being a military brat

Your dad is off

training somewhere

for something

when you are born

the earth shakes

not even a month

after your arrival

here on earth

you take your first

plane trip

before you can walk

or talk

you move lots of times

not knowing if

you will have friends

or a place to live

you attend schools

in a foreign land

learn to speak

differently

learn to eat

differently

learn to dress

differently

Oh when you do

come back to the states

you are treated diffently

you are different

and yet somehow

the same

Overseas you are

ridiculed for being

one thing

many times threatened

for being you

And yet when

you return

you are ridiculed

and talked down to

and threatened

Some in authority

take more

they say

you are supposed

to learn this

and I will teach

you and you

will not speak of it

or someone will die

Others teach you

there is joy

in life

Much, much Joy

and to know

of Love

Happiness

is brought when

there in the woods

walking and talking

with that special one

short lived, but still

it was lived once

Confusion

of those friends who

did stuff to you

or against you

are they truly

friends or just users

Life moves on

Another place

to call home

grandparents come

to visit

only seen them

a few times in life

they don’t know me

I know little of them

they are family

Dad is off again

in his monster suit

returns n then gone again

sometimes we can go too

to see other places

Sometimes we cannot

go to school because

of the protestors

or threats

Safe…my dad

and the history of my family

dates back through the centuries

serving this country and many others

what do we truly want is peace

and security

Another move

to somewhere safe

a place I can go out and play

sure if you don’t count

the guy who almost killed his wife

or the one who did that to another

or…oh my …what a terrible

He, my friend,

he did that…

and now…

he…ugh

I cannot speak of him

no more…no longer my friend

Someone brought a smile

while I was in the hospital

he smiled at me

and became my friend

he hurt so much

all the while

and then he passed

passed on the smile

for me to carry on

There is much more to being a military brat

but this here story is just one of many

did we serve in the military…not by choice

but by family…yes…and

we endured so much

we gave so much

we just wanted to let you know

we are here

we are doing our duty

we enjoyed getting to know

others and living in foreign lands

thank you all who serve, who have served

and thank you families who support them

please, do not forget the families serve, too

by Pauline Harris2012

Flawed Diamond

Long ago buried

Condensed over time

To form an one of a kind

Rocky entrance

To be tough

Flawless

And yet not quite

Desirable

Add a little

Character

Some colour here

A crack there

A glimmer of sunlight

Hits the stone

Just right

Adding flare

And pizzazz

Undeniable

Sultriness

Some words

Of warning

With a history

Lesson or Two

The rock becomes

Worthy of Diamond

Classiness

And yet undesirable

To those who value

Love over money

By Pauline Harris

 

Honesty

I was honest with someone tonight
I told them how I felt
About something dear to my heart
And I listened intently to hear
What he thinks to be true
I have researched the questioned item
And found my beliefs are true
And his beliefs are not true
I love and respect him so
But now I am thoroughly perplexed
And don’t understand. ..At a crossroads
Bring back innocence and joy
Honesty takes so much away
Losing so much…does he even love me anymore

No matter, I will still love him
By Pauline Harris

Namaste

Namaste
To look at each soul
With love and see
Beyond the physical
To see the Divine
Joy and blessings
To all… and hugs
For we all need
An Understanding
Beyond words
…by Pauline Harris

A Rose Resting On a Stone

A Rose on Stone
Deep red hues
Form intricately
Each petal
Circular
And flawless
Beauty so
Delicate
Resting
Peacefully
On solid stone
By Pauline Harris

One Hug

Found this spare hug

Looking for a home

Appearing in need of

Some Love and Care

Is there someone,

Somewhere who could use

This lonesome hug…

Blessings to you

~Pauline Harris

Art, the process of becoming part of forever art

Long before

any thing is

put upon

paper or canvas

A thought

begins

deep within

Holding

onto Sacred

Ideas

Sacred and

Needing

To Be

Shared

Expression

is Key,

But how

A concept

Of a Formation

Preceeds

The mind

And Hand

Only if To Be

Created

A stroke of the brush

or a outline of pencil

An image appears

Who can interpret

The artist is the creator

The artpiece is the creation

All others can look in awe

Or just look in wonder

The art is separate

A created being

and yet, it holds

a piece of all who

created and bare witness

The art lives on

in all who had seen it

as they became a part

of the whole art piece.

~Pauline Harris

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