casket

Guy & Jon grabbed ahold of me
Thank God someone cared for thee..

The fear of drowning from the past
Is finally leaving at last

Back in the tube for another turn
Hoping I don't crash and burn..

by cRAYz

A Veterans Tribute

Whatever their uniform, we think of them all
Those brave men and women, so proud and so tall
As we were once in their ranks, (be it air, land or sea)
We know of the sacrifice, to keep us all free

Of those never served, many don’t know
That the troops are our friends; and not our foe
They fight for our freedom, our hopes and our dreams
So stand and applaud, when you see one in greens

Stand as a nation, showing they’re not alone
That we are all waiting, for their safe return home
As veterans we know, the commitment that’s made
In keeping our shores safe, that none can invade

A veteran is the subject
What are we to expect?
Showing signs of disrespect
Is incorrect
So many have been wrecked
by this effect
Please show them your Respect..

This tribute to our forces, is because we all care
For all our brave troops, for all those who dare
Next time you see one, please take a stand
Show them they're special, by shaking their hand…

by cRAYz

I'm A Soldier...

the pain of a wound,
the pain of the bullet passing through me,
living with this anger in me,
i'm a soldier, i love this about me.

walking the streets with respect,
to make it perfect,
free from any threat,
away from any kind of death,
i've faced death a million times
so families can dine,
i'm a soldier, i love this about me.

dodging ied's, bullets, and landmines,
to see kids smiling across the borderlines,
i have no regrets being a soldier,
i've taken alot upon my shoulder,
facing bullets, being brave and bolder,
i'm a soldier, i love this about me.

emotionless, and fearless,
seeing blood every day, i am merciless,
i'm not a killing machine, i'm just a human being,
i show no mercy in my eyes, no love in my cries,
i'm a soldier, i love this about me.

terrible places
tough, grim faces,
dark, frightening nights,
missing my lovely wife,
memories of a decent life,
leaving the war,
no more pain anymore
i'm a soldier, i love this about me.

by cRAYz

The Soldier Gives....


the soldier gives...
the right to bear arms,
carrying his weapon into wars,
the soldier keeps us safe from harm,
defending us on all foreign shores

the soldier gives...
the right to protest,
standing up against everything that is wrong,
the soldier keeps us safe when we rest,
defending through nights so long

the soldier gives...
the right to free speech,
speaking what is on his mind,
the soldier keeps our safety in reach,
leaving his friends, family and home behind,

the soldier gives...
the right to free press,
the stories he will have to tell,
the soldier keeps us safe from distress,
by going through a living hell

the soldier gives...
the right to religious freedom,
taking a moment to stop and pray,
the soldier keeps us safe from things to come,
being on the battlefield every day.

by cRAYz

Time Passes

The seconds pass...
We take a look back...
At what our lives had held...
The minutes pass...
Seeing what fell through the cracks...
Parts of our lives were so compelled...
The hours pass...
Thinking what we learned...
What we taught...
What we forgot...
The days pass...
Wishing a lot could be returned...
For things we have earned...
Wishing we would of never fought...
Hoping bad things are forgot...
Years pass...
Standing alone...
Boy have they all grown...
Married and gone...
and on their own...
Your life passes...
You stand very proud...
Looking at how they raise their own...
You did well...
Live on...
Be strong...
You did nothing wrong...


by cRAYz


A Home To Live In

Encounters with destiny
coming together
two hearts beating in perfect harmony
melting into each other
desiring the same thing
finding their home together
in any kind of weather
living the dream
as the perfect team!


by cRAYz

What Happened America?

America, America
What happened to America?
People are fighting
There is war and chaos
There is pain and death
There is turmoil and crime

America, America
What happened to America?
People are dying
People are crying
We are striving to stay alive

America, America
What happened to America?
The land of the free?
Where did it go?
The home of the brave?
America, America
What happened to America?

Morals are diminishing
They don't seem to exist!
This country is doomed!
Move away from your wicked ways!
Turn back from your sinful ways!
Look at yourself America!


by cRAYz


Thinking of Home

When I Think Of Home I Think Of:
pumpkin pies,
mulberry trees,
fields of corn,
bumble bees,
pastures,
farm animals,
sun brewed tea,
morning & afternoon chores,
my brother Jay & me
acres of farmland,
tractors and combines,
country living,
homecooked meals,
corn & beans growing,
harvest time,
Because when I think of home I think of Heaven
I think of all thats kind
When I think of home FAMILY comes to mind.


by cRAYz

A Soldiers Rush

We don't have super powers
We are not made out of steel
We cannot leap over telephone towers
A bullet wound we would feel

A cape we do not own
And a mask we do not wear
All over the world we are known
Though our breed is very rare

We do not have angels wings
And from heaven we did not come
We came not from a line of kings
And miracles we have not done

Super heroes we are not
No powers do we possess
For we are just normal men
Soldiers and nothing less

We are American soldiers fighting
Not super heroes indeed
We are high on adrenaline
Hoping not to bleed
To fight for what we need

by cRAYz


America

USA
The Red, White, and Blue.
Stars and Stripes are on our flag,
It's all very true.
There are 50 states,
and Washington DC.
America the Beautiful,
the land of the free.

Before September 11th,
U.S. was a happier place.
There was two Twin Towers
that fell down in showers
The looks on everyones face
seeing them fall from grace
No one loves an empty place.
Now ashes lie in their space.

Everyone has been affected,
Deep down inside.
It's brought us all together,
now we show some great pride!

by cRAYz

Another Day

Another day, another tomorrow
Both can be filled with tears and sorrow.
These tears I cry,
Don’t help the days go by.
It seems like the hours crawl along,
With you is where I belong.
It is hard trying to have a decent stay
Seems forever until its my final day
I cry when I miss your call,
Your not here to help me up when I fall.
I miss your hugs, laughs, smiles and kisses,
Hopefully one day things will come true for all my wishes.

by cRAYz

Brothers

Never stear away from your brothers
Always keep them near

Never say you hate them
Always be there
Respect and Love each other
Your bond and friendship will go further

Fighting doesn't matter
Loving each other is all that matters

Losing Gary and Jay
Would be a heart breaking day
Leaving me with alot to have to say
To have it end someday
Is why I pray
To be able to see you just one more day

Keep your brothers near
Never let them shed one single tear
Be there to pick them up
When they decide to fuck things up

Why are brothers so daring?
Cause they will never stop caring

Love is one thing
Friendship is another
Put them together
And you've got a brother

Hold on to your brothers tight
With all of your might
You never know when it will be there last night.

by cRAYz

Tragedy

If I could take back a second in time,
I would take back destruction and crime.

People living in a hateful place,
being afraid to be judged because of your race.

September 11th affected us all,
but now we need to be brave and stand tall.

They thought it would destroy us
but it brought us close,
we came together
when we needed each other the most.

People helping and giving a hand,
soldiers getting ready to fight for our land.

A war is coming who would have thought?
Our children will be brought up different and have to be taught.

Hopefully everything will have to change,
and then our world will no longer be strange.

by cRAYz

cRAYz

I am cRAYz
your crazy
Together we are cRAYz

Dating was crazy
Being in love with each other is crazy

crazy yesterday
crazy today
crazy tomorrow

being crazy has got us this far
cRAYz is just who we are.

by cRAYz

Cy

Cy is my name
I always get the blame

Blue Healer is my breed
I'm growing like a weed

My chewie tastes oh so good
The way it always should

Nipping the ankles of my master
To make him go faster
Thats what i'm after
Just for some laughter

Sleeping with Jay
Night and day

Keeping him awake
I think he needs a break

I want to be with you close & near
So glad I came home with you
That was so sincere
Losing you is what I fear

Lets go for a walk in the sun
Now wouldn't that be fun

I'm devoted and loyal, thats so true
All I want is to be with you

by cRAYz

Dad- My Hero


17 years have passed
I’ll never forget the day
My mom rang to tell me
My friend, My hero, My Dad
Had just passed away.

I’ve never felt so alone
In all my years alive,
I didn’t understand it
And wondered how I’d take it

Then I thought about
Mom, Jay & Jr.
And just how they were coping
dealing with all the stress,
In this heart breaking mess.

I thought about all you’d miss
With every milestone that I had made,
And I pray with every bone in my body, Dad
The memories I have will never fade.

As I now have children and grandchildren of my own,
I know now, how proud you would of have been
To see your grandson Logan, you never did see
you sure was hoping for the same birthday.

You sure would of loved Gail,
Beautiful, loving, caring, intelligent and wise.
someone who is not hard to please,
who can definately take a tease.

Thinking of you brings tears to my eyes
I never thought I would see your demise
Who will teach me right from wrong?
Now that you are gone?

I hope He’s taking good care of you because now you’re in His place
I hope all your worries and all your fears have left your face
I never got so say goodbye, that was the worst part
But I know that when you left, you said goodbye to my heart

I know that in the life I live
You will always be a part,
I know I will never forget you
And you will always be in my heart.

There is not one day that goes by
That I don’t miss you DAD,
You will Always be in my thoughts and prayers.

LOVE YOU DAD!

by cRAYz

Divorced

The relationship was killed in haste.
That time was a waste.
The son we had is now not mine.
The life we lived was like a grapevine.

My son lives with you.
We already knew.
What the courts would do.

Child support.
Because of the court.

Money you spent.
At every craft event.

The trust was lost.
The paths had been crossed.

The lies you told.
Was bitter cold.

The secrets you keep.
Being with that creep.

The home we shared.
Had totally been repaired.

The dreams are gone.
The plans we drew are now scattered on the lawn.

The pictures of you and I have been ripped.
Gifts exchanged have been nicked.

Money spent to avenge.
My goal is sweet revenge.

Paid lawyers to do there best
The shit you did was hard to digest.

I missed that close relationship with my son.
Because of the shit you had done.

Spending all the money.
You thought was funny.

Behind on bills.
To pay for your thrills.

No longer riding the rail.
Since I've been with Gail.

Mending my relationship with Logan.
Would be so golden.

Moving on with my new life.
Hoping to have a new wife.

Gail gives everything.
Doesn't take anything.

The brightest star.
In my life thus far.

This relationship will not go down in haste.
It will not be a waste.

Fourteen years together
In all types of weather.

I love you Gail,
I hope I do not fail.

Love everything about you.
I know you love me too.

The time has flew.
Between me and YOU!

by cRAYz

Eulogy for a Veteran

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
Six foot under is deep
I am not there,
I do not sleep.

I'm all the winds that blow.
I'm the glisten on the snow.

I'm the sunshine on the grain.
I'm the gentle autumn rain.
I show no pain
Theres nothing more to gain

When you awaken in the mornings rush,
I'm the quiet shush,
the birds in circled flight,
I'm the stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there,
I did not die.
I'm in heaven
Way up high
Lost in the great blue sky....

by cRAYz


Freedom

Glory to the American Flag, long may she wave
So many have been covered with her
when they've gone to their grave

So many of us have taken for granted
that our freedom will always be

We tend to forget
those who have kept that right
for you and for me

A Soldier will stand and fight all night
to keep us from harm
While some of us sit at home and refuse to
lift an arm

Some sit around and complain all day
how wrong this war must be
While a Soldier pushes that aside
to continue to fight for
you and me

Some sit around and complain about the food
their going to eat
While a Soldier works straight through
deprived of sleep and
hungry and weary on his feet

While you sit around and complain about what you have
or where you live
Remember that a Soldier somewhere
is about to give for you

A Soldier stands tall and proud and ready
for the fight
Hoping everything he does is all right.

by cRAYz

Give Thanks

Giving thanks to him, because he’s God
And God is in everything, don’t you see?
God is in you and me and always will be,
It doesn’t matter when you sin or stray!

God is always in your heart and your life
And he’s the only one who knows it all.
Give thanks to him, because he’s God,
And he loves us even we all sin and fall

God is constantly watching you and me,
Everyday when you're resting or in the go,
And God answers prayers, not in your time,
But in his own time, and does what he knows

And God created all and knows everything
Give thanks, that he’s our Savior and King!

by cRAYz

Home Is

Home is...
A welcome site
with the lights so bright
shining in the night

Home is...
Where you spend all your time
free of crime and grime

Home is...
Filled with love
from the heavenly Father above

Home is...
A beautiful place for me
no other place I wanna be

Home is...
Where families meet
at holidays to eat

Home is... Where the HEART is...
inside those four walls
down the hall
thats what I recall...

by cRAYz

Howl at the Moon

A lone wolf goes on the prowl
as silent as an owl

With the full moon in the sky
Lighting the way

The wolf begins to howl
unable to find her

You can see it in the distance
His silhouette on a mountain ledge

The hunger is hard to forget
the echoing howl he lets
all of us know
why he frets

by cRAYz

I Am the cRAYz Wolf


I am the cRAYz wolf who howls in the night
Never feared to be seen among the light.

I'm the cRAYz wolf that walks the cold snow below
walking slow
going with the flow.

I am the cRAYz wolf who howls in the night
traveling many miles into the night
until morning light.

I am the cRAYz wolf who howls upon the full moon
Howling in tune.

I am the cRAYz wolf who howls with happiness
into the night.

Until the morning light,
When I tend to become out of sight
until the next night.

by cRAYz

Iowa

Of all the states in the U.S.A.
There's only one for me,
For those friends and family I'm longing to see.
The good ole state of Iowa
Where the corn grows tall
for us all.

The state is the best
in the midwest

I thought I would travel
to realize my dreams
I wandered far from home
to South Dakota I did roam,
Watertown is where I live
it doesn't have as much to give

I know what I like the best
I'll take good ole Iowa
and they can have the rest.

The state I was born
is all about the corn,
and the soybean
its harvest time, lets get the fields picked clean

I'm not alone,
for I'm an Iowa State Cyclone
The colors Red & Yellow
are the ones I follow..

by cRAYz (wrote for my brother)

Logan

I never want this to go unsaid,
So in this poem, is for it to be said.
No words can express what you mean to me,
A son like you, I thought could never be.
We've had our share
Of fights and quarrels.
Your mom has always been in the middle
Trying to play that Golden Fiddle..
I want what's best for you
and want to see good in all that you do
I would like for you to understand
before you become a man
in life you have to make a plan
you need to decide,
who you really are inside.
you may have to toss it around in your mind
as it may take you some time
for the answer you want to find
it should come from your heart,
friends and family should take no part
I'm not going to influence you in anyway
because your life could be taken away,
at any given day.
Be true to yourself
I will be there, if you need any help
Remember that life is what you make it
Don't ever forsake it.
Whatever you decide
I will stand by your side
you need to understand
as you begin your life as a man
Do the best that you can!
and you'll be a great man..

by cRAYz(wrote to my son)

Loss of Dad

My eyes filled up with tears as I heard the news
It never occurred to me, how much I could lose
I find myself wishing that it wasn't real
Every time I think about it, pain is all I can feel
Tears fall from my eyes, I can barely see
But my heart tells me that he'll always be with me
I’m glad he feels no pain now-he lives in a perfect land

I lie in bed and cry at night
And I don’t feel any better in the morning light
And I will love and miss him forever
Until the day we are again together.
Together in that perfect place above,
Filled with caring, sharing and love
But until that day comes- I will wipe my tears away.
And hopefully see him again someday

by cRAYz

Meaning of War

War means bombs
War means death
War means guns
War means destruction
War means bloodshed
War means mutilation
War means killing
War means tears
War means chaos
War means conflicts
War means militaries
War means hostility
War means angary
War means belligerence
War means terrorism
War means insurgency
War means aggression

War will cease when men refuse to fight
when they give up that right.

Peace is what we are needing
To keep this planet Earth from bleeding.

by cRAYz

Missing You

I love you
even when you are far away from me
My love is with you always
but the distance keeps us away
I need us together
your love is crystal clear
our love is built with two hearts
we are there always for each other
If I could fly, I would fly to you
across the ocean and lands
If I could be with you, my pain would fly away
If you hug me, my depression flys away
You have possessed my heart and soul
But I have nothing to give you other than love
It doesn't matter how far away you live
but I need you beside me now, other than
you make me live as a lonely woman.

by cRAYz

Money

Money is wonderful

Money is power
for you to devour.

Money gives you respect
for whom ever writes the check.

Money is sweet
as sweet as honey.

Money is hope
to never be at the end of your rope.

Money is war
we kill and get killed just to have more.

Money and power are closely related
Money is power, power is money
its something I wish was never created.

by cRAYz

My F350 Dually

Having a Ford 1 ton
is so much fun

The truck is no poke
because of the Ford 6.0 powerstroke

Rolling coal
is good for the soul

Its got four wheel drive
to keep me alive

The color of the truck is gray
that I drive everyday

Gets you where you wanna go
with tires from Nitto

With my Bullydog tuner
it'll get you there sooner

I've got navigation
to get me in the right direction

Getting thru the snow
shes got some gid up and go

The CB radio is turned up
to hear all the gossip

Its got a fat ass
that sucks up the gas

It's the FX4
who would want more.

by cRAYz(wrote for my brother)

My Jeep

Dark green
Hard to keep clean

33 inch tire
For which I admire

Wheels that are black
To keep me on track

2 inch lift kit
Is a hit, I admit

Tinted glass
Thats first class

4.0 Liter
Thats no beater

That 5 speed
Is all I need

To punch the timecard
Evening & graveyard

by cRAYz

My Son

Boy, the years go by,
Time does fly.

Once just a thought in one far away dream
Now you make my eyes gleam

Laughter and smiles
That go on for miles

You're growing up so fast
I wish each moment with you to forever last

6 months I count on my hand,
Until you become an 18 yr old young man

I will pick up the pieces when you fall,
Which I hope doesn't happen at all.
I will hold your hand
Help you stand tall,
Through it all.

When the day comes and you are on your own,
Never feel like you are alone.
Pick up the phone
Give me a call,
We can talk about anything at all.

No matter how near or far apart,
There's always a place for you in my heart

No matter what you go through,
I will always Love You.

by cRAYz

My Special Sister-In-Law

My special sister-in-law, what you mean to me
you have strength and courage your family can see
My special sister-in-law shows us all how to handle life's blows
she takes it all in stride, smiles, and says, "That's how it goes"
My special sister-in-law through all her pain, never once gave up or complained
she has dignity, warmth, and inner beauty that can't be explained
My special sister-in-law with all she has been going through, always thinks of others
she always takes time to give of herself to friends, sisters and brothers
My special sister-in-law is always there with her kind thoughts, deeds, and caring
she is well loved for her capacity for sharing
My special sister-in-law needs to know how much she is loved by Gail and me
her strength, courage, and beauty are a shining example for all to see
My special sister-in-law has carried a heavy burden for quite a long while
she does not allow us to share any of her pain but always her smile
My special sister-in-law is surely a guardian angel sent from above
from all of us who care, with all our love
My special sister-in-law sent her cancer to hell
and is finally almost well

Connie, I know you are strong
you will always fight
you'll give it your all
with all of your might
each and every night

Cancer, you are a lethal disease
And if you are defeated it isn't done by ease.
No one could find a cure against you.

I hope you stop breaking hearts
and leave this planet and depart
We won't give up and rise the white flag
because that would be a drag.

by cRAYz(wrote for my sister-in-law)

Olaf

There was a snowman
named Olaf
who had a carrot nose.

Along came a reindeer,
whos' name was Sven
and what do you suppose?

That hungry reindeer,
was looking for some lunch,
Grabbed Olafs' nose,

Nibble, nibble, crunch!

by cRAYz

One Lonely Soldier

One lonely soldier
With a pen in his hand
Writes to his family
From a far off land
In Afghanistan....

The words he writes
Come straight from his heart
Still he hopes it doesn't show
How he’s falling apart

The many nightmares
Of recent attacks
So called martyrs
Bombs strapped to their backs

Visions of comrades
As he closes his eyes
Injured in bomb raids
His ‘brothers’ who have died

I've seen so much
Whilst on his tour
I know there's things I can't share
I can’t take much more
Of all this gore

My eyes reflect this pain
once asleep, the battle begins
again and again and again

The secret place deep inside
the darkness of my mind
Look into my eyes
Tell me what you find.

We are all human
We all have our fears
Us brave soldiers
Are allowed to shed tears

My demons inside me
Together we’ll fight
Then at least then
You can sleep soundly at night

I'll stay strong now
Keep my head down low
You know I'm hurting
I’m human you should know

I've done my duty
I've given my best
I’ll be home soon
For some well earned rest

I hope you will be waiting
When I arrive home
You’re in my heart always
I'm never alone

So until my tour ends
I've sent you my love
Please pray that the Angels
Protect me from above.

by cRAYz

Ordinary Soldier

I'm just an ordinary soldier
A man so brave and true
I've killed three men today
Because that's what soldiers do

I try not to makes no fuss about it
Trying not to be loud
But I saved anothers life today
That makes me oh so proud

Sometimes when battles rage
I see the tragedy and pain
This causes me to wonder
If I'll ever get back home again

Sometimes at night in fistful sleep
My devils they return
But with the mornings rising light
I send them back to burn

I make no fuss about it
I've not got much to say
For I'm just an ordinary soldier
And it's the way I earn my pay.

by cRAYz

Peace Means...

P is for peacefulness
a state of Freedom
a state without war
is what we are striving for
to end all war

E is for ending a war
closing, finishing, wrapping up
would be nice
not to have to pay the price
for a/n explosive device

A is for amity
friendly relations
between nations
to build foundations
from all locations

C is for calmness
quiet and free from disturbance
lets stop the recurrence
of violent disturbance

E is for easygoingness
taking life easy
not harsh, causing little distress
dealing with all this mess
to kill, break, or suppress
and make one more mourner weep less.

by cRAYz

Remember Me

If I were to leave this world today I'd want to be remembered it's true,
for going that extra mile just to show my love for you.
I'd want for you to be proud of me and know I always tried,
when you hurt I did too, your tears I also cried.
I'd want you to be compassionate to never turn away,
from someone who might need a hug or encouragement one day.
I'd want you to know I'm sorry if I ever caused you pain,
I hope you'd learn from my mistakes and
forgive me just the same.
There are no second chances when God
says it's time to go,
we only have today to let our feelings show.
Remember this when you say your prayers and count your blessings tonight,
and treasure every precious moment God gives you.

by cRAYz

Sacrifice

Memorial Day comes every year
Honoring those who gave there all

They never let anything get in there way
Defending each and every day.
What they did, we can never repay

With all the deadly wars,
All the white crosses remind us,
Our brave soldiers gave their all
To put the bloodshed behind us

The courage it takes to fight
For what we know is right
Each and every night

The ultimate sacrifice
To be a cut above the rest
Is what we do best.

Fighting the American way;
Through hardship and pain
So we could remain
Safe and free
For our country,God, and me.

by cRAYz

Sir.Wolf

His glowing yellow eyes,
Sneeks through the night.
They show no fear.
His coat made of murky shadows
Making him vanish
from others eyes
His teeth are long spikes
Bloody tears falling from them
His bite will send you to the grave,
Tongue coated with bright red blood.

The howling call
Telling all others
Striking fear unto his opponents.
Prowling the gloomy night
Looking for his next victim

Running through the cold moonlit waters
With his pack of brothers & sisters
Calling the dreary cavern his home.

Not many have seen him
And lived to tell the tale.

His name is Sir.Wolf
Born of the grave,
Who is big and brave
The strongest creature of the Gods

by cRAYz

Snow for Christmas

One thing you need to know;
At Christmas time, its gonna snow.
The ground is covered with fluffy white
Softening the cold, dark night.

I hate that white snow,
Reflecting off the moon’s glow.
It makes me feel dead
Inside my warm bed.

My thoughts are so true
Doesn't make much sense to me and you,
The wind is so cold,
I must be getting old.

Remembering when i was a child,
When it snowed I smiled.
Building them snow forts,
throwing snowballs,
at the fort walls.

Snowmen, snow angels, sledding and ice skating
was exciting,
As a child I had no worries,
Because I wasn't driving in the flurries.

The weather outside maybe crappy,
I try to stay happy.
But to this snow I say,
Just go away.

Shovel the snow from the porch
The intense cold can scorch.
I can’t stand you snow
Someplace else is where you need to go

My toes are numb I can’t find my brain
This weather has got me going insane

Snow please go away.
We hope that you’ll return another day
You’ve outdone your welcome you see
So I hope you will listen to me

Listen to this request I plea
My friends and family would agree
With me…..

Bless my WorldWide family
My wishes to you
Bless your happy family too.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Throughout the whole year too...

by cRAYz

So, My Son...

So, my son is a vaporer,
Thank God he's no raper.
I would hate to read that in the paper.

So, he could be smoking weed,
Something we really don't need.
To intercede, so we can proceed.

So, he could be drinking alcohol,
Something I don't want at all,
To get that deadly phone call.

So, he could steal,
To get his next meal,
That would be a big deal.

So, he could be a murderer, you know,
Then off to prison he would go.

So, he could be a drug dealer,
Claiming to be a medicine healer.

I just want whats best for him
to stand by his side
on whatever he may decide.

So, its important for him to understand
His life as a man will so begin.
And that I will love him thru thick and thin..

by cRAYz

Stranded

Driving to work on Y40
Doing about 20

Driving my '99 Jeep
Oh boy, the snow was deep

Blowing snow
Oh no

In the ditch
Oh what a bitch

Oh shit
There I sit

There was no doubt
I wasn't getting out

Decided to try and walk home
But was to cold to go roam

Turned around
Made some ground

The snow was deep
Couldn't find my Jeep

Buried in snow
and know where to go

Saw a house kinda close
Couldn't feel my nose or toes

Knocking on the door
Hoping they didn't ignore

Wanting to get warm
and outta the storm

Cold and frozen
The door opens

In I go
Out of the snow

Waiting all night
No snowplows in sight
SO I spent the night

With a knife in her hand
Dare not nod my head
In fear I could be dead

Morning came slow
Wanted to go
But still too much snow

At last
The snowplows go past

Gail comes to rescue me
Now I'm set free

by cRAYz

Tears of a Veteran

Memories lie waiting to remind me
Of the horror and the carnage
That is cataloged as war
Which civilians never saw
Many a nights I would spend
Worrying about the bitter end
Its shattered my reality
Leaving me in a state of wonder
To see it I know
Its tipped the balance
Of this G I Joe
As I come to calmer waters
Where life’s normal once again
Im not fitting in
it’s a price I've paid defending
Where the dreams are never ending.
In this minute of wonder
no outlet, just thunder
no room for blunders
it would just bring you under.

by cRAYz

The Soldier

Lonely I was when I stood staring at the sky
Had a gun in my hand, was too afraid to cry
Fought bitter battles and never lived to tell
How at the altar of freedom, my body fell

My soul searched for reasons as to why I had died
Did I save many people, had I even tried?
Did they remember me, my deeds, my name
Are they proud of me or did I bring them shame

My battered body stood testimony to my fate
My heart had stopped in a battle brought about by hate
I had screamed in pain, and shivered with fright
But before I died, I did put up a damn good fight

Remember me always, my beloved country
It was I, who brought you victory
I fought to the last bullet in my gun
I was a soldier, and it was not fun....
To leave my son..

Who's life has just begun.
That would soon be,
Without me.
Your Dad

by cRAYz

The Soldiers Life

Being a soldier is not for all
Must be willing to give your all
Overworked and underpaid
That's how a soldier is made

Ready at any time
Wherever there is trouble
Courage and honor is unsurpassed
Ready to complete the task

Travelling to lands both near and far
Standing his post and looking up at the stars
Wondering what he could have done
If he hadn't carried his gun

Remember when you drive by
Seeing the flag flying proud and high

Somewhere out there a soldier stands
in sand
In someone elses foreign land
Defending our country from all our foes
Standing tall and proud
come rain or snow.

by cRAYz


Twin Brother Jay

My twin brother was annoying
My twin brother made me mad
My twin brother drove me crazy
My twin brother made me sad

My twin brother was crazy
My twin brother was nuts
There was times I wanted to grab him
and choke him until he went nuts

4 minutes older I am of he
My twin brother will disagree

We would fight
night and day
My twin brother Jay

Someday I won't have my twin brother
I wish that day will never come
You've been like no other
It's been great having you as my twin brother

because surely without Jay
It would never be the same way
Living day by day
without my twin brother Jay.

Brother, dear twin brother Jay
Listen when I say
I will stick by your side
Until my final day..

by cRAYz

Unknown Soldier

He Lay Where He Had Fallen.
Enemy Fire Had Brought Him Down.
He Knew His Life Was Over,
As He Lost All Sight and Sound.

He Knew a Peaceful Sleep,
Amidst the Raging Guns of War,
But for Him the Fight Was Over.
He'd Gave His All..And More.

Oh, He Was Not Alone.
Others Have Fallen Too.
And Time Will Not Erase the Fact...
They Fell for Me and You.

We Owe These Men and Women,
For They Never Got Any Older.
We Didn't Even Know Them.
To Most of Us They Were..Unknown Soldiers.

So Rest in Honored Glory,
Each and Every One of You.
You Gave All You Had to Give...
For Freedom and the Red, White and Blue.

by cRAYz

Winter

The winter chill is all around,
she arrived with no warning
snow covered the ground
the tress are bare
and tightly bound,
the animals are hidden
concealed out of fear,
the lakes are all frozen
not one can shed a tear,
icesickles hanging on our house eaves,
on the edge, waiting to leave

the wind howls
like when thunder growls
the sky is dark
all throughout the day,
winter is the benchmark
and winter wants to stay,

the days are short
and the nights long,
winter is singing
that Frozen song.

by cRAYz

Wolves

When the moon is high
up in the sky
wolves run wild.

When the moon is high
all move within the pack.
Each one watching the others back.

When the moon is high
who can deny.

Find a hiding place
because no one is safe
until dawn
and the night is gone.

by cRAYz

Work Boots

Next to the door in the garage
the work boots sit.
Salt lines upon the leather
laces drooping
like the arms of a new-recruit

The shoe hangs open
like someone too tired to speak
the mouth looks like
it should somehow breathe

Tears in the leather
reveals a shiny steel toe
glimmers the promise of safety
with many years to go..

Brown is there color
the weight is exreme
the size is fourteen
what does it all mean?

Sometimes you just have to shrug
And flash a grin and bear it,
‘Cause even if it’s kinda snug,
If that shoe fits – then wear it!

Ready to take on another role
With dirt stuck in the sole

Its time to take pride
with each and every stride

by cRAYz

Work

Work, work, work
Evenings and nights
I work, work, work

Working with boilers
Checking the slingers, and oilers

Work, work, work
12 & 8 hour shifts
Every other weekend
I work, work, work

Water chemistry testing,
No time for resting

Work, work, work
Filling in the trackers
No time for slackers
I work, work, work

Working with great teams,
Makes the job easier it seems

Work, work, work
I like my coffee without sugar or cream
Like a happy dream
I work, work, work

Cleaning, sweeping, and mopping
Maintaining focus, so there ain't no stopping

Work, work, work
This cycle keeps on and on
It never seems to end
I work, work, work

Working so many hours you feel ill
And you keep doing the cycle still

Work, work, work
Watching the control screen
Making sure its working like a well oiled machine
I work, work, work

Every Friday I'm paid
Hope it's not delayed
Got bills to be paid

Work, work, work
No time for grief
Just waiting for my relief
I work, work, work

Got some vacation
Ready for some rest and relaxation

Work, work, work
Waited for so long
Hoping I didn't go wrong
With a company called Armstrong
I work, work, work

Some fold under pressure
Expectations so high that it's hard to measure

Work, work, work
Gerry is my foreman
He gave me this job
Thank God...
I get to work, work, work

by cRAYz

Goodbye

I marched along
To the sound of a drum

With clenched fists
The grief and sorrow I had to overcome

So much pain
Marching in this rain
The tears in my eyes
For a friend lives
And a friend dies

I reach the final resting place
and the last beat of the drum
No sounds but weeping
and my long deep sigh

The 21 shots rang out
I gave my salute
and said my last goodbye

by cRAYz

Our Military

Salute our military
For everything they do
They protect our country
And others too

Brave men and women
That perform so well
For their service and sacrifice
We never could tell

Thanks for your service
We love everything you do
For the Red, White and Blue.

by cRAYz

My Fiance

Here I am on break
Eating my lemon pound cake
It tastes great
On my coffee break

It's something that Gail had to bake
From scratch she did make
A little bit of lemon juice
A flavor you can never reproduce

She's my little baker
Cookie, cake and bread maker
My risk taker

She's my fiance
Who loves a latte
Instead of coffee

Together her and I
Stuck together like crazy glue
But one thing
We both know is true
We're here for each other
I really love you!

by cRAYz

My Brothers

For those of whom I fought with
and those I don't know your name,
we fought together,
you didn't die in vain.
We fought, you died,
I bled, and I cried,
even until our untimely end,
our country, our families, our brothers,
we shall defend,
May you always be my friend.

by cRAYz

Soldier Dad

I'm very small
I don't know much at all
I've learned to grow up so fast
So much future and not much past

I'm just eleven years old and often sad
I just want to hug my DAD
He protects us from far away
His life is in danger everyday

I see my mom cry
and ask why?
Her heart aches, but manages to smile
so we hold each other for awhile

I'm young, but very wise
But have come to realize
My soldier dad is brave and strong
I hope his deployment won't be long.

by cRAYz

Barkley

My best friend I could ever ask for,
The only one I can talk to.
You listen to everything I have to say
I'm really going to miss you someday.

Your growing old,
Cannot walk as fast,
Don't worry,
I won't forget our past.

The comfort you offer,
Except when you pissed on my shoe.
It's okay, we've all made mistakes,
I'm really going to miss you someday.

You love to play with your ball,
Chasing it down the hall,
You're the fastest of them all,
But you still go get the ball.
You bring it back every time
Morning, noon and night, anytime.

It's almost time to go,
Don't worry about me.
Just do it slow
It's time to be free.

I love you with all my heart
I don't want to be apart.
The best friend I've ever had
I'm really going to miss you someday.

I love you, I hope you never stray..


by cRAYz

Brother-In-Arms

In this far strange land
A place I call home
Lots of space to roam
In all this sand
My brother in arms

A life we had to live
everything to give
My brother in arms

My last day in this desert
In this sand, where I stand
I hope I never come back
To this barren land.
My brother in arms

Brothers I ate with
Fought with
Bled with
With my last breath
I'll stand by you
My brother in arms

We'll fight to the end
Just as we did before
we'll win this battle
Blood on our hands
Side by side
My brother in arms

Though I nearly died
I was never alone
You never deserted me
My brother in arms

It's a life we live
Until we do no more
Everyone has to die
My brother in arms

This war will never end
How much money must we spend?
The stakes are too high
How many more must die?

As we live our lives
Beyond and after
May we stand together
Forever as brothers in arms

by cRAYz

Desert Storm

President Bush set the date,
for the liberation of Kuwait.
Sadaam Hussein was on the run,
Desert Storm had begun.

No one paid attention
or tried to understand
The problems in the Middle East
that would soon be here at hand
Off to a foreign land
with all that sand

The sirens are wailing that creepy sound,
we all stop & drop to the ground
Scared with a racing pulse
waiting to hear that the warning is false.

Hearing a distant thud,
Feeling the tremor through the mud
Impacts we hear
Will the next be anywhere near?

The siren screams
Haunting my dreams

Standing tall, with my head held high
Hoping I would not die.

Death & destruction all around
Too much to view,
All the damage
and pain I went through
The images of such an ordeal
How are you supposed to feel?

Disruption of life,
Loneliness too.
Doing the job
I was sent there to do.

We must never forget
What we had to endure
I just hope there is a cure.

Surviving every attack,
Just to make it back,
without my name on the fallen Plaque
Get me out of Iraq..

We are constantly reminded that
the "Storm's" not over yet.

Our troops are thought so highly of
when they are called to war
But when it's all over
They're not remembered anymore.

No more of the sand
the heat and the wind
Desert Storm's finally at an end..


by cRAYz

Maroon Beret

I'm what others do not want to be
Seen the face of death,
Felt the cold of fear
Keep my heart near
Courage, Faith & Honor
The message is quite clear

To serve,
and save someone's life.
To pull them out of the fight
With all your might

My job wasn't evil,
Nor insane.
Just the opposite,
Saving lives in pain,
Was what i had to gain.

Wearing the maroon beret
Doing your best
No room for error
It puts you to the test
To always do your best

Hands steady as a rock,
To keep you from going into shock.
There with the precious blood
When others bleed in the mud.

To do this everyday
Risking your life for others
So they don't have to pay
Is what I did everyday.


by cRAYz

Boots In The Sand

Got my boots in the sand,
Not a worry in the world,
A M16 in my hand
I'm alive today, I'm alive today

Our C130 touched down just about 3 o'clock
And this war is on my mind
Ammo & camo danced in my head
As were headed for the front line

Armored Hummers are there own demise,
With roadside IED's in disguise

Time to deploy
Get to the convoy
Let's see what we can destroy

Hate this war i'm fighting in
Where do we begin?

Surrounded by sand
I'm not coming back to this barren land.
It's time to take a stand.

Got my boots in the sand,
Not a worry in the world,
A M16 in my hand
I'm alive today, I'm going home today


by cRAYz


Soldiers are

...courageous and strong
...who fight for right and wrong

…who live and die
…and silently cry

…they have nightmares and dreams
…and hear people scream

... soldiers who've been picked off the ground
... soldiers who've bled without a sound

...soldiers with flesh hanging wide
...soldiers with limbs torn from each side

...soldiers who stood tall in the heat
then crawled away from bombed-out streets

...soldiers who have been hurt
who lie there quietly in sand and dirt

...soldiers who dragged themselves away
then quivered in pain through night and day

...soldiers that are just names & tags
...soldiers sent home in body bags

…soldiers are

…people that we must remember
...all year-long and especially on the 11th of September

…they keep peace for you and me

…soldiers are
…the ones who live and die to stay free


by cRAYz


A Soldier Once

I was a Soldier once, large and strong,
I was a Soldier once, doing no wrong.
I was a Soldier once, fighting your war,
I was a Soldier once, hard to the core.

Old, tired, physically worn out,
With every move my muscles shout.
Writing, working, running about,
nothing to do but work and hang out.

I’m a B/T Engineer now, slowly getting fat,
Knowing where I should really be settling my hard hat.
This civilian life I live, is so deadly to me,
I should, again, be a soldier, that i’d like to be.

I was a Soldier once, Yes Sir, No Sir, anything you say Sir.
I was a Soldier once; it was the life I preferred.
I was a Soldier once, it was such a blur
I was a Soldier once, living the war were it occurred

Those that have never been one will never know.
The ones that put them down can basically go.
In this day and age, Soldiers protect our Freedom
In this day and age, everyone should be one.
I know this because,

I was a Soldier once, protecting you and yours.
I was a Soldier once, with back to back fighting tours.


by cRAYz


I Was A Soldier ..


When I was hurt and lost someone dear
I did go on because I was a soldier

When the going got tough with nothing to fear
I did go on because I was a soldier

When the faith felt small and doubts really bigger
I did go on because I was a soldier

When the sky was dark and nothing seemed near
I did go on because I was a soldier

When the wounds were hurting with no immediate cure
I did go on because I was a soldier

When the hopes were grim & nothing was clear
I did go on because I was a soldier

When storms came hard striking some fear
I did go on because I was a soldier

I fought & fought & I fought till the victory was sure
Yes, I could do it because I was a soldier



by cRAYz



A Soldier's Belief

I enlisted to serve my nation,
Peace and democracy I wanted to bolster,
I wanted to help create a new foundation
So, I put on a uniform, and I became a soldier.

But, there is a secret that we all might forget;
Whether it is by accident or by deliberate regret.
I don't want to be a hero,
I don't want to die,
I don't want to leave a widow,
Nor do I want a flag at half-mast in the sky.

When I felt my life was coming to an end,
Fighting back the tears in my eyes,
War and combat in my soul,
Out here on patrol

But, I will always think back at a soldiers only prize.
I will always remember the sadness and the cost;
At what was won,
and then what sadly was lost.

I just wanted to go home
I just wanted to defend and protect,
I wish to be remembered and not left unknown
I just want to forget and not to reflect.
A little respect, no neglect.
Some time to dissect
and reconnect.

by cRAYz



In A Soldier

There is discipline in a soldier
you can see it when he walks,

There is honor in a soldier
you hear it when he talks.

There is courage in a soldier
you can see it in his eyes,

There is loyalty in a soldier
that he will not compromise.

There is something in a soldier
that makes him stand apart,

There is strength in a soldier
that beats from his heart.

A soldier isn't a title any man
can be hired to do,
A soldier is the soul of that man
buried deep inside of you.

A soldier's job isn't finished after
an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A soldier is always a soldier
even while he sleeps.

A soldier serves his country first
and his life is left behind,
A soldier has to sacrifice what
comes first in a civilian's mind.

If you are civilian -
I am saying this to you.....
next time you see a soldier
remember what they do.

A soldier is the reason our land
is 'Home of the free',

A soldier is the one that is brave
protecting you and me.

If you are a soldier -
I am saying this to you.....
Thank god for every soldier
Thank god for what you do.


by cRAYz


What’s In A Soldier...

In a soldier...
Loyalty and strength you see.

In a soldier...
Discipline, bravery.

In a soldier...
A world that is free.

In a soldier..
Sacrifice, so the world can be free.

In a soldier...
No compromise.

In a soldier...
Courage in his eyes.

In a soldier...
A special bond.

In a soldier...
Iraq, Viet-Nam.

In a soldier...
Sad, drooped eyes.

In a soldier...
Pain, when a buddy dies.

In a soldier...
Terrible places.

In a soldier...
Tough, grim faces.

In a soldier...
Stories untold.

In a soldier...
Action makes him old.

In a soldier...
Dark, frightening nights.

In a soldier...
Missing his lovely wife.

In a soldier...
Memories of a decent life.

In a soldier...
Scars deep in the mind.

In a soldier...
An exploding mine.

In a soldier...
The thrill of leaving war.

In a soldier...
No more pains anymore.

In a soldier...
No more tears.

In a soldier...
Leaving war, after a long, trying year.


by cRAYz


A Soldiers Dream


A soldier is more than just a soldier,
He’s a human being.

Fighting overseas,
Sent to fight,
To please his commanders dreams.

When he gets older,
His dream is to stay alive.

As the years pass by,
Hopes and dreams are torn apart.

He is sent to the front line,
Running through the desert shrine,
While the enemy waits for some determined malign.

He stops and prays,
The enemy is moved by this,
So, he lets him flee.

Now the soldier is free
Free to live his own dreams…


by cRAYz

Combat Soldier

Many accept the name of soldier
Yet sit in the office with no fear, at the rear

Whilst the real soldier, the combat soldier,
Fighting the enemy, hand to hand, eye to eye.

Our uniforms dirty, faces weathered,
Hands rough, cut, and minds tethered.

I’ve seen death’s hand, reaching for me,
Some of my friends, I will never see.

Our weapons are scratched, and used,
Dragged into battle, they are all abused.

We seek refuge, in the wire,
Many of us spend the operation in its entire.
Hoping someday to retire.

The combat soldier gets a short rest,
Confined by our bulky flak vest.

For days we are in a crosshair,
Terrorist seeking us, death they declare.

Combat soldier, many missions I did fulfill,
Many friends I lost, forever still.

No esteem or awards will I receive,
Those with rank, medals you will receive.

Though the combat soldier defends the post,
We’re treated like the lowest,almost as a ghost.

The soldier and combat soldier, aren’t the same,
The only thing the same are in their name…


by cRAYz


Soldier On…Wayward Son…


My life’s been full of regrets from the past,
But I stand tall and continue to last.
I will not give up at the fight of the day,
Soldier on I must…and pave the way.

I have turned a new page in my life,
In this journey called living.
Soldier on I must and never stop giving.
I share my stories and continue to pray,
and ask the Lord to show me and say…
Soldier on my child…and I will carry you all the way..


by cRAYz


Death in War


Death visits the front line
Death is on no ones side
Death does not care who or why
Death visits on your side of the front line
Death does not care who or why
Death will take a soul like a soldier takes a life
Death does not care who or why
Death has no regret, not like a soldier, who has regret
Death does not care who or why
The soldier says to the life he has taken
“Sorry for what I’ve done.”
The soldier says “What have I done?”
The soldier cares who or why
Who takes the blame at the end of the day?
The soldier who cares who or why
Or death who does not care who or why…


by cRAYz


Terms of War

I’ve been to war twice,
It’s not pretty or nice.

Putting the uniform on,
It symbolizes brawn.

Carrying all your gear and weapons,
Never knowing when your services beckons.

Keeping yourself and fellow soldiers alive,
You must fight to survive.

Blood will shed,
Bodies laying around everywhere, all dead.

At war no one wins,
For God says “Thou Shall Not Kill”

Countries send soldiers to fight,
Whether it’s wrong or right.

The pain and sorrow,
Wondering will there be a tomorrow.

Soldiers put their lives on the line,
Hoping not to step on a land mine.

At times we must kill
It’s enough to make you ill.

Freedom is not free,
For you and me.

Doing whatever it takes
Without any mistakes.

We’re fighting for you
A soldier does what a soldier needs to do

To give freedom to YOU…..


by cRAYz


Brave Soldier

The brave soldier,
Patriotic as can be.

The brave soldier,
Don’t stop fighting for me.

The brave soldier,
So much strength.

The brave soldier,
Don’t die on me.

The brave soldier,
We all love you so much.

The brave soldier,
We all miss you dearly.

The brave soldier,
Come home to me,
The place you should be….


by cRAYz

The Soldiers Life...

A baby is born on Tuesday,
Soldiers dying in Iraq today.
People with there hot Starbuck's lattes
Soldiers chasing their fears away.
Children playing, running around,
Soldiers dying on the battleground.
Stars fill the skyat night,
Soldiers fighting, shooting on sight.
People on the beach getting a tan,
Soldiers fought in Viet-Nam.
Teens drinking soda, eating apple pie,
Soldiers are young, not wanting to die.
Couples up on lovers lane,
Soldiers fight in the heat, wanting it to rain.
Lovers take in a show,
Soldiers in Korea, froze in the snow.
Families shop for food at the grocery store,
Soldiers fighting a year in this war.
Surfers looking for the perfect wave,
Soldiers buried in an unmarked grave.
People talking on their cell phones,
Soldiers wounded in a battlezone.
Priests bury soldiers where they die,
Parents never understand why!

by cRAYz

Thing

Off to outer space
The spaceship I did drive
Hoping to stay alive
Something bad came my way
My life changed that very day
Straight into the hands of fate
From the radiation I would mutate
This body of Rock
Would put me into shock
Through & through
Not knowing what to do
Fighting crime
Is what i do all the time.
My name is Ben Grimm
From Manhatten’s lower East side
7135 Yancy St. thats where I reside
A test pilot was he
one of the best the Air Force did see
Someone I would like to be.

by cRAYz

(un)Military

I came home a different person
Somewhat like an orphan

The battlefields I did see
A lot of bad things inside of me

I'm still living
Never forgetting, but somehow forgiving
For the others misgivings
And the lives that had been given

The silence has begun
No rattles of any machinegun
Exploding shells
The awful smells

I dream of a human race
Where we can embrace
With love every place
And a smile on everyones face

Where the outbreak of war
Exists no more

by cRAYz

Afraid

Afraid of nightmare sounds...
the barks of a distant hound
Afraid of the oceans...
the creatures in its motions
Afraid of the future...
of what it holds for me
Afraid of being alone...
unsure of the unknown
Afraid of death...
of taking my last breath
Afraid of silence...
without ideals or violence
Afraid of love...
not being worthy of
Afraid of the Lord I'm not...
my savior, I've got
I've never forgot
or given it much thought
He's my last shot
To get to that Heavenly spot....

by cRAYz

Unknown

I'm at the end of the hallway
A sense of coldness all around
I feel my heart beat
The blood rushing through me

Under your bed
The fears inside your head
Is a monster there
Should I beware
Lurking through the darkness
Destroying all my confidence

Where's the light
Can't find the switch
Reaching into the darkness
into the UNKNOWN...

by cRAYz

Does Anyone Care ?

Does anyone care...
if your happy today
Does anyone care...
if your day is cheerful and bright
Does anyone care...
if your feeling okay
Does anyone care...
if everything is going right

So in a warmhearted way
It's time to have a perfect day
There is someone out there
Who cares about you!
And has something good to say
to brighten your day.

by cRAYz

My Zone

I knew I wouldn't fail
Because I didn't want to go to jail

To do the things I'd never done before
I paced the floor
To finally make it through the door

It didn't matter much
I didn't care for scuba diving and such
I was busy inside my zone
I longed for something of my own

I watched others win
It was time for my change to begin
My new strength, I'd never felt before
kissed my fear goodbye, closed and locked the door

It was time to venture out
I had no doubt

Words of praise can make your dreams come true
Success is there for you!

by cRAYz

Friends

I've got your back
If you have mine

When you hurt
I cry
Makes me wanna die

We vowed never to fight
Doesn't matter who's wrong or right

If our friendship needs a mend
I'm there til the bitter end

Never mind your fears
throughout the years
I'll wipe away your tears

Hand in hand
Upon this beautiful land
This friendship is grand
It's what we had always planned

by cRAYz

Sorrows

Wait for nothing and nothing shows up
Sorrows are all I find
Putting me in a bind

The memories begin to fly
Hoping I don't die

I see the bright light before me
Hoping its not over for me

Its shining upon my face
O' what a dreadful place

Wake up from this nightmare
I know someone has to care
Pinch me, pinch me, if you dare
I hope I never end up there.

by cRAYz

Smiles

Smiling, I do it not just once...
Things aren't that bad
Sharing with someone else
It's not that bad
Smiling shouldn't make you sad
A shimmer of hope
Is what I had

My heart grows light
There's not a cloud in sight
Longing for something more
Going to the open door
You need to love a little more
Thats what we are here for
Stop the war
And smile a little more.

by cRAYz

Murder It Is...

Taking away a life
With the aid of a knife

It is murder

Pulling the trigger on a gun
Seeing what you have done

It is murder

Feeding someone pills
Later, finding out it kills

It is murder

The life is gone
Not able to cling on
Should I go any further

It is murder

Either caused by a fling
Using ropes or a string
Your hands can only bring
Death grips around a neck, like a ring

Killed by suffocation
Condemned with abomination
Deliberate termination

It is murder

There is no mistake,
So please be careful
Asleep or awake!
Murder is awful
and unlawful.

by cRAYz

“Crazy”

Is it just me
Or am I just crazy

Where did I go
That I don’t know

Alone in the darkness
Stop this madness

Crying tears
My eyes never clear

No hope
I’m at the end of my rope

No faith
Something I can't take

No happiness
Only sadness

No love
Only from above

No life
Just give me a knife

Am I crazy?
No, I’m cRAYz….

by cRAYz


Fun

Fun keeps you young;
Laughter keeps you bright.

When you get to that age
Just turn the page

When a mid life crisis looms
Who cares what everyone assumes

Go out and act like a kid again.

Who cares what the neighbors might say
They're crazy anyway.

Change your hair color
Grow it to your collar

Change your style
Put on a happy smile

Put some spring in your step
Give yourself some pep

Who cares what the neighbors might say
They're crazy anyway

Go dancing at the hall
Let loose, but don’t fall

Smile, even if there’s nobody around
Run, until you’re nowhere to be found

Who cares what the neighbors might say
You are more than crazy than they anyway..

by cRAYz

Smokin'

I blew the smoke as a cloud
In the air it did remain,
Creeping above the unnoticed crowd,
My lungs collapsed in searing pain.

Full of soot and black with tar,
Coughing to get my chest to clear;
Surprised my lungs had got this far
All those years of toxic air.

Puff away, my motto cries
Have another cigarette
Before another smoker dies

I don’t want to think about my last cigarette
Blowing out the white silhouette
Not wanting to die just yet.

So I’ll have a drink and a cigarette
Trying to forget
And thinking about new regrets.

by cRAYz


A Soldiers Price...

The words from a soldier,
After the 21 gun salute
" Mama your son is a hero. You should be proud."
As he handed the folded American flag to her.
For her to have and to hold.
Laid against her chest, she broke down in tears.
Holding it tight, knowing he was going to be alright.
Trying to make him breathe again
Her heart barely beat, as she came to her feet.

The American flag was used to take her 19 yr.old son away
To fight a war far away
He came home in peace
Working with the Military Police.
He's here to stay where he lay
But could have came back in something
Other than a flag draped coffin.


by cRAYz


A Soldiers Rush

We don't have super powers
We are not made out of steel
We cannot leap over telephone towers
A bullet wound we would feel

A cape we do not own
And a mask we do not wear
All over the world we are known
Though our breed is very rare

We do not have angels wings
And from heaven we did not come
We came not from a line of kings
And miracles we have not done

 Super heroes we are not
No powers do we possess
For we are just normal men
Soldiers and nothing less

We are American soldiers fighting
Not super heroes indeed
We are high on adrenaline
Hoping not to bleed
To fight for what we need

by cRAYz

The Beast

Murdered out FX4 Super Crew
Black is the color
There is no other

Nothing beats
The leather heated seats

6 inch lift kit
Is a hit, I admit

4 wheel drive
To keep me alive

With the light bar
I can see far

To get you aboard
It has power running boards

35 inch  Cooper tire
Is what I admire

A big deal
Is the 20 inch Moto Metal wheel

3.5 liter
Which is no beater

Getting me in the right direction
Is the navigation

Has some git up and go
With its twin turbo

Projection headlights
To get you through the nights

A tonneau cover
To store things under

21 mpg highway
Is okay, I must say

It's the Beast
From the Southeast


by cRAYz


Help Me...

Help me when my faith... isn't faithful
Help me when my strength... isn't strong
Help me when my peace... isn't peaceful
Help me when my right.. isn't wrong

Help me with my patience... when my patience isn't here
Help me with your wisdom... when the answers aren't so clear
Help me with your presence... when im feeling lost and lonely
Help me with your spirit... cause you are my one and only


by cRAYz

Honor Our Soldiers...


Always honor our soldiers
The present, future, and past
Because, without their services
Our country couldn't last

Always honor our soldiers
Punish the ones who burn our flag
It means so much more to us
Than just an ordinary rag!!

Always honor our soldiers
Shake their hands when you can
Let them know you honor their stand

Always honor our soldiers
Even those that already gave
Stop and visit their graves

Always honor our soldiers
In our future as well
There will always be wars
There's no way to tell

Always honor our soldiers
They serve us well
Because wars here on Earth
Are like living in Hell !!!


by cRAYz


Hurt & Pain

With hurt and pain
There's a lot to gain
Peace and love
Should be the same
With confusion and doubt
We're not without
As we weep, we cry
As we plead, we try
As we laugh, we smile
Hurting by one last trial
There are lessons in life
So learn them well
Maybe, someday
You'll be telling it's tale


by cRAYz


Memories Of A Soldier...

Gone are the days of glory
Never felt so sorry
I came back with my life
Home to my wife
Protecting my nation with pride
Keeping my mind and eyes open wide
The sacrifice was never so grand
To live or die for my motherland
The boundaries between nations
Should spread love in our imaginations
Wars and clashes will be put to the test
Our soldiers should not be laid to rest
Each day was a blessing
Some where depressing
The day finally came
when we won this deadly game
With each drop of blood spilled
And family members who was killed
Memories of good friends
Left are the rare smiles from the photo lens
Gone are the days of glory
I've never felt so sorry.


by cRAYz


My Angel


I have the love of a angel,
her smile is brighter than the sun,
her eyes sparkle more than any star,
her kiss is sweeter than any candy bar
she's better by far...
her love for me is stronger than any drug,
she has the tightest hug...
my dreams of her could never compare
with that lovely flowing blonde hair...
her precious kiss,
that I would miss...
for me my angel is a dream come true,
that I already knew...
my love for her will last forever,
the greatest endeavor...
I worship the times we spend together,
no matter the weather...
I hold her  dear to my heart,
hoping we will never fall apart...
until I see her again,
when I look at the moon and say
I love you my angel,
I'm glad my dream came true!


by cRAYz


My First Love

How do we learn to Love,
the way simple lovers do.
I thought it was impossible.
I found myself in love with you.
Now I know exactly what love truly can do
and you are my reason why;
I let you in my soul . . .
you promised never to lie.
I learned to cherish and trust you,
In ways I never had before.
if anything were ever to happen,
I would love you more.
my feelings for you grew along the way,
in the end it remains still true -
I found My love in life.
(Just like you always knew. )
you told me once, and told me twice,
how beautiful love could be.
never realized it was me,
you was speaking of
You have given me all your love,
it takes my sadness away.
my endless loyalty
Is so joyfully.
my love in life.
I will never forget.
You are the Love of my Life,
This I knew from the moment we met.


by cRAYz


My Masks

She always smiles, I cry
She is always outgoing, I am shy
She loves me so, I am alone
She is so amazing, I am unknown
She is very beautiful, I am a hobo
She is always happy, I'm so sad
My masks are perfect
She hides me well.


by cRAYz


Online


I'm online
and your always there
typing my love for you
on the computer screen
you'll never know
what you mean
people say it's crazy
but I don't really care
they tell me to beware
of things we have shared
all the things you've said about me
feels like you were here
always with an open heart, and an open ear
always wished you were near
I wondered If you truly care
but when I turn on my computer
your always there!


by cRAYz


Our Military Colors

Green is our uniforms
Fighting for our country
Carrying M-16's
We are the Army

Ships are our homes
Sailors we are
The color we wear, the color blue
The Navy, we are strong and true

Engineers
Flying above, seeing all
We are the Air Force
Never shall we fall

Tough we are
Put to the test
We are Marines
Not like the rest

We all fight for our country
As one
Til the job is done

by cRAYz


Questions From A Soldier

When I Leave....
will you remember my name?

When I Leave....
will things be the same?

When I Leave....
will you still love me, or will you love another?

When I Leave....
will you understand why I fight?

When I Leave....
will you write to me every night?

If I Die....
remember my name.

If I Die....
remember our memories.

When I Return....
I hope things are the same.

When I Return....
I hope you will be waiting for me.

When I Return....
I hope it's not in a coffin.

When I Return....
I hope you remember what  I sacrificed.

When I Return....
I hope I will be the same!!!!


by cRAYz


That Special Place


There's always that special place in life,
That needs my wisdom and skill,
The job I'm meant to do,
No one but me can fulfill.

It's very demanding,
The pay is not very good
I wouldn't risk it for a moment
Even if I could.

There's always that special place in life,
Goals I must attain,
Dreams to follow,
I won't be back again.

There's a legacy I must leave,
However small it seems to be,
There's people who follow after me.

There's that special place in life,
I only can share,
The path with my name.

Waiting for me somewhere
A/n outreached hand that I must hold,
So many things I gotta say,
Smiles I must give
As I'm wiping my tears away.

There's that special place in life,
With many things to fulfill,
Where all flowers grow
Up on that lonely hill,
Waiting for tomorrow,
Shouldn't have to be,
Living alone in this world,
There's gotta be a place for me!


by cRAYz


Unseen...

I'm trapped in a cage..
no one sees it..not even me..
I don't know what it's made of..
I don't even know where it came from..
but I feel it..it's all around me..
it's full of strength..
it forbids me to move freely..
it seperates me from you..
it strangles my thoughts..
I'm robbed..
but I don't know what was taken..
I'm in a place..
but I don't know where I'm heading..
nor do I know how I got there..
or who brought me there..
I know I've been through a lot..
but my memories are scattered about..
it is consuming me little by little..
I can't stay but I can't go..
I'm trapped but no one see it..
Not even you...


by cRAYz


What I Need...


Your hope in my heart, is what I treasure
Your name on my tongue, is like sweet chocolate candy
My finest days, are the ones I spend with You...
I can't live in this world, without being with You...
How can I endure the afterlife
With You no longer my wife
This is strange I must say
So let us pray
Your all I need everyday..


by cRAYz


What Is War.....

War is...
Destructive
Gruesome
Cold and Heartless
Unforgiving
Evil
Brutal
Cruel and Twisted
Death
Pain
War makes us...
Aware
Scared
Fear
Cry
Hate
Kill
Wars don't end
War is always here
They last for years


by cRAYz


Yesterday

I cannot remember Yesterday,
She went away.
I asked her what the trouble was,
She would not say;
Just looked at me with a cool kind of conviction,
Wishing things were different,
As she slowly walked away.

Oh! How today bores me!
I can read her mind!
Certainly don't have yesterday's charm.
She told me straightforwardly
Oh! she loved me so!
But I told her that it was time to go.

Now, Tomorrow has a sacred face,
She sneaks and sneaks around.
When I wish to never see her trace
She lingers for a mile.
She whispers sad tales of mediocrity,
But sometimes makes me dream.

Oh! Where are you Yesterday?
I'm holding out for you.
There's nothing I want more than
You, Yesterday.
All I want is you.
Today and tomorrow...


by cRAYz


Life Lessons

life lessons
run through our lives

making their way
through our veins
into our brains

flooding our bodies
giving us remnants of yesterday

rushing towards our toes
and to where no one knows

sifting through the sands
with our hands

waves running onto the shore
where sand castles are no more

on they go
at a steady flow

winding there way
to there final gateway.


by cRAYz


The Young Boys

When you send the young boys away
Off to a foreign land
Fighting in a war they don't understand
When they come back
They're a grown man

They're not okay
They're not all right
They're in a dark place
They just want to fight

The governments and media
Spreading their pack of lies
They never tell the truth
All they tell is lies

I see it with my own eyes
They're wide open
For every now and then
There's no use coping

The memories
Instilled in my mind
The boy they knew
They'll never find
He was left behind
Now I have peace of mind


by cRAYz


Goodbye

I'm writing this poem, here where I lay,
The sunshine is gone, I only see gray.
Wish I had more time,
I'm only in my twenties, I'm still in my prime.

I only have a minute or two,
My body is numb, my face is turning blue.
So sorry, I tried to do my best,
My life is leaving, through this hole in my chest.

It happened sudden and fast,
I smile, as I look at the past.
Please don't mourn or cry,
I'll look down, after I die
And say my final goodbye..

by cRAYz


Emotions

Expressing the emotions we feel,
We're expected to block and conceal.
We need to be heard, we need to speak,
If we do, they will think we are weak.

Frightened and scared,
Death, we are not prepared.
We crawl, aim, shoot and kill,
We feel the loss, we feel the chill.

No fame or glory,
To save us from this story.
Fighting for days, for a few feet,
Remaining strong to avoid defeat.

So many different types of noise,
Not from children or their toys.
Hearing a grown man cry,
So much sorrow in every eye.

Seeing a child, and a grieving wife
Please stop me, from taking another life.
There seems to be a reason, always a cause,
I'll be next, if I ponder and pause.

by cRAYz





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Holby.City.S20E46.HDTV.x264-MTB[ettv]
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The.Predator.2018.Cropped.HC.HDRip.XViD.AC3-ETRG
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Mile.22.2018.1080p.BluRay.X264-AMIABLE[EtHD]
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by EtHD in Movies > Highres Movies
6.66 GB 8 11 2 hrs ago
Eastenders 13th Nov 2018 1080p (Deep61) [WWRG]
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by Deep61 in TV > HD
605.64 MB 4 0 2 hrs ago
Emmerdale 13th Nov 2018 1080p (Deep61) [WWRG]
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Jimmy.Fallon.2018.11.12.Jamie.Foxx.WEB.x264-TBS[ettv]
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