Ronald Strickland Poems

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Silence Of War

Over the jungles filled with war
another mission once more.

Only days away until my tour is done.

Dates To Remember

A place to go, a place to be.
I have a date at a place to be,
a place to go and people to see.

View In The Mirror

This morning and as so many morning before
I wash my face to begin my day.

As I look into the mirror I see the wrinkles

Old Friends

In the meadow I stopped and looked about, seeing all the beauty that surrounded me and the warmth and the beauty of the Heavens.

In the beauty of the wildflowers I felt the beauty and warmth of old friends, and recall the wisdom given by so many that stayed with me, throughout.

Morning Sun

I sat in the morning sun waiting for it to chase
the chill of the night away.

As I listened in the silence I realize I wasn't waiting alone.

Thoughts That Travel

As i set beneath the tall oak tree,
I watch as the breeze ruffles the leaves.

I listen to the birds as they call to each other.

Grown Men Don't Cry

Feelings that gives thoughts that seems
to just drift into a place that my
eyes close to hold back tears.

Grim Days

I have laugh i have cried.
Had friends that i had to tell goodbye.

I have retained the kindness we shared,

Kindness In A Smile

A smile is the sunshine that brightens the day.
A smile that chases away a dreary day.

A smile that shines through the darkness

You Must Have Been Away

Today I spoke of my love for you.
But you must have been away.

I talked of the stars and how they seem