This man was a mere mortal of flesh and blood. He had the inner light of a warrior and he carried this with honor and pride.
I knew he was a man, with weaknesses that men have. But I saw what was inside. He was a Nobleman of Old. He saw the demons , the evil and the beasts that few of us see. He would give his life to slay them. He would give his life for me.
He thought his life was better served on the battlefield.
He relied on his instincts and his brethren in the heat of battle.
As he turned his shining eyes away, I knew he couldn’t stay. He had paused on his quest just long enough to give me a glimpse of himself. There were battles to be fought and dragons to slay.
Remember, that the safety and freedoms that we experience is because of mere men. Veterans.
Happy Veteran’s Day.
Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson
These men and women of yesterday and today, willingly gave up their comfortable beds, so that we may sleep safe and secure in ours tonight. They are out there in the rain and the mud or the cold or the terrible heat, to be sure that our families have the right and the freedom to enjoy this holiday.
There are men women that are doing what most of us don’t want to think about. Things that are necessary to insure your safety and mine.
So hug your family tight and say a prayer for all veterans that have done what was needed in order to defending our freedom.
Thank a vet.
Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
*On this Veteran’s Day, my humble offering of a small tribute to those that serve and those that have served. Thank you.
This man is a mere mortal of flesh and blood. The light I see in his eyes is that of an honorable man.
He sees the demons and beasts that few of us see. He would give his life to slay them.
These beasts are not in the form you would know. They wear the cloak of innocence. They are the neighbor next door or the woman at the market.
This man stands at the ready so you can sleep safely in your bed tonight.
He runs toward the demons in our world, not away from them. There are battles to be fought and demons to slay.
How can we repay the sacrifice?
Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson **Beautiful artwork by Murphy Elliott