Biography of Maurice Harris
I am a Logistics Manager, former USAF and USAFR Civil Engineer Officer, World traveler and all around good guy! I spent a lot of time traveling the world both before and during my Air Force active duty career!
I have lived overseas, but I am back and not going anywhere for a while!
I enjoy reading and writing my own poetry, I have a website with about 450 of my more than more 700 poems! Please let me know if you would like to read any of them and I will make sure that you have the opportunity!
I care more than most for the simpler things in life and I always show as much respect for others as I feel I am due in return!
I have 2 children of my own, Abigail and Gabriella, who I love very much!
I love both participating in and watching sports of any kind, I am very into UFC/MMA! I am a diehard New England sports fan, I have been my whole life, good, bad and ugly times included!
I was VERY briefly married once, technically...but it was a hopelessly futile attempt at nobility, I knew in my heart I could not do it, but I had to try for my daughter's sake! It lasted as long as the time it took me to end it,4 months! ! I do not regret having tried though, even though it cost me my best friend at the time! !
I am equally comfortable being the center of attention or left alone. I enjoy learning and experiencing new things and have a knack for being able to remember just about anything that I have ever seen! I have an Eidetic memory and have been compared to both Cliff Claven and Will Hunting! LOL
I am very polite, to the point that others have become uncomfortable! I use the terms: Sir, Ma'am, Thank you, Please, etc...I guess that makes some people uncomfortable! I hold doors open for strangers, let others in front of me in lines and never raise my voice in anger!
I am very intelligent and I know it, which seeems to make others very uncomfortable as well, perhaps it is a sign of their perceived inadequacies, I am not sure! Sometimes people mistake me as being condescending as a result of that! I am almost never wrong, but when I am I will be the first to let you know!
I have been called 'old fashioned' and idealistic, but I have also been called other, not so nice names! !
I have traveled extensively all over the world, so if you have a travel-related question, I may have the answer! I very much look forward to being able to continue that passion again very soon!
A little bit of history for those that may not know me, or may not have been paying enough attention:
I am a Mescalero Apache, Cherokee, Mic Mac/French-Canadian. I self loathe the French part; no, surely, I jest!
I am a voracious reader; a sesquipedalian; amateur poet; historian and appreciant of all things beauteous.
I am a world traveler, who has been to austere locales on deployment, to countries far afield; seen all the remaining Ancient Wonders of The World, as well as many other UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites, but I have also been to many other places as well. I have learned a lot in each of these places, and have it all neatly catalogued in my eidetic memory banks; I owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have helped me along the way.
I am a sort of modern day Renaissance man in both technical and artistic endeavors.
I am a survivor of Earthly death; and, I mean that quite literally.
I am an extraordinary man, with an extraordinary ability to persevere, adapt and keep battling through, no matter what the challenge. I relish any opportunity to help someone, but require nothing in return, but a mere 'thank you'.
I am not afraid to cry.
I am a former Civil Engineer Officer in both the USAF and USAFR, where I was discharged Under Honorable Conditions, from each.
I am able to love completely, unabashedly and without apology all that which I love most ardently. My family and friends are my world, I come second. I will give you anything that you need, want, desire, like, etc., and only ask for your gratitude in return.
I value ideals, but I do not LOVE them. For example, I value, covet, and am enamored with things such as: Honor, Courage, Duty, Sacrifice, etc..; I LOVE My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; my Country; my Beloved, friends, and family, and, THEN, I afford myself some that is left over, because I possess a plentitude of same for all who need it, including myself.
I am a Mormon, or, more correctly, a Latter Day Saint.
I am all of this, but I am merely a vessel of my Creator, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, it is through Him that I may achieve such lofty heights and attain such lofty goals.
It has been a long, long road just to get HERE. Now, the possibilities are endless.
Anything else that you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask!
Maurice Harris Poems
This Hero (An Ode To The American Milita...
The American Military Veteran, a breed of hero, unparalleled in history, Gave so much to so many-yet, somehow remains to them, a mystery. What would possess an individual with so many rights guaranteed, To leave it all behind, and gallantly defend liberty in a foreign land in need! ? !
Anonymous Letter Left At The Tomb Of The...
Upon this day of poignant reflection, we are humbled by your sacrifice; No measure of recompense doth any possess which may serve to satisfice- Our very liberty hath been your precious gift-your dutiful life, its price- Our humble gratitude is all we have, no manner of quittance would suffice!
Some things are certain; There is no growth without change, No change without fear or loss, and no loss without pain; Though, to you it may be unwelcome, and even strange- Growth gifts a curative effect, and renders much gain;
This Ballad, So Bold
This Ballad, So Bold! I may only imagine how beautiful you are; For far too long, our thoughts need travel too far
Good Morning Princess!
Good morning Princess, Daddy misses you dearly! I hope to see you again soon to enjoy your laughter and smile! I call to you, in prayer, each and every night...do you hear me? Hopefully you have been well, it has been quite a while!
A Prayer For Self Identity
I look in the mirror and am ogled by a complete stranger; I wonder when I lost my sense of self, my sense of direction, And why I did not notice the signs of my own destruction, Turn tail and run away, far away from that inherent danger.
Life's Only Real Mystery-
Life's only real mystery-the only one I can not impart, Is the remembrance of thee in mine own fragile heart! Persistence not lacking though, far it is from such, Cursed be my heart, as I long for thee so very much!
My Beloved Friend?
My beloved friend? Yes, well until I need you the most- Now you are naught more than a ghost, Haunting my subconscious mind, with all we used to be; We are now estranged, because you refuse to see,
We may not bide with this glory should we be too afeared; What for art thou then fawn at what thou always revered? I have searched my entire life for the one that allows my heart to sing,
If Wishes And Dreams Were Money
If wishes and dreams were money, I would be a millionaire; If they were all I needed, I would already be there, Privy to your resplendent, amazing grace! Nothing may serve to recompense or replace
'This Too Shall Pass'
'This too shall pass', I repeat this each night, These words are spoken even still, despite The languish of my heart, and its lament, I follow this mantra, wherest ever I am sent!
Man's Inhumanity To Man
</>All people, places and events share a Karmic connection, And no deed is left untethered to this inter-relation Of consequence, -for every action, there is an equal, but opposite, reaction! A wave in one direction is an ebb in the opposite direction;
A Eulogy (For Memories Past)
</>Soon, this regrettable experience shall be in the past; While there are memories which are sure to last, I hope to leave behind, all that I am able- Circumstances around which, Aesop could fashion a fine fable;
A Letter To The Best Friend That I Have ...
We have shared much, both with and through Our mutually Beloved Angel-yet still, You And I have a very special friendship unto our own, Which started nearly 2 years ago, and has grown
Red, White And Blue
Red, White and Blue-these hues shall ne'er fleet,
Nor shall they who fiercely defend it, e'er retreat;
They champion Freedom, at any and all cost,
But for this precept, all hope would be lost!
Our Supreme Law, they swear to support and defend,
Against all, whether here or afar-upon this, we all depend;
Serve do they, with Honor, exhibiting Loyalty and Respect-
A lesson for all, ideas are these, which all should expect!