Biography of John Hess
Leilehua High School, Hawaii
Community College of the Air Force
Retired after 26 yrs in Air Force
Two daughters and one son
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.
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.
I love you so; Nothing compares. I love you so; Rings through the air.
Accept Your Blight
As he walks the path he remembers her; Old memories and new, come crashing in a blur. As he walks the path lost in thought; Something watches and whispers, careful not to be caught.
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.
Now I sit alone with a lot of time on my hands,
Hoping you'll heed my warning;
Constructing the words how else do I stand,
For now comes the time of mourning.