Edward Malone

Rookie (10/1959 / Joliet, IL)

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As I approached my 50th year, I joined a friend as he buried his wife and son in Key West. After sharing his grief, I started looking around at my life, searching for answers. I desired to become more open with my feelings and sharing my heart with those I care about. When my life as a father took a wrong turn, I was faced with a heartache as never before. I found the only way for me to ... more »

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  • Linda T (2/27/2012 3:02:00 PM)

    Your writing touches me. Thanks for sharing. Do you have more?

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The Challenger

In the eighties, there was a rocket,
that flew by this name, a tragic ending, and many were blamed-
The very same summer, I learned my wife was to bring,
A baby boy to us- sometime in spring

Those that know, will surely understand,
this couple had a challenge, raise a baby to a man-

The courage and glory, the guts if you will,
Of a teacher named Christa, and the Challenger crew-
To the heavens they flew, on a white fiery tail-they may have left us behind,
but their spirits would not fail-
So with sorrow, then courage, America stayed on task,
To ...

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