Monday, May 28, 2007

One Deep Breath - "Common Ground"


I remember my freedom's have come at a great cost. This is in honor of papa Jack, a Marine who survived on the Yorktown when it sank. My uncle Bobby who died at 18 in Vietnam from friendly fire and my dad Pat, who was a cook in the Navy.
May our boy's fighting come home soon.

28 comments:

Becca said...

Amen to that, Tammy.

After eons and eons of war, you would think we could have evolved beyond the need for violence to resolve problems.

Your haiku says it all - politics aside, we all suffer.

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes, war affects us all.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Thanks to you and your family for their service.

Rose

xo

Pam said...

Amen, my very dear friend.

Your poem on the senses touched me so, right to my core.

I love you.

Jone said...

So true. What a tribute to your loved ones. Thanks for the encouraging words.

quietpaths said...

Oh, so very true.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Beautiful, Tammy- we have so many to thank and sadly, so many to miss...
I am sorry about your Uncle Bobby- my brother was in Viet Nam, too- he made it out alive but a changed man all the same...
xo

pepektheassassin said...

GReat Memorial Day post! Thanks!

Jolene said...

This is getting so difficult, as my cousin Jared left last month for Afghanistan I can really feel the effects of war in a way I never did. I hope it ends soon. We are lucky to have so many brave soldiers in this country.

get zapped said...

This is a great honoring of those who have served...

Star said...

A very humbling "common ground"

Sandy said...

Oh, God yes, Tammy. I agree with this. The same with my family.

Plain Foolish said...

Amen. My dad just returned from deployment, and still I'm praying for the ones being sent.

Kim G. said...

Thanks for the tribute. They are brave men and women and we are so thankful for their sacrifice.

Clare said...

Hi Tammy -- this is so true. Your haiku is powerful and says it all.

daisies said...

very powerful and a wonderful tribute ... xox

Clockworkchris said...

You know how to pick an idea from a prompt-WOW, very well done. We do all understand the cost of war.

megan said...

Tammy...touching expression of a sad truth. Listened to a series of personal essays on NPR yesterday, written & read by people who have been in wars. It hurt. Much has been given to us by folks who never knew us. Thanks for your true words.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful remembrances ... thank you dear Tammy ... xx, JP

chiefbiscuit said...

Your blog is so beautiful. As usual I have enjoyed my visit. Some fantastic writing and lovely images - and music as well!

spacedlaw said...

War taints us all indeed.
Nathalie

Unfolding Rose said...

A striking and powerful example of tragic and terrible common ground.

Sian said...

Powerful take on the prompt. Amen to our people coming home soon

Ched said...

I like what you did with the concept of common ground.

paris parfait said...

Amen, amen and AMEN! Thank you Tammy for this important tribute to so many brave men.

On a lighter note, I'm counting on you to contribute a line to a "stealth" poem. Come on over! xo

Tinker said...

Well said, Tammy! What a nice tribute to your own warrior men, too.
XOXO

Pearl said...

That's a comforting message of solidarity to hear.

Ron said...

Yes, and amen to that. Sadly, most of us can say the same although I never lost anyone due to war.
Thanks for this poignant reminder of the terrible cost.