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Sky Etchings

Consider this please, when you gaze in awe to the sky
Those fireworks that burst and boom, remind Vets of a time to die

Each Colorful rocket glares fear and adrenaline recalls
Signaling helps from artillery for unseen enemy walls

Deadly consequences in memories of bloody warzones
While fire burns in the sky, soldiers’ unsung soul does intone

Celebrating battles triumphant, honoring tools that kill
While those who sacrificed and lived – defy ‘wars’ will

Soldiers who’ve fought for peace are betrayed with each firework blast
With a slap from our hands and sensory shocks of the past.

tkrosevear 7/08

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Working with many Veteran’s of several eras of war with PTSD is what inspired these words…

Travelled many destinations to find my path, finding WISDOM by merging knowledge with each transformation ~ creating a magical union of LOVE, PEACE & JOY as much as possible…within my being a creative flowing like the rivers’ waters of life…

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 5 years ago

    Nice tribute Tammy, sad but nice.

  • thanks so much Rosalie, it is sad we don’t think about it this way ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • mrscarlotta
    mrscarlottaover 5 years ago

    Very powerful writing Sis, where you been? so good to see you again gorgeous xxxxxxx

  • thanks so much my gorgeous sis ~ vickie/coppertrees has been here the past 2 weeks, so been playing with her and having a blast!!! good to be back ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Great writing and very poignient, we have a friend who suffers , what we see as a fun thing must be hell on earth for them xx

  • thanks so much Trudi, a different side to ‘remembering’…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    A touching piece..written so beautifully!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • thanks Sally, love to you sis ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 5 years ago

    In reply to my soul sister.
    But with the color in the night,
    comes a burst from the past
    To remind us of our freedom
    and to give us a blast.
    But do not forget
    that the future is ours
    So to survive in this world
    we must grow the trees and the flowers.
    For without what I have mentioned
    the future is dead
    For ’tis oxygen we need
    so please listen to what I have said.
    The future is nigh
    so to live in the past
    means to be raising the flag
    to fly at half mast………………. Humanity must survive.
    LD. May 09.

  • such balancing in your words my sweet brother…;) love ya xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    wow well done, never thought about it this way, dawnx

  • thank you Dawn, funny the things we take for granted, eh? xoxoxo

    – tkrosevear

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...over 5 years ago

    wow TK i had no idea. I am going to do some research about this, thank you xx

  • thanks Christopher, PTSD is not exclusive to vets, however this is one tribute that needs to be addressed…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 5 years ago

    oh, so thoughtful!! i have never stopped to consider anything other than the display in the sky but next time, i will stop and think!!!
    Fabulous lyrical work!

  • thanks Marion, took me a long time to realize these effects…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • liesbeth
    liesbethover 5 years ago

    This is the one of the reasons it is good to share experiences with others…we can learn to see with other eyes and understand not everything is as we see it..
    nice to see you again tammy xx

  • thanks and hello my dear sister ~ missed ya ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    Marvellous TK! xo

  • thanks so much Ushna ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

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