(MEGEHEE) THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

A SIMPLE WAY

In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one Member of Parliament why he believes so much in America, he said: “A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in, and how many want out.”

DEAR SOLDIER IN IRAQ
By Marsha Burks Megehee

Have you seen the yellow ribbon,
Or those Red, White and Blue?
Some are big some are small,
Some ragged, some bright new.

On mighty Oaks and spindly ones,
That with Old Glory wave,
On every road I travel
In your home of the free and brave?

From windows, poles and porches
Across a thankful land,
Dear Soldier, fighting in Iraq,
May God reach out His Hand!

May he bless and keep you
While shining Freedom's Light
Upon the sands of Freedom's Hope,
Making darkness light.

Dear Soldier, fighting in Iraq,
My words cannot express
The high esteem I hold for you,
Please don't believe the press!

Or Hollyweird's fat Mullahs -
“Oh! You dirty rats!!!”
In this war for freedom,
The good guys wear white hats!

Freedom is no fantasy!
Golden Rules…don't bend!
Yelling “Cut!” won't stop the bombs,
“Til Osama’s “Gone With the Wind!”

So keep safe and God Bless You!
I'll write real soon, again.
My soldier of Dark September,
Hero, brother, sister…. godsend!
Marsha Burks Megehee. Copyright 2005.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American GI. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.