This week, Canadians and Americans remember National soldiers as they celebrate Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day.  In honor of what these holidays represent, I’ve put together a Make it Happen poem with a positive spin to help us all kick ass this week.

Remember Poem

Is it all just wasted time?
Can you look back with pride
When you think of what you’ve left behind?
We let in the Sun, while others refrain?
When the showers come down
I wonder who’s behind the rain.

We plan our lives, we lose control, we blame.
We look up for help and guidance
And I wonder who is behind the reigns
So many questions, trying to make sense of it all
Most days we don’t wonder
But it’s top of my mind when we fall.

There’s a soldier who inscribed on a lighter I was shown
“If I had a farm in Vietnam and a home in hell
I’d sell my farm and go home”
Sure we have days when it seems the world is out to get you
But it scares the crap out of me
To think of what that soldier went through

When things go your way and you’re blessed everywhere you go
Be thankful, take pride
But never, ever let cockiness show
If things feel real heavy, and you feel life’s detrimental
Think about all the fantastic things you have
Remember the soldier who’d rather have hell.

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5 Responses to “ Remember ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on November 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Outstanding job Darryl. I know I say that often (and mean it) don’t let that minimize how important your words are and this subject is.
    Words will always fall short of the debt that we owe to our veterans but it is important to always try to let them know how grateful we are.

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on November 12, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Thanks Eric….my greatest fan. I honestly am not big on the whole “love and respect” thing for veterans, but that is because I am a believer in “Anything war can do, peace can do better”. I don’t believe in war, soldiers, or any of that.

  2. Paul Kirby on November 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks, Darryl. And Happy Veteran’s Day to all my fellow vets and active service members.

    I won’t lie and say I enjoyed my time in the Navy, but I did enjoy portions of it, got to see much of the world I’d never have seen otherwise, made some great friends, and learned some critical life skills (like how to study) that have helped me out since separation. The big questions is, given a chance to go back and change whether or not to enlist, would I change my mind? Nope.

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on November 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Happy Veterans week to you, Paul. You know, I always want to call you Kirby…..hahaha. How’s Austin, my friend?

      • Paul Kirby on November 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        Kirby, PK, Paul – it’s all good.

        Austin is 41F and chilly right now. Other than that, if you can avoid the traffic, Austin’s not too bad. 🙂

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