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
All The Demons And Ghosts
You have stolen my 'todays', yet you shan't steal my tomorrow- Thought upon your deceitful ruse surely hastens sorrow! Nary shall there be, for you, a proper penance, Somehow though, you must come to truth's acceptance!
'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!
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! ? !
My Temporary Home
</></>I can put up photographs of loved ones And other familiar items, when I need some, But this will never be more than my temporary home! Here, in the land of prodigal sons,
...And You Are My Tomorrow
Today is tomorow's yesterday, you are my tomorrow- Please become my today and wipe away my sorrow! Hear I do very little, yet what I do povides hope, Just when I think I can't go on, I am able still to cope!
I Simply Must
I long to be your everything-your only wish needed- To ensure that all others you may have are all heeded- Your last thought at night, your first, in the morning, The overwhelming desires you get, without warning;
1,000 Nightmares, Since I Dreamed
You were all I ever wanted, yet, fear was my nemesis; I stand now before you, undaunted, due the amorous armor that is the emphasis Of the ardor I do now feel, deep in my soul! For a second chance, I beg of you-
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
Daughter's Vexation, Father's Explicatio...
Stanza I-Vexation Where were you Daddy, when I turned one, I want for your approval, yet there is none?
...Because Of You
As I gaze adoringly into your eyes, my heart, melodious with jubilation: I hold your hand, witness your grace-and it leaps with exaltation! Forever in your debt for the gift you did bequeath, Ne'er wane in your belief of such, I do beseech!
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!
The Grace Of God
It is but for the Grace of God I pen this- Not so very long ago, I was asked to begin this Life anew-as though one of His Children, reborn; Now, I am Blessed with proof, which doth adorn
Known simply as the Offensive of the Meuse-Argonne,
Unbeknownst to most, lo,300,000+ lost, at last, won;
Labeled: 'probably the bloodiest single battle in U.S. history',
Yet, it remains to all but those most learned, a mystery!
Waged by leaders like Pershing, Liggett and Gouraud-
All those they led, gallantry and courage they did show!
Our efforts focused outside of a town named Verdun,
Most would concur, this is where the War was won!