Heartbreak and Hope

My brothers, National Guard Helicopter Crew Chiefs

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Echoing still through my soul

The rifle salute

It’s final

A family never again whole


I taught him how

To ride a bike

I gave him baths

When just a tyke


As an infant

Often sick

ER trips

And needle sticks


My heart still breaks

And I grieve him still

As years go by

The hole won’t fill


He was my first

Child to mother

This my friend

My baby brother


Safe in the arms of Jesus

The song is true

And hope is mine

I will see you


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yolanda yvette 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Blessed be the God who gives us such hope. And blessed be you all your days. Peace and love to you and yours.


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U Neek 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thank you for reading and thanks for the sweet blessing.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

This poem is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing it. God bless you and your family.


U Neek 6 years ago

Thank you, Pamela99, and my God bless you and yours.


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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

It seems you have also seen heartache. God Bless You ... and your family.


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U Neek 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

And God bless you, Seakay. There is a strength that comes from sharing. I pray that you have reason to hope even through your heartache.


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dags the drover 6 years ago from still lost in Western Australia

Some one once said.. "don't trust faith pre pain" (I just forget who that was at the minute, but it will come back to me) however I suspect you know the truth of that. It is the deep stuff that really matters eh!

Bless you U Neek

Dags the Drover


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U Neek 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

"Don't trust faith pre-pain." Profound. Thanks Dags and many blessings to you.

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