Jon M. Nelson
Biography of Jon M. Nelson
Jon M. Nelson was born and raised in Minnesota for the majority of his life until he joined the Army at 20 years old. Since then he has called many places home and has traveled the world on several occasions, and is still proudly serving today. In his spare time, when he's not busy as a soldier, he shares his deepest and personal thoughts in the form of poetry. He has written many poems to honor his brothers and sisters in arms, but he has written so much more than that. Whether it's a love poem for his wife, a spiritual salute to God, a praise to children and family, or even an inspiring tale to uplift humanity, Jon's poetry touches on so many subjects that can be read and shared by so many audiences, even if they've never been a fan of poetry. Jon hopes that his writing will in some way make an impact on the world, and make it a better place, even if it can just change or inspire one person.
Jon M. Nelson's Works:
Changing Moods: 2010
Reflections Of Life: 2013
Both books can be found on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and other major book websites.
Jon M. Nelson Poems
Fallen Soldier Table
The rose stands for the family with faith and love for those who serve, They're held with the highest respect for that's what they deserve. A yellow ribbon is for the loyalty waiting for those serving abroad,
Always Follow Your Dreams
Always follow your dreams, Don't let them fade away. If you lose sight of your goal, It will haunt you some day.
I'm tired of having to slam on the brakes, Because of other drivers' mistakes. And a turn signal? Don't even ask. For them, that's too much of a task.
When violence is committed against another soul, The aftermath is always going to take its toll. Most people too often will turn their backs, And do nothing to try to stop these attacks.
Cat And Mouse
A little mouse would run all around, Searching for food that was on the ground.
Leave Your Mark
When you're told you can't go on, Or that you don't have what it takes. Give it your all to prove them wrong, And that they have made a mistake.
It's a day that most people don't recall, But so many Americans had taken a fall. So many lives were taken on that day, And very few survivors are now gray.
Curiosity Killed The Cat
They say Curiosity killed the cat, Well there is a story behind that. It's not the reason that you may think, When you hear it, your heart will sink.
Pay It Forward
When you have the chance, lend a hand. Don’t be afraid to try to take a stand. Pay it forward, expect nothing back. Compassion is something we all lack.
When you look upon a tombstone, Two numbers seem to stand alone. The year upon this earth they arrived, And the second was when they died.
Our Love Is Like The Wind
Our love is like the wind, I can’t see it but I know it’s there. Our love is like the wind, It’s always like a breath of fresh air.
Don'T Cry For Me
I hope that when I leave here, It won’t be without a trace. Hopefully at some point in life, I put a smile upon your face.
Life Is A Zoo
I wonder who is going to clean this mess, When they're done with all this monkey business. And life is going to cut me no slack, Unless I get this monkey off my back.
We're all unique and different, That's what makes us who we are. We all have a talent or gift, That will some day take us far.
A Soldier's Prayer
Now I lay me down to sleep,
And hope my dreams are thoughtful and deep.
I pray that tonight I’m not awaken,
By bombs exploding and the ground shakin’.
I hope that I can get some peaceful rest,
And wish that the next day will be blessed.
All I want is to sleep through the night,
So that tomorrow I’m ready for another fight.