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                      Seasons of my life
The Spring of my life seem to pass so slowly.
The days were filled with youthful laughter and joy. Tricycles, puppy dogs, ice cream and striped candy sticks. Then kindergarten and grade school were soon to come and go!
Those were the days and I thought they would
never end but sadly end they did!
Summer came quickly as did the fleeting years that followed. Highschool football games, and young ladies with forgetful names. Fishing poles and swimming holes. And buddies’ I shall never forget.
Those were the days, and I thought they would never end, but end they did!
Then came the winds of war and off I marched with thousands of others, whose youth was quickly stolen forever in a jungle ten thousand miles away.
Bombs, bullets, flares, blood, death, mayhem and madness.
Those were the day and I thought they would never end, and they haven’t!
 Autumn of my life brought marriage two wonderful children and return of sanity, work and more work and heart felt tragedy death of my wife and son and an ocean of tears!
I thought those days would never end but end they did!
Winter is here and I have taken a new wife the love of my life and without her, the rest of my days would have been dark and dreary!
Twelve years have quickly passed, and we love each other more each fleeting day!
So, all in all after eighty-seven years. My life’s journey is in it’s finality!
I have few regrets and I am forever honored, for I have marched with heroes!
Jackie R. Kays

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