Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! May we always remember the ultimate and so final sacrifice our soldier heros have made for Americans to have our Freedom, Liberty, Honor & Justice!


Originally Titled, "JUST A COMMON SOLDIER"

by A. Lawrence Vaincourt


He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,

And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past

Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,

In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,

All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,

And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,

For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.

Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,

And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,

While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,

But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land

A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,

Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives

Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.

While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,

Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,

That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know

It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,

Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,

Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?

Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend

His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,

But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part

Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,

Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,

Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.

© 1985 A. Lawrence Vaincourt

Enjoy today and Thank a Veteran/Soldier! They are responsible for the many freedoms we have in our great country, USA! That is why we memorialize these Heros on Memorial Day. Go to a National Cemetery and notice the headstones- most of our Warriors who gave their life were very young, notice that they also teach us about time, and timelessness!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Eclipses of the Summer

Eclipse Season is here! These eclipses are the Eclipses of the Summer. There are usually two pairs of eclipses in each year, with two eclipses in each pair. This summer brings three eclipses:
Solar eclipse June 1st ~Good
Lunar eclipse June 15th ~Better
Solar eclipse July 1st ~Best
Fun, Fun, Fun!

Each one brings changes into our lives, each has different ways and means. The astronomy, astrology, science & spirit of eclipses are well known throughout the ages. The New Moon Solar Eclipse of June 1 will bring truthfulness to light and shine like a laser beam on new things in your life, this is good. Then the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of June 15 will bring sudden endings, this better. The July 1st Eclipse will be a more difficult one, but will bring the Best rewards, which is the end of this round of eclipses. Save the best for last!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Springtime in the Rockies

The Ski slopes are opening up fo the weekends, since we have so much snow! We can go skiing on Memorial Day weekend this year! I do remember years were we went skiing on the 4th of July! This is what Springtime in the Rockies is all about! Let it snow!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

No Doomsday, No Rapture

No doomsday or rapture yet... we are all still here! It is true that NO ONE knows the day or the time of the end of this world, or even the end of our own life, let alone anyone else's. The good preacher who wrongfully predicted this day as the end of days, is also still here- so far. Personally, I don't look to others for prophecy, since I have enough intuition to make my own prophecies, if I were so inclined- as do we all. It takes intense focus & concentration to be in touch with your inner self and your Highest Good or God. Not very many people want to have that level of focus from what I can tell. Most people don't even have the desire to attain the focus. Intuition is a natural ability, and is also a natural investment, and needs to be practiced, perfected, protected and tested often. The rewards are great, as in living life to the full, instead of predicting death to the world.