Sunday, November 11, 2012

Homeless Hero

Sometime I stop

I sit and think
What all has been given
How many pushed to the brink

How many would give up
The lives they share
For a thankless job
For people who rarely care

One day a year
Some free food and a speech
That’s all we get
As quickly as it came, we’re back on the streets

We fought for a country
Who has left us behind
Living on the streets
Yet our communities are blind

Look at what we've done
You're safe and free
Look out your car window
What your freedom has gotten me

You won’t hear me complain
As I sit here and shake
To cold to sleep
So I sit here awake

I don’t need your money
Or even a warm place to stay
A heartfelt thank you
Would go a long way

You don’t know why I’m here
Most don’t bother to ask
I lost my wife and kids
Innocent victims of my past

I didn't know how to handle it
After coming home from hell
Now I spend my time alone
Living in a cardboard cell

It’s been 10 years
Since I've seen her face
My little girl smiling
In her eyes, such grace

Twelve years old
She turned today
A veteran’s day gift
Washed away

This is the thanks
So may veterans get
Alone and forgotten
I thought we’d never forget

So when you see one
Thank a Vet
They don’t want your money
Just some respect

And for those that care...homelessness among Veterans is a growing epidemic. We all need to support our Veterans so that this growing trend does not continue, as well as get those who have already been left behind the help that they deserve!

Friday, July 13, 2012


(UNFINISHED)                                                                          (UNFINISHED)

Am I wasting my time
By doing what's right
Trying to be a Father
Continuing the fight

I wasn't found guilty
But it's still not enough
Fighting for my daughter
Trying to stay tough

After six days in jail
Money and infame
I'm still looked down upon
Still facing blame

Her mother doesn't care
If Catelyn's heart she breaks
Keeping her from Daddy
Uncaring of the mistakes

Will I ever get the chance
To be her daddy again
Without the fear of reprisal
Will a new chapter begin

I hope one day she'll see
Why daddy wasn't there
Why I missed her firsts
It wasn't because I didn't care

I tried to be her Daddy
The man I was supposed to be
But mommy cut that short
I swear it wasn't me...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Happy Birthday"

You’ve been on this earth 
For 12 months today
I wouldn't give anything up
Or have it any other way

Your mother and I 
May never get along
But believe me when I say
You’ve never done anything wrong

I wish I could be there
To hold you tight
Your very first birthday
This just doesn't feel right

I was lucky enough to watch
Your very first breath
That day I knew
There was more to life than death

Even though I’ve missed
So many of your firsts
It was never my choice
For you, my heart bursts

I swear to you
When all is done
I’ll be right there
I’ll never run

I’ll make sure you know
My love is true
You’re Daddy’s little angel
And I’ll always love you

So again I say
I love you dear
Happy Birthday baby
I’ll always be here…