They Fought So You Don’t Have To

Anti War Protesters across from the Memorial tribute at the old courthouse, I understand freedom of speech, but what about Tact??? Who do you think fought for that right…

You stand out there

Talking about the evils of this war

And in doing so disrespecting

Those whose names

Are on that wall.

I understand freedom

Of speech

But whose blood

Whose limbs

Do you think

Paid for that right.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

March.19.07

12:07 A.M PST

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Do I Raise My Hand and Salute

When the towers fell, a beam came down, in the shape of the cross, and many who were at Ground Zero, looked at that as a sign of Hope, I believe it is just that, in our darkest moments we often turn to God and find what we have been missing…

Do I raise my hand

And salute

For all those heros

Who shed the blood

For me?

Do I kneel

And pray

Thanking God for

Love and Victory?

Do I look

At the faith

Of My forefathers

Who found this wonderful

Country

On the very foundation

Of Christ

And do I cry

Because of the way

We have taken Christ

Out of everything?

Do I look to my flag

With pride?
Yet find myself confused

At the way things have

Come to be?

Do I pray

That once again

America gets

On its collective knees

And finds revival

In their hearts.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

Nov.11.08

9:30 P.M PST

Memoralized Pow Mia

Image copyright Michelle R Kidwell

Memorial in Front of Tuolumne Co Library Main Branch Sonora Ca

A beautiful memorial jumps out

At you as you

Walk in front

Of the Library.

We here,

(Most anyway)

Memorialize our heroes

Not destroy them

We stand in awe

Of the sacrifices we made

And when a hero

Dies or goes missing in action

When they become a prisoner of war

It is then that we are reminded most

Of our heroes sacrifce.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

Aug.05.09

1:59 P.M PST

May God Bless Our Service men and women today and always~

Bought With the Blood of Men

Image Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

Aug.05.09

Sonora Ca

We have three

Flags

Flying above the memorial

Wall at the library

Each flag
Fought and bled for

The American flag
With its stars and stripes

The California flag, with that

Beautiful Brown Bear

And the P.O.W M.I.A. Flag

A reminder that what we fly

Those flags floating gracefully

In the wind

Are alot more than some material

They are something worth fighting

Worth dying for.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

Aug.05.09

10:53 P.M PST

Let Us Not Forget

Today Sunday April.11.2010 is Holocaust Rememberance Day may we never forget

Let us not forget

What others went through

The one’s that lived

And died

At the hands of a time

Where evil ruled

Like so many times

Before.

Let us not forget

The attrocities of yesterday

A single man tried

To wipe out

An entire people

Simply because they were.

Let us not forget

The attrocities of the Holocaust

And that a single light

Can begin to stamp out darkness.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

April.11.2010

7:58 P.M PST

Let Us Not Forget

~ I do not drink but for so many Memorial Day has become something less than what it is, let’s remember those who sacrifice so we can celebrate.~

As we celebrate

Let us not forget

What we are celebrating

And why!

The sacrifices of brothers

Of sisters who were willing

To fight and to often die.

They are the heroes

The one’s who risk

Life and Limb

While so many of us

Forget the sacrifice

While drinking chilled beers

And forgetting the blood

With each drink.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

May.22.09

11:16 A.M PST

What Happens That So Many Candles Burn Out

What happens

That so many candles

Burn out long before their time.

That drug and alchol

Become a glorified thing

Simply because of someones fame.

Death doesn’t discriminate

And drugs can kill the most talented

Of us.

What happens

That so many lives

Are taken so young

In the name of

Some kind of so called

Fun.

What happens that so many lives

Are burned out far before

Their time.

And a world is left to

Grieve

The loss of someone

They once looked up to

As we echo

Go be with God

And the Angels now.

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

2/15/2012

Rest In Peace Whitney Houston

The Day of Infamy

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

Dec.7th 1941

A day in which heroes were made

And sadly some died.

A day in which the enemy attacked

On our shores

Tested our defenses

In a way they had never

Been tested before.

A day in which

Pearl Harbor fell

But was built up again

By the strength of our heroes,

Some barely out of school.

 

Dec.7th 1941 a day

To some is only marked as a sad

Day in history

But to others it marked so much more.

Our nations saw heroes that day

Unlike anything they had seen before.

 

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

12/07/2012