Hear the flutter of Wings

Should-da Know-ed

Thoughts and Ideas....I'll throw a fishin' line out into the "Gray Goo-eee Matter" located somewhere in that "Bone-eee Brain House" that sits on the end of the "Broom Stick" that someone shoved up my backside on a whim so, I can try to drag one of those "fish-eee thing-eees' back out. After that I gets to toss it into this chere fryin' pan. That is, of course, if I don't swipe a "fish-eee thing-eee" out of someone-elses "fish-eee bucket" to which I'll give full credit to the someone-else that I swiped his/her "fish-eee thing-eee" out of thier "fish-eee bucket" and then toss it into this chere fryin' pan.

Language and Spellin'....I'll try to keep most of the "Gutter Talk" from gettin' into each post. Ch-yaw'll notice that I did say "TRY". As for the other, IF I can find it in Webster's...IF NOT, get ch-yaw'lls "cryin' towel" ready cause ch-yaw'll might needs it.

Laughter...Doin' my best to discover how to put it into words which is a lot harder than I thought it would be but, somewhere along the line I sure are a-hopin' that I succeed in puttin' a smile onto ch-yaw'lls faces.

Politics....Now that Can and Does get very opinionated and quite Heated around these parts. So, the "Gutter Talk" may rear its ugly head more than once. If, ch-yaw'll don't want to see it at those times then cover ch-yaw'lls eyes cause I don't provide "Eye Wash". Times are tuff--don't ch-yaw'll know.

Religion....I've got mine .. so my opinion is mine. Ch-yaw'll got yours .. so ch-yaw'lls opinion is ch-yaw'lls. I may give my opinion. Ch-yaw'll may comment back according to ch-yaw'll opinion. BUT, we won't be a-chingin' each other's opinion, will we.

So ch-yaw'll come on in, sits it down and puts ch-yaw'll feets up and see if ch-yaw'll might find somthin' that'll catch ch-yaw'lls intrest for awhile. Ch-yaw'll be sure to leave me a comment so I'll know how my "fish-eee thing-eees" are a-cookin' in this chere fryin' pan.

I hears ya, .. I HEARS YA. Damn, my bird sa squawkin', the cat sa yowlin' and I needs my cup of Hot Tea with it "little ole splash" of Bourbon to help take the chill off.

So ch-yaw'll come on back and see what I pulled out of my "fish-eee bucket" .... ch-ear. Miss Em

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Coffeypot's Prayer.....My Question ???

coffeypot: http://johnjudyc.blogspot.com/

"'Dear Lord,
Lest I continue
My complacent way,
Help me to remember that somewhere,
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war,
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?'"

I got this off of coffepot's site not to long ago.  It has made me sit and think for a long time in fact I have a feeling that my "Gray-goo" is trying to melt into a sloshing mass of "Gray-ick" and I keep smelling[?] some of the gears burning or at least the grease that was packed around them. 

So I have asked myself......

"What is there about me that a Warrior would be willing to fight and die so I may live safely in peace and freedom?"

I'm still wondering about how I should answer that question. 

I'm nothing really special...5'2" overfed-female who has some rather jiggly places.  Someone who [in her own opinion] hasn't done much with her life because she never found out what she wanted to be or do.  Someone who keeps plodding along and wonders if I'm actually going somewhere.  And, even more important will I recogonize the place when I get there?"

My "Gray-goo" knows that this Warrior will not fight and die for me but for the Warrior next to him because that's the way it is on a battlefield.  You do everything you can to keep your 'Buddy' alive and he does the same for you.  It has been that way from the beginning of the time of "Wars" and it continues into the daily life of "Today's Warriors" and forward to the "Warriors of the Future".

The Warrior willingly gives his/her life for a Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Wife and his/her Children.  A Warrior may even be willingly to give his/her life for a few Friends.  Because all of this is what a Warrior is willing to fight and die to keep safe from harm for all of this represents his/hers HOME.

But ...... a complete stranger
One that doesn't even know the Warrior's name. 
One that the Warrior wonders if that stranger ??would care?? if he fought and died on a battlefield far from family and home. 
A stranger who ??might?? weep for him/her. 
A stranger who ??might?? say a prayer for him/her as he/she is laid to "Finial Rest".

So I have asked myself everyday since I read that Prayer on Coffeypot's blog .....
with tears in my eyes ......
and searching of my heart and soul for the answer to ....

"What makes me so "special" that a Warrior would be willing to Fight and Die for me, my safety and my freedom?"


So take another read of that Prayer and ask yourself the same questions I've been asking myself. 

Miss Em

4 comments:

clew said...

Hey Miss Em! I got the same prayer from Coffeypot (can't remember if it was through email or the blog, but no matter ... ) I've been wanting to write a similar post to yours about it ever since. You hit the nail, lady. Well done.

(Visiting via his blogroll, obviously ~ Hi!)

Coffeypot said...

A warrior died for ‘you’ in the collective form. He died so you can enjoy the freedoms you enjoy, as we all enjoy them. His death is not in vane as long as what he was fighting for, other than his buddies, is maintained or made better. I KNOW I am not worthy of ANYONE dying for me. Jesus may be the only exception - but I wasn’t there at the time to tell him not to do it because I’m not worth it.

I think the message is, maybe we should live a better life in his/her honor. To make our life worthy of his sacrifice. Otherwise he might have died in vain.

Good post and good question, Miss Em. Wish I could answer it better. But what do I know?

clew said...

See how he is? He set that whole thing up just so he could talk some more.

;) LOL

Building on his (admittedly good) point, though - The question that is begged for me is this: What can we do as Americans, with the rest of our lives, to honor the one he sacrificed and protect the freedoms for which he did?

Have a great weekend ~~

Miss Em said...

Clew...Thank you for the nice comments and WELCOME ABOARD glad to have a few more oppinions besides my own.

Coffeypot...Already knew most of what you were saying but it's good to hear again.
Object of post was to make anyone who read it to stop and REALLY think.
And, you really can't answer this question because it only for the person asking him/herself that question to truly "soul" search for the answer within themselves.