Wednesday, November 11, 2015


In Honor of our Veterans!


The desire to serve
A calling felt deep
An honor only a few will earn
A job only a soldier understands.
Sacrifice beyond the call of duty

The debt we owe
Gratitude unvoiced
Flags draped and folded
Tears forever shed
A hero saluted.

A nation saved
A country freed
A prisoner released
A dictator dethroned
Our hero's come home!

Please God, let all our hero's come home!

Yolanda Renée © 2015

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Sarah poured a bottle of shampoo on the floor. "See how well you can stand up after you hit this," she said.

A loud explosion told her the front door was down. She scrambled through the window to the first-floor roof.

"Sarah. Come out, come out, wherever you are!" A loud bang heralded the news that the bedroom door was down.

She quickly, but carefully, made her way across the wood shingles to a point where she could shimmy down to the porch roof, and to the ground. She heard him kick in the bathroom door and allowed herself a smile when she realized the other sound was him falling on his ass. Curse words filled the air, and she knew he was at the window, looking for her. 

Sarah stayed low but moved quickly.

Sliding down the support columns for the porch, she picked up several splinters. But bruises, broken bones, abrasions, and a few shards of wood would heal. Once she hit the ground, Sarah planned to run to the knoll and the old oak tree, a new hiding place.

Just as she landed on the ground, he came barreling through the patio doors. She thought of scooting closer to the porch, but she coughed again.

The monster grinned. "Trying to hide? A little difficult with that hack. Come along quietly, such a mess your once lovely wedding dress. If you're good I'll buy you a new one."

He moved toward her. She scrambled to her feet as he jumped from the porch grasping for her. He managed to grab the hem of her dress, but the fabric gave way, and he had nothing for his effort. Sarah was running again, but he was right behind her.

She knew the way despite the dark and raced through the tall grass, but her body was no longer cooperating. Her lungs were inflamed. Her chest hurt with a pain so severe, she could barely breathe. Please, God, not now. Please let me get to the tree, up the tree, to somewhere he can't reach me.

Sarah reached the tree, but, before she could raise herself to the lowest limb, he was on her, tackling her to the ground.

"After all that effort. Tsk, tsk, tsk." He clicked his tongue in disapproval. "Oh, well. Where we're going, you won't need clothes."

He lifted her by her upper arm, held her close, and marched her to the cliff's edge . . .



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  1. Beautiful poem. And that's a great price for a wonderful read.

    Will cheer for Lady Catpurse ;) again today.

    1. Thank you Julie, Lady Enigmatic is thrilled to have you in her corner!

  2. Lest we forget.

    Huzzah for Realms Faire! Be brave in the joust!

    1. Hi Christine, you really made the Faire a lot of fun! Drench-a-Wench, and Soak-a-Bloke is so cool!
      Thanks so much for all your support - Lady Enigmatic will allow Maximilian to give dragon rides if she wins! :)

  3. Hopefully they all come home indeed. Winner winner at my sea? Yipppeee lol

    1. It's sad that they have to leave, but yes, come home please!

      Congrats Pat, it really cool that you've won!

  4. Great Tribute!!! Let Our Heroes Come Home!!!!

    Going to help you in the joust!!!

    1. Appreciate the help for Lady Enigmatic, but Sir Bruce has minions. All Lady Enigmatic has is polar bears and dragons, and they can't type. LOL
      Such fun! Thanks Cathrina!

  5. Great poem for Veteran's Day. And I wish Sarah could have escaped.

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thank you! I think she might - not all is lost yet!

  6. The joust goes well, and a moving poem for the veterans. I know several struggling right now. That PTSD stuff really takes a toll on some great people.

    1. Hi Mary,
      The Joust is a blast! Thanks for hosting the Realms Faire!

  7. Excellent poem! I do pray that all of our heroes come home and regain their health.

  8. Gripping. My uncles are veterans. One a POW from WW2. Your poem is engaging, my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sorry, I haven't been by. My son had a three-hour MRI, and they said he had an aneurysm. It turned out to be a mistake. He does have some wasting away in the brain, but I'm so thankful it was a mistake. Love ya, friend.

    1. Hi Robyn,
      And I thought you were on a break and having fun. I'm sorry you've had such a scare. I do hope the prognosis is good. Be well, you and your family!


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