“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2140 Dec 4, 2012
Richard D. Preston
QUESTIONS?

So you want to delve into my mind
And see what makes me tick
As you sit behind your wooden desk
Chewing on your leaded pencil stick

Did you kill or did you maim?
Do you have any sorrowful regrets?
Do you drink or do nasty drugs?
Do you smoke cigarettes?

Are you divorced, do you move around?
Are you mean to your wife and kids?
Do you feel at loss with reality?
What was it like while you were on the skids?

Do you have night sweats or toss and turn?
Do you wake up with the chills?
Do you search rooftops in parking lots?
Have you any people skills?

Why did you come here, to this VA?
What is it we can do for you?
I’ll listen and nod my balding head
Wondering if all I’ve said is true

At last my eyes meet your spectacled gourd
As you glance up from your golden computer
And in my mind I feel I’ve had a meeting
With the long dead commie Fuhrer

You’ve judged me quick and judged me fast
Read all these faults as though from a script
Why don’t you pack yourself up in your leather bag?
And book your own watered down guilt trip

I came, I saw, you hemmed and hawed
While I sat there quietly and un-amused
I stood up and walked out for fear of exploding
‘Cause dear shrink you lit my fuse

You know not of what you speak of
Your jargon is just one long obnoxious cliché
So before I rip your head off and shit down your neck
You have yourself a peachy day…

Bub – bye now!

©Copyright May 2, 2003 by Richard D. Preston

Author’s Note: Let me share with you my PTSD experience with my appointed VA shrink. I have since quit that program because I felt worse after I went to see him than before I walked in. I’ll settle for high blood pressure.

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2141 Dec 4, 2012


We Know You're Out There (A Msg To Our Troops)-by Kory Brunson

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2142 Dec 4, 2012
Uscgthumper wrote:
<quoted text>
I loved this!!!
You and me both! I bought the CD...and play it daily! Sends chills down my spine.

Why? Because I am a Patriotic American and I love and support my troops!

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2143 Dec 4, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vS4NpHPz7dEXX
We Know You're Out There (A Msg To Our Troops)-by Kory Brunson
What a video!! I know they are out there!
Thanks RH for sharing.

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2144 Dec 4, 2012
Uscgthumper wrote:
Please pray for BMC Terrell Horne III. He was killed in the line of duty over the weekend!!! He was stationed aboard the USCGC Halibut!
Rest in Peace BMC Terrell Horne III. I will keep your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2145 Dec 4, 2012
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>What a video!! I know they are out there!
Thanks RH for sharing.
YW, Good to "see" ya Chris

“smile and have fun!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#2146 Dec 4, 2012
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>You and me both! I bought the CD...and play it daily! Sends chills down my spine.

Why? Because I am a Patriotic American and I love and support my troops!
I have the video stored to my phone! You should look up The Warriors Song - Hard Corps on YouTube!

http://youtu.be/Sam4lq2WHos

“smile and have fun!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#2147 Dec 4, 2012
Chris - PSL wrote:
<quoted text>Rest in Peace BMC Terrell Horne III. I will keep your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you! His family will need it!

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2148 Dec 6, 2012
Richard D. Preston
RENEWAL

There’s rust on the rifle
Holes in the old canteen
Jungle fatigues have faded
As many a warriors dream

Spit and polish soiled and muddied
shined brass is tainted and brown
Ribbons of war packed away in a drawer
Much like the historic men of Saigon town

Once sharper than a K-bar
Our instincts alive and well
We lived to die, refused to cry
No matter what the bloody hell

The helmets that we once cooked in
now heavy and obsolete
The jungle boots rotted and gone
no longer shod our feet

But The Wall of glassy Granite
Solid as the day that it was built
reflects the image and the loss of life
cuts like a knife shoved to the hilt

Unlike the aged soldier
who gazes upon the face
of the names etched deep within the rock
appear without disgrace

We are bound by blood and bound by war
bound together by our youth
still today that strength remains
An undeniable truth

I stand in the distance just out of sight
behind an ocean of salty tears
yet even time and space cannot separate
For my heart keeps returning here

“My heart keeps returning here”
The pain of youth renewed

©Copyright May 15, 2001 by Richard D. Preston

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2149 Dec 6, 2012


Tribute to our fallen soldiers- If You're Reading This

“smile and have fun!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#2150 Dec 6, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =smKF8v80gLQXX

Tribute to our fallen soldiers- If You're Reading This
This song makes me cry every time I hear it! Especially the part where it talks about Tell Dad I don't regret that I followed in his shoes!

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2151 Dec 7, 2012
My sincere thanks to the veterans of Pearl Harbor, and to all of our brave men and women in uniform, past and present.

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2152 Dec 7, 2012
Pearl Harbor Day - Dec. 7, 1941, was "a day that would live in infamy."

Remember the battles,

remember the heroes,

remember those who...

were lost that day!

“Insert useless statement here.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2153 Dec 7, 2012
Pearl Harbor :by Tom Zart

Sunday, December the seventh,
In the year of 1941,
While most of Hawaii still slept,
Came the planes of the Rising Sun.

Waves of bombers and fighters flew,
From the decks of the Japanese ships.
While our planes were still on the ground,
"Banzai" was spoken from their lips.

The winds of war had been blowing
Across the oceans of our earth,
Though not till Pearl had been bombed,
Did we realize what freedom's worth.

Wars are fought and won on two fronts,
At home and on the battle line.
Both are equally important,
When war consumes our heart and mind.

The attack brought us World War II,
With death, pain and separation.
All who had served were well aware
Of their sacrifice for nation.

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2154 Dec 7, 2012
Richard D. Preston
ROUND TRIP TOUR

Search the trees
search the ground
search right and left
but don’t turn around

Brothers got your back
point mans got the lead
one wrong step
could make your brother bleed

Pendulum spikes hung on a vine
spider trap hides VC
bamboo sticks deep in a hole
sniper fire but no one sees

Eyes wide open
sweat on your brow
If you live another day
you got to wonder how

Night time comes
you dig ‘em down
deep enough to escape
them mortar rounds

Rifle in your hand
helmet on your head
you learn to survive
or you learn to be dead

Morning breaks
up comes the sun
thirteen months
and my tour will be done

Thirteen months
and my tour will be done.

Thirty-two years later
feeling the heat of the sun
My tour’s still not over
My war still ain’t won

©Copyright 2000 by Richard D. Preston

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2155 Dec 7, 2012


Support the Troops: A Veterans Day Salute

“smile and have fun!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#2156 Dec 7, 2012
Chris - PSL wrote:
Pearl Harbor Day - Dec. 7, 1941, was "a day that would live in infamy."

Remember the battles,

remember the heroes,

remember those who...

were lost that day!
Amen!

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2157 Dec 8, 2012
Thank you to all the men and women who have or are serving with honor in the armed services of the free world.
May your days be safe and peaceful.
Warriors, come home soon to those who love, honor, respect and miss you.

ALL GAVE SOME....SOME GAVE ALL!!!!

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2158 Dec 10, 2012
Richard D. Preston
SCAPEGOAT…

O that our minds could wave the white flag of surrender
When the brutal memories of war attack
We lay there helpless and crippled in our sleep
As droplets of sweat pour from our backs

We twist and turn as if we could escape
The outcome of fire and the torrential rains
We dig a deep pit in which to hide
Only to uncover bleached white bones again

Sitting up in a haze of fevered confusion
Sheets clutched tightly within our grip
And the sounds we utter are but primal groans
But for the grace of God our very lives would slip

And we struggle to hang on to threads of sanity
While the haze of death clears from our eyes
As we sit there perched upon our feathered beds
And cry out into the darkness… WHY!

©Copyright January 22, 2004 by Richard D. Preston

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#2159 Dec 10, 2012


A Tribute To The Troops 10 "It's Not My Time"

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Weird Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 12 min It aint necessari... 122,122
What are you thinking about now? (Jun '10) 39 min Wolftracks 22,506
Happy Halloween 40 min ms_Sweeter 3
What song are you listening to right now? (Apr '08) 44 min Wolftracks 149,527
Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year's Worst Hal... 1 hr wichita-rick 6
'Wasting Time on Internet' Now an Ivy League Class 1 hr wichita-rick 2
Ohio Cowgirls Rocking Horse Club............ (Oct '11) 1 hr SLY WEST 7,781
Do you have a Topix crush? (Jun '11) 2 hr -Lea- 7,012
Goats Milk with Princess (Jan '10) 6 hr Paisley_Posey 46,048
True or False Game 6 hr Old Sam 610

Weird People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE