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left

Never leave a man behind was our motto. As cliche as it was, it applied in all situations, whether it be in the classroom or on the battlefield. We stuck together, John, Joyce, Mark, and I. There are others, but we are the core. The core of our platoon. No pun intended.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 11.16.2011 @ 8:42 am

passionate

Passion is staying an hour after practice to work on your skills.
Passion is writing 50,000 words in one month.
Passion is not sleeping for three days in a row to achieve your dream.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.31.2011 @ 5:45 pm

husband

Strolling down the
flower festooned aisle
pretending that
we weren’t choking on bile

The priest read from
the Holy Book
the words washed over us
As we shared a look

“You may…”
We heard no more
and embraced and kissed
like we had to settle a score.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.31.2011 @ 7:46 am

sacrifice

BOM! BOM! BOOOM!
BOM! BOM! BOOOM!
GRAAAAHHHHH!

Quick, David…
Hide in the trees…
The forest will help you…

The procession grew
like a creeper on
a deserted
home
refuge
haven

A slack neck
and rolling eyes
Told me she
was dead
To the
land of
the living.

I ran, loincloth flapping
As the high priest came
Gold shoes tapping.
His warriors searched
But could not find
So he bashed their heads in
instead of mine.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.30.2011 @ 5:25 am

artistry

To be an artist means you are a master. A master has spent thousands of hours on their area of artistry. They have analyzed and imitated the works of their predecessors. They have poured blood, sweat, tears, and more into what they are trying to accomplish, which is perfection. They relish pain and challenge it to defeat them.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.27.2011 @ 8:14 am

advice

Advice is something we all need. It is not an additional vice, like the name suggests. It is something that makes us improve, so we can accomplish our dreams. Advice is what starts you on the right path; but it can also put you on the wrong one, too.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.15.2011 @ 1:46 pm

compassion

Compassion
Is near love.
It is a pillar
One of five.
The other four are
yours to
erect.
But
All humans
have compassion.
Love is
nothing without
compassion so
live like you’re dying
because…
you are.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.13.2011 @ 6:48 pm

spring

I learned the word for the smell of rain in the air today. But I forgot it. That is the essence of spring, the rain. An eternal cycle, never disrupted or change. How beautiful one can find simplicity of one can examine it.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.12.2011 @ 6:10 pm

conviction

Convicted he was,
without a doubt.
His shadow was long
As his chains dragged
across the floor.
He knew what was in store
But he didn’t want to purchase
A thing.
He didn’t have a dime
But still paid for his crime

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.12.2011 @ 7:12 am

Speak the truth and you shall speak with conviction.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.11.2011 @ 1:36 pm

stacks

Smoke stacks
Jokes and laughs
In a circle
passin’ round the pipe
playin’ at being natives
‘zzit worth the hype?

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.11.2011 @ 5:49 am

Stacks of paper line up on the beige carpet floor. Haphazard. Or organized chaos, as I fondly call it. This is my school work, meandering English and precise equations.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.10.2011 @ 5:31 pm

iron

He plunged the iron into the heart of the beast. This was the only way to vanquish the terrible monster. The hero stepped back; then knelt on the ground. A black hairy hand, the size of a dumpster lid, wrapped its gnarled fingers around the hero’s neck and squeezed. Iron protruded from the hero shortly after.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.09.2011 @ 1:59 pm

prosperous

“OCCUPY WALL STREET! OCCUPY WALL STREET!” Hundreds of protesters shout, yell, or scream their disappointment at the bankers, at the “masters”. Yet they use Apple laptops, and Apple’s shares are worth $400 per share.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.08.2011 @ 9:59 am

setting

The place where the action occurred. Sometimes the place is more important than the event. Keep in mind where you are can influence how you act, so act accordingly.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.06.2011 @ 4:48 pm

morality

Morality is not about abiding laws set by your country. It is about abiding the laws that you set for yourself. Morality is about doing the right thing for the right reason, not the right thing for the wrong reason.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.04.2011 @ 3:31 pm

romantic

Cliche. There is no illusion greater and more deceiving than romance. You think you have it, and then it is stolen. Ignorance is bliss. Remember your last kiss.

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.01.2011 @ 9:10 am

Romantic. Definitely a cliched word. People say they want to have romantic dinners, dates, and (insert word beginning with d). I want to have a FUN dinner, a FUN date. To hell with romantic, let’s party!

» Posted By Dave Mercer On 10.01.2011 @ 9:03 am

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