Goblin Poem

A world so dark

With black hearts

The goblins dwell

They steal and rob

A violent mob

It’s what goblins are

Deep down in caves

They capture slaves

Filthy goblin hordes

But two were born

To each other sworn

A pair of goblin brothers

They did not fit in

They had love within

For their goblin brother

Yet the goblin town

Sought to take them down

Destroy the goblin brothers

Live on

A flag raised high fluttering in the wind calls

And begs that some defend its colors

Far from the theaters and shopping malls

Men and women support each other

And the heat of desert sand or jungle rain

Stinging the souls of those who answered

So many would run, but our heroes remain

Enemies jeering, our soldiers undeterred

Explosions and bullets a tornado of death

Seeking to extinguish the fire in our lives

That monster of war stole some of their breath

Some of our heroes sacrificed and died

Yet they live in our hearts and in our minds

We cannot forget that they lived for us

Never let go of the love that binds

Though all flesh melts, bones turn to dust

Eli birthday poem

For 15 years you’ve grown

Stronger will and stronger bones

And now so tall and lean

You’re my reflection I’m seeing

So I wish the best for you

Though you don’t need to fill my shoes

For you’ll be your own man

And I’ll support you all I can

And try to teach you to thrive

To celebrate every day of life

I trust that one day you’ll see

You’ll be a greater man than me