Poetry By Chuck



Missing image

No longer will I hear your words.
No handshakes to tighten the bond.

I fear that I will lose the memories.
Of a friendship grown so strong.

Always a laugh despite even tears.
Always a smile despite your years.

You've passed the test of life, my friend.
Passed with flying colors, beginning to end.

Now you fly with angels and friends.
On wings of glory, in the skies of the holy.

You've joined the ranks of heroes.
But a hero, you've always been.

Author notes

He started flying B29's during WWII.  Then flew B36's against the Koreans.  After the war, he joined Lockhead Aircraft Corp and then was recruited by the CIA.  Dick, was responsible for finding a Russian spy, now serving a Life Sentence, in the Lockhead "Skunk" works.   He also found a Isrealie spy who was then shipped home.  Dick was a man of many talents and attitudes, however his love of country was never in question.  Thanks Dick for all your loving service to our great country.
Written September 4th, 2004


  • One Poetic Heart gold member
    September 26, 2005
  •  awesome
    I felt the love you had for this wonderful soldier, TRULY REMARKABLE,to serve his country and then perish,such bravery of what I had just read, fantastic write, thank you for sharing these tragic,but yet memories of good and sad, Linda

  • wishintreeUK
    September 5, 2004

    Very good poem

    Tis so sad you have lost your good friend Chuck, however, the wonderful memories will live on, we owe so much to these ones whose courage stood the test of time. The background you have used goes so well with your graphic, your poem flows really well and takes your reader through your poem so easily. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. ~Katie~

  • Circuitsboard
    September 4, 2004
    I know the feeling. So many we've lost, so many we've buried. Sometimes, I think it is harder to be a survivor!
    It is good to know that they are remembered.
    Thank you.

  • MagicLady silver member
    September 4, 2004
    This is a wonderful tribute to someone that I can tell you loved very much. I am sure the lose is difficult of you. Being a wife to a military man, there are so many men that I have come to admire over the years. Thank you for this wonderful poem.


  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    September 4, 2004
    I'm so sorry you had to suffer the loss of your good friend and companion to your mother. I do hope that you both cherish the memories that you hold so dear and the chains of sadness loosen their grip so that once again life holds joy anew. This is a wonderfu tribute to a man I know you greatly admired. Beautifully penned!