• August 28, 2019 at 7:01 am #13059
      Avatarskyinkansas
      Participant

      Etched Deep

    • August 28, 2019 at 2:17 pm #13066
      Avatarskyinkansas
      Participant

      August 2019
      I went on the ride, for one day, in May 2017.
      It was meaningful and epic being part of something far bigger than one person, even as each person makes the whole.
      Somewhere in Missouri, a group of children were handing out rocks to the riders.  They spent much time painting the rocks red, white, and blue.  Mine was red with blue swirls.
      This is the poem that came through me.
      Salute to all,
      Sky Westerlund

      Etched Deep

      Motorcycles roaring
      worn leather jackets
      patches and pins
      doo-rags and helmets
      rings and fingerless gloves
      tough guys aren’t so tough
      riding for those who cannot

      run, run for the wall
      live, live for the ride
      here, here for the lost
      run, run for the wall

      never again, no one left behind
      still coming home
      they were 18, 19, or 20, and now
      65, 70, or 75
      hand to their heart
      riding for those who cannot

      run, run for the wall
      live, live for the ride
      here, here for the lost
      run, run for the wall

      kickstands up early, into the wind
      through deserts, mountains
      plains and valleys
      cities and small towns
      Saluted by children waving the flag
      “this is for you” a rock painted red, white, and blue
      riding for those who cannot

      run, run for the wall
      live, live for the ride
      here, here for the lost
      run, run for the wall

      As far as one can see
      a couple thousand, two by two
      heading east to The Wall in DC
      the black granite headstone
      fifty eight thousand three hundred twenty
      hallowed ground to remember
      old soldiers on a new mission
      riding for those who cannot

      run, run for the wall
      live, live for the ride
      here, here for the lost
      run, run for the wall

      welcome, welcome home
      welcome, welcome home
      welcome, welcome home
      welcome old soldier

    • September 28, 2019 at 8:44 am #13384
      PelicanPelican
      Participant

      Well done, SKYINKANSAS,……… WELL DONE…….

      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

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