Those defining moments.....on any given day

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A Moment in the mind,memory and thoughts of a worn out warrior

Submitted: December 31, 2012

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Submitted: December 31, 2012

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We all have them. We all experience them. Our own “moments” are impressive, magnificent, devastating, life altering……. Today, I realized I am never at “Home”, that Home is a mirage and always over the next ridge. 


What makes me today is the life I have had, the efforts I have made, the lessons I have learned, mistakes made, successes experienced. 


My losses, my gains, my pauses, my pains…. 
my loves, my friends, my enemies and where ever the river bends…… 

I see through everything, but I cannot see myself today. 


I feel for others but I cannot feel my own needs. 


I am a beacon in the cold dark night for my fellow man, but I stand alone. 


I am the man I want my daughter to love, but I do not know if she sees the same in me. 


I am running on empty, empty from running. I just want to go home, hang my hat and hear my mother call my name. I want to hear my daughter laugh. I want to hear my Fathers fiddle and smell fried Okra from his skillet. 



When will I be home……..


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