Leilehua High School, Hawaii
Community College of the Air Force
Retired after 26 yrs in Air Force
Two daughters and one son more »
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John Hess Poems
Sitting On The Porch
Sitting on this porch, I look to the tree; Standing there alone now, the only thing I see. The cold of season changing, causing it to sway; If it had a voice I wonder what it would say.
The moment she's born is a blessed thing, Joy to the world, let us rejoice and sing; The moment she smiles takes your breath away,
Alone I Stand It Seems
I cried the day we wed, standing before all to see; My wife you became, the woman of my dreams. On the birth of our son, holding him in my arms; I cried there silently, scared for no harm to come.
When he is born, you beam with pride; A son, my son, will stand by my side. When he is born, the world will know;
Take it from me all you men out there, a wife holds you heart; So when sorrow hits and grief grips you, you'll find that you are a part.
Lost a Best Friend
Everything's different now, his heart won't mend; for today of all days, he lost a best friend. So he remembers her, a vision of beauty to behold; dances across gently, during the winter's cold.
I Think of You
When I wake, I think of you, on my mind it's nothing new. Kid myself, I dream and hope; no other way, can I cope.
Days Are Gray
The days are gray and I wonder why; Looking for ways, to say good-bye. My path before me, so lonely it seems; Remembering old times, I want to scream.
Stands At The Edge
He stands at the edge, looking deeply below; Sees nothing but darkness, despair starts to grow. How did he come here, on this road of sorrow; Standing at the edge, will there be a tomorrow?
There was a Time
There was a time that I would reach to you; Half way met you would reach back too. Longing for you I would lean in and kiss; Lips to lips what a wonderful bliss.
In the Comfort of My Dreams
I close my eyes in the comfort of my dreams; Reconstructing its land, pierced by a stream. The sky I paint with whites and blue; Birds soaring high, through and through.
Tears of Sorrow
Tears of sorrow are forever more; Knowing what's coming eats my core. Thoughts of you flood my mind; Knowing that love no longer binds.
You That I See
I feel the world crushing, closing in on me; Desperate I was, so I went out to see. Not really shopping, just walking about; My minds overwhelmed and I wanted to shout.
Dark is the Night
Standing alone here, here in the night; Wondering what's happened, what is my blight? My nightmares of late, torment me so; Waiting ever patiently, for my eyes to close.
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Sitting On The Porch
Sitting on this porch, I look to the tree;
Standing there alone now, the only thing I see.
The cold of season changing, causing it to sway;
If it had a voice I wonder what it would say.
Just a year ago it wasn't all alone;
The tornado blew on past and left the others prone.
So now this giant oak tree, standing at the end;
Finds the squirrels and birds are gone, no one to befriend.
Branches missing here and there, looks as if its sad;
Reminds me of my life right now, how things are going bad.
The leaves are changing color now, all turning brown; ...