A poem in memory of the lives lost at Fort Hood, as the result of today's shooting. May God's strength guide their families, our state, and our nation through this difficult time.
The autumn wind turned tragic; bravery’s finest were lost
This day, God welcomed angels and we wept for the cost
The Fort Hood skies grew cloudy; our teardrops fell like rain
Such utter devastation; our nation grieves in pain
Civilians on the home front; heroes due overseas
Their loss so very pointless; we now fall to our knees
Our nation mourns their memories and for those left behind
No words can speak the sadness now left among mankind
I pray these newfound angels will find a special place
A home so rich and vibrant, built in God’s awesome grace
A temple made with honor, where fortitude resides
Where these Fort Hood-based heroes can rest e’ermore in pride
For those of us still earthbound, left here to question why
I pray that God will guide us while these tough days are nigh
No wisdom comes from senseless, no peace comes from farewell
But, with His lasting guidance, we’ll make it through this hell
The autumn wind blows colder, our hearts are once more broken
We mourn the Fort Hood fallen, with vast sorrow unspoken
Our nation kneels in tribute with hearts no longer whole
Our memories of these angels shall e’er be in our souls
A somber day of grieving has touched the Lone Star earth
As we honor these angels who brought our country worth
Their legacies so gallant; lost heroes tried and true
God bless their lives and loved ones ‘cross the red, white, and blue.
In memory of the Fort Hood tragedy of November 5, 2009
© 2009 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|A FITTING POEM IN MEMORY OF THOSE FELL SERVING THEIR COUNTRY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Our nation opened the doors to every one needing protection and a home, but our naiveté surely need to wake up, not everybody is worth of those open doors. The ugly head of Islam came because we opened our doors indiscriminately, don't tell me he was a psychiatry unstable one, there is not a muslim extremist that is not.
If you open your door to a killer don't ask why when he is about to kill you. Islam 13 and 30 - Innocence 0
PS. My heart and my prayers are going to the souls of the victims and their love ones.
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Heartfelt tribute Jill. Thanks for this and God bless.|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|No one may ever find out the WHY for this tragic, a beautiful tribute you have written Jill.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|All I can say is this: WHY?????
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|such a well written tribute|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This is such an unthinkable situation and I feel so saddened for all who have lost their family members in this tragic way. For all the rest of us, we have lost some of our bravest heroes and there are no words that can soothe that pain. Thank you for posting this, Jill.
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|You have a remarkable heart to keep your composure enough that you could bring your talents to create a tribute to those who so deserve it.
Humanity has a lot of bulbs out, and it is getting dark.
I'm thankful those with hearts are shining brighter.
We need light.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
My heart is breaking ... in my backyard. You'd expect the enemy shoots to kill, "over there," but not here, on U.S. soil ... the tears haven't stopped falling since I heard. So sad. So sad ...
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. *tears*
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Jill a beautiful write, for such a tragedy, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love