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For Those Who Served But Are No Longer Here

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 28 May 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I awaken slowly from a deep and heavy dream
More like a nightmare really, it certainly would seem,
I'm off the chopper, my feet in the mud
shots fired at us, Mortars land with a thud
We run for cover, and without control, I scream

Then I awaken and realize that I am here
I lie in a sweat but, thank God, I am here
A deep Dark Dream that visits me now and then
All these years later, about where I have been

But I am the lucky one
Because I did come home
To my love and my life and All I have known

To those who have served but did not return
I will always remember, I will let the flame burn,
And, in all ways that I can I will remember.
And I will say "Thank You Brothers and Sisters...and "Welcome Home"

OLYMPUS E-510 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 400 180 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/60 second
F/6.3
ISO 400
180 mm

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