Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remembering The Fighting Military Men

This is what I wrote this morning, few minutes ago to mark the occasion of Memorial Day in the U S for the U S Military:
The Fighting Men

by Gloria Poole

The fighting men

who fought;

some died.

Others left body parts

on foreign soil.

With weapon in hand;

and courage in heart,

they face the enemy,

sometimes eye to eye;

sometimes not.

At times, a rustling noise,

or the whizzzzz of a grenade

flying through the air with pin pulled

are the first clues

of enemy approach.

They put their lives on the line.

At their duty stations,

they are sitting ducks.

and on their walkabout patrols.

The enemy watches too.

Watches for a lapse

in faithfulness, or

a split second in time

when the path is clear

to lob a grenade;

or put the X sight on the heart or head

of the watchman.

What does fear taste like?

A metallic dry mouth, so I am told.

What does fear smell like?

The smells of the battle:

of blood,smoke,fire,dirt,dust;

sometimes rain.

The fighting men;

who volunteer

for the life changing event

of U S Military,

are men.

Not wimps.

Not sissies.

Not cry babies.

Not mama's boys.

but men.

Men,

who know that somebody's life

might depend on them.

That maybe a whole lot of nobodys' lives

depend on them.

Men.

Men who learn

a super diligence

to watch every movement;

assess the land quickly,

with an eye for an escape,

and a back up plan,

if the first plan fails.

Men, who know they

must have backbones

like a steel beam.

Men who learn that when confronted

with enemy combatant, they must not blink.

They know they may have only one

chance to save their own lives.

Men, who know they cannot risk

the idle mind, or the wayward thoughts;

or the distractions of

sound making devices;

or chatter.

Men, who know that every day

could be their last on earth;

that their next breath

could produce blood;

that they could slip into eternity

via assassin's bullet.

The fighting men,

who with their lives

secure the freedoms;

and underwrite the cause

of the land of the free

and the home of the brave.

We, the people,

of the United States,

owe them a debt

that cannot be paid,

with mere money or perqs;

but requires the heart

of the nation,

covering them with prayer.

Making intercession to THE ALMIGHTY,

pleading for the innocent

before GOD,

the maker of all,

on bended knees.

The Memorial day

when wreaths are laid;

and speeches are given;

and fly-pasts occur;

to set aside a time

to remember, to thank,

to adulate;

the fighting men.

This is my tribute of praise

to the fighting men

around the world;

who daily recommit

to the nation;

to the First Amendment;

to civil liberties to live,

speak,protest;

that which is immoral;

and injustice.

I salute you,

fighting men of the U S A.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

G8,G1,GP

I read voraciously & write that way also. In the news is article about the "G8" nations meeting to discuss the world. If I remember correctly the nations are: US, UK,Canada, Germany,Italy,Japan,Russia & France. They are discussing what to do next, in the U S @ Camp David in the Maryland woods. I am praying that somehow by the grace of GOD they arrive at some common sense solutions to end abortion , end depopulation of the world, stop selling weapons abroad, and encourage liberty. Of course, they would have to eject Obama from the group to accomplish any of those goals,but that's my plan for the world. Ok, then the "G1" : remember when Google's 1st phone it was selling on its website was the G1? And everyone thought it was a no-go? But then it boomeranged back and was renamed sort of to the Galaxy and took off like a rocket? I love Google and always have; and they are good to me. They are my go-to guys for internet anything almost. I have a love/hate affair with Apple; loving them when their products WORK and hating them when they don't. And I have written a ton of comments on my twitter accounts about why I do not trust Facebook, and don't advise anyone to buy their stock. You can read my twitter accts at: https://twitter.com/gloriapoole & several other twitter accts. About the "GP" in title: that's me. My real initials of my real name :Gloria Poole; but for about 15 yrs I wrote my name exclusively on web as gloriapoole. I still do obviously but not exclusively that way, and not on as many sites. I could not guarantee either the quality, safety, or effectiveness of the websites I had up. One particular company I was paying for hosting sites for me was putting up ads for themselves using my name. Another was using my website as a front for other sorts of activities which I did not approve of and did not appreciate them using my name as a cover for. And another pumped up my monthly fees to ridiculous levels making more than their usual profit off me. I realized suddenly that it was not worth the nightmare it had become. I am painting lots of new paintings with all the extra time I have of not trying to build a company from nothing. Everything I had built up on the internet from 2003-2008 was destroyed by criminals using info they stole from me,as they tried to steal my domains and websites because they thought I was making money from them. I was very sad at first but then realized I like a lot of people were fooled that the internet was a "safe" place to do business. It has low barriers to entry and I thought it was do-able; and I spent a mint trying, plus YEARS of my own efforts at creating, writing, building websites, maintaining them etc. If I had not unwittingly married a con-man criminal in 2002 it might have turned out better. But I am divorced now twice; and the internet is not the lure to me it was before. I spent too many years, too much of my own money, and put too many hours of my life in it, and got nothing back, to ever consider it as a viable way to make a living. I am trying to get to point that I can afford a physical gallery for my paintings in oils, acrylics, watercolors,and my sketches and drawings in acrylics, inks, charcoals ,goauche,tempera, --all artist's visual mediums. Anyway, I am staying busy to my tolerance. Gloria Poole; @my apt in Missouri; 4:17pm;19-May-2012; Update at 4:28pm: I am NOT on Facebook. I receive notices to my email that someone is impersonating me [using my name] on Facebook ,but I have never created a Facebook page; and do not intend too. I do not trust Facebook for many reasons particularly that they send notices to me about my Facebook account that does not exist and that they put about a dozen tracking cookies on my computer last year. Update again: I also do not have a Pinterest page since they own the copyright to what is posted. Someone on Pinterest is using my name of Gloria Poole, however. So don't be deceived.