Friday, April 23, 2010

spring ahead...usin our imaginations...

I imagine...

an editing collective...

a giant exhibit of veterans visual artwork...

jam sessions, singing and making songs...

Warrior Writers Summer Retreat – West Coast – 1st week of August, 1-8...

Warrior Writers Shwag (t-shirts, stickers, pins)...

Warrior Writers Fundraisers this summer – for the retreat...

Veterans writing in all kinds of magazines and newsletters and journals...

get in touch with each other/us/you/we/they/all...we gonna make it happen!

lets do it!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

These Boots

This is a work in progress. For some odd reason-when I'm in spanish class I start scribbling about these boots-my boots-ur boots. Any suggestions are welcome-and constructive crit too!

These boots were never comfortable
and they always meant work.
I must have been crazy to want a pair
so desperately.
Little did I know-
they would change my life forever.
I loved my boots though.
Took great pride in the fabulous shine.
Tramped all over South Korea.
That sure was a good time,
yet lots of training-I was glad to leave
They've been everywhere man.
Georgia was the next stop.
These boots.
These boots are tan;
stained with the sandy dirt, sewage, and blood.
Not my blood.
That sentence makes me smile.
Not a smile energized with happiness,
rather gratefulness-for it wasn't me.
These boots have walked upon the Holy Land.
But I couldn't find anything holy about it.
These boots have become a part of me.
I have grown comfortable in these boots,
and they comfort me.
These boots carry me from place to place.
These boots have a story.
One they'll never tell.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thoughts from Philly Retreat

Here are the haikus that I had written down but never posted. Enjoy!

Standing on my box
looking at my enemy
smash the mirror please

Energy passes
from one of us to the next
as if one big breath

Love is warm and kind
thinking of you all the time
your hand rests in mine

Thanks for the healing
you have put my mind at ease
calming my bad energy

Tired of this war
tired of this fight for oil
must rally for PEACE

Monday, April 5, 2010

Help Wanted

Independently open minded,
yet highly stereotyped.
Typically loud, but keeps
secret better than anyone.
A foggy window,
yet an open book.
lonely at times.

Friday, April 2, 2010

March Madness

And that it was! March was a tough month for me, which is why I never posted the haikus written in my notebook, nor did I write a single thing that wasn't asked of me at school. Depression, weeks of it, sleepless nights, and reclusiveness. We must learn to not hide or barracade ourselves during times like these. This, I have learned.

I have found strength within the good friends I surrounded myself with and have gotten myself the help I need to continue healing. I will definitely be posting this month.......stay tuned for future blogs! LOL