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HEROES, A SONNET FOR CRAIG

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HEROES, A SONNET FOR CRAIG

Near somber guards, units of children heap 
dead leaves, naive to any else fallen.
Friend, you chuckle, but your posture speaks
of duty on this day of contradictions.

Firefighters bow heads in silent paean, 
while polished trucks stand at attention.
Families have again answered the call
to attend this festival, so uncommon.

Here, laughter rings around the memorial
for exuberance must never be doused,
Gloriously wrought, a sculpture of angels
commiserates with each mourning house.

You say, I see valor in lives that inspire.
 I see heroes and their lines of fire.








Contemporary sonnet.


For Craig, a hero in many ways . Someone who has served his country, loves his family 
deeply and always writes from the gut and heart without compromise or fear. 
I think the world of you, Craig. 

The Kitchener Firefighter memorial and funfest is an annual event held in the fall. 
The festival is held in Civic Park, a small park adjacent to the library. 
I think Craig would like it there, the juxtaposition of joy and sorrow is something I
 often see in his work.

Will be blogging about this soon…

Until then…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-Jrb1FLPA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Fn3BKZ7aA

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:00:00 PM
    Cyndi I hope she does not need our permission for the blog, does she? You can tell her I have no problem at all if she wants to mention me. Will she be asking our permission personally? Please let me know. It's so thrilling!!

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:33:00 AM
    So very honored Cyndi and thank you all for your kind words. You Cyndi are truly an inspiration to me, your writing in it's depth and diversity is a rare gift. For you to even mention my name is, well, since you are a hero (not heroine lol) to me--pretty darn special. Love ya lots for everything you are--great writer, Mom, friend, and sassy little devil with the right amount of vulnerability mixed in!!

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:58:00 PM
    Craig so good, we are all truly blessed to have him share with us, great job again Dee. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:29:00 AM
    "Here, laughter rings around the memorial for exuberance must never be doused, Gloriously wrought, a sculpture of angels commiserates with each mourning house." A very nice poem. This verse is very beautiful but sad.

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:50:00 AM
    A beautiful sonnet for Craig, he is always the Hero, even here on the soup. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 10:21:00 PM
    Yes, I could get that sense of Craig essence in this sonnet. He is a "cornerstone of society" type of man!! Great juxtaposition that you used too.

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 4:12:00 PM
    Soup Mail- SOS!

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 11:53:00 AM
    this knocks me off my feet, soul sis; a true refection of craig.. unwavering, compassionate, and bold.. ohh your last lines, the volta, caps the whole sonnet... your series is unrivaled, cyn!.. will soupy you soon!.. huggs

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 5:36:00 AM
    Cyndi great sonnet, check out ( not on soup) Noel Petty "Air Raid Warning " I think you will be in for a fun surprise, I posted one in the same form many moons ago...and there are many others out there....David

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Craig is one of my favourite poets here..He does write from his gut and heart..I just love anything He writes..It always feels so real.Excellent tribute Cyndi.

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 2:02:00 AM
    Craig is one of my favourite poets here..He does write from his gut and heart..I just love anything He writes..It always feels so real.Excellent tribute Cyndi.

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 10:09:00 PM
    :-) Lovely, Cyndi. Craig is one of my fav poets. He will be honored by your lovely write.. I loved the first two lines...What a joy it can be to be oblivious to pain..suffering....and death. Having said that, I do feel for those who go through it all for love of country.....Lovely sonnet....