Thursday, February 1, 2007

Arthur's Poem

This poem was written by my son Art and dedicated to his brother Gabe and the friends he lost during his tour in Iraq.  It was inspired by the book 'Blackhawk Down', which is a favorite read of Art's.  This kid plays the tuba, he wears baggy pants (mostly because he's so skinny), he says goofy things like 'bow chikka bow-wow' and 'your face is showing!' and listens to loud noise he calls music.  Who would have thought he could compose something as emotional and deep as this.

19 comments:

missheathyrmaree said...

That is beautiful.
You must be so proud of him
:]
Hugs,
Heather

mumma4evr said...

that is sooo beautiful!!!!
Becky

deshelestraci said...

Your son is so talented!  Beautiful.
Traci

mzgoochi said...

Cameron's friend Franky says "Your face is showing" Where'd they get that?
The poem is absolutely beautiful!

hugs, Lahoma

mzgoochi said...

PS-the pic is beautiful too!

pharmolo said...

Excellent poetry, well written.

helmswondermom said...

What beautiful poem!
Lori

princesssaurora said...

Wow... I would never, ever have known it was written by one of the oompas while reading it.  Awesome.  Art has some serious writing chops there... but, look who his mom is... not surprising.  Great!!!  Tell him to keep writing, poems, stories, journals... all of it.  I see a career on the horizon???  Even Stars and Stripes needs writers!

be well,
Dawn

glensfork4 said...

Wow what a great piece he wrote...so heartfelt. Keep it up Art!!!
Michele

violetakasha said...

I posted Arthur's poem at work since I work at the SRP Site on Ft. Carson. All of the soldiers get to read it now, thank you. ^_^
~Amanda~

justplainbill said...

Dorn, that was wonderful and beautiful. Art did a great job. You should be proud. Bill

ambassadorsinte said...

Darn you Dorn, darn you Art!!!!! You made Grandpa cry; happy, sad, proud, but cry all the same.  Good poem, good message, good memorial for those who gave their all.  

Dad/Grandpa

astaryth said...

I had no idea until the end when you told us that this wasn't a professionally done poem! Art definitely had talent!!! I'm sure you are very proud of him, but do me a favor and be sure and let him know that all of us are proud of him too!

{{{{{{{{{{Art}}}}}}}}}}}
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind/
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

redpoppy007 said...

that is beautiful.  very deep.

jckfrstross said...

Art what a great poem:) very heart wrenching, you have great talent:)
Mom you should be very proud of him:)

Deb

lreilly29 said...

Awesome poem and I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if this ends up getting emailed to many people by many people.....awesome

wumzels2 said...

all i can say, dorn, is wow.............make that WOW!!  

blessings,

regina

rbrown6172 said...

that is beautiful....i think he must get some talent from his mom.
gina

hestiahomeschool said...

It is wonderful. Just very moving. We just rewatched Black Hawk Down last month (we own it)...very heartwrenching.