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RangerWinnie

Musings and Rhymes

ABOUT ME

I write to heal. I write to learn. I write to grow.

Better. Easier.
I am a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a dog dad, a friend, a builder, a coach, a Ranger, a human.

I am a survivor, a throwback, a success, a failure, a winner, a loser, a goldmine, a bust.

I am a writer. I am the poet. I am the words you eat...

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Three Things

Three things I learned from my very first breath: However well you do; next time you must do better yet. Do exactly as I say, but don’t...

Light and Darkness

Running and running and running Only ever serves to make us tired. Can’t even find the traction to escape This trough in which we’re...

Sharp as Knives

For EAW Sharp as knives, my thoughtless words slice, Cutting deep and easy as an assasin’s razor. It isn’t blood that flows but tears...

Marrow and Meat

Marrow and meat, breath and blood. Muscle and bone, soul and sinew. We were formed out of the fetid, stinking mud, And a spark that still...

The Journey

I’ve been exceptionally well traveled My whole life, from a child until now, Looking far and wide for something, Hoping far and near for...

The Fight

(Title courtesy of Jennifer Lacy) I am a soldier, an elite, hardened warrior Attacking my enemies with such vigorous fervor Extremely...

Sea of Tears

Driven by the breath of my Presence Sailing to my Freedom on a sea of tears. Sobs of remembered hurt and pain Bilged deep from within my...

COLD

Cold so deep, my bones hurt like a tooth ache, Toes, fingers, and nose numb and stabbed with pins. Breath curling above my head like...

Being

Getting to know myself Is a curious proposition. Harder than imagined & Not a task I fathomed Performing during my Late middle adulthood....

Plain and Simple

It is work, plain and simple. Choices, not just the easy shit, Define your day, even who you are. “It’s up to me, but am I up to it?” I...

Past Slipping By

The past keeps slowly slipping by, Out of reach, hiding beyond every yesterday, No escape from its perpetual journey. Tomorrow it will...

Strangers

Senses of You

I feel your soft touch, fingers trailing up my back, I see that special twinkle in your eyes, I hear a certain husky tone in your laugh,...

Mirage

The Path Forward (The Way of the Heart)

my failures, my hurts, my victimhood, my anger, my fear, my Heart? my presence, my trust, my forgiveness, my healing, my joy, my Heart!...

The Trek