book is in publication! So many heroes to thank for what we have now! Thank you Jan for bringing their stories to us! Visit
www.booksurge.com or www.vanishingheroes.com if you would like a copy.
If you know a veteran, Visit with them
and ask them for their stories. I thank them for their service to our world.
Seldom Seen, A scarecrow's dream I hang in the hopes
of replacement Castles Tall, I built them all But I dream that I'm trapped in the basement.
And if you ever hear
me calling out, And if you've been by paupers crowned, Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found.
I've made, A masquerade Fading in fear of the coming day Heroes' tales, Like nightingales Wrestle the wind as they
And if you ever hear me calling out, And if you've been by paupers crowned, Between the worlds of men
and make believe I can be found.
Garden Gate, An empty plate Waiting for someone to come and fill. Scarecrow's
dreams, like frozen streams Thirst for the thaw, But they're running still.
And if you ever hear me calling out, And
if you've been by paupers crowned, Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found. Dan Fogelberg - ScareCrow's
A song I expect to be played at my final demise....this is the most special of all songs, of all feeling, ever
written in a song. The words are unique, but the feeling of the music behind the words makes it the ultimate perfection of
sound and words...for me.
To all my friends and family..moments are not forgotten
the corner I have a friend, In this great city that has no end, Yet the days go by and weeks rush on, And before
I know it, a year is gone. And I never see my old friends face, For life is a swift and terrible race, He knows I
like him just as well, As in the days when I rang his bell. And he rang mine but we were younger then, And now we
are busy, tired men. Tired of playing a foolish game, Tired of trying to make a name. "Tomorrow" I say! "I will call
on Danny, Just to show that I'm thinking of him." But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes, And distance between us grows
and grows. Around the corner, yet miles away, "Here's a telegram sir," "Danny died today." And that's what we get
and deserve in the end. Around the corner, a vanished friend.
Remember to always say what you mean. If you love
someone, tell them. Don't be afraid to express yourself. Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you. Because
when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late. Seize the day. Never have regrets. And most importantly,
stay close to your friends and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today.
In Loving Memory of Clifford Bishop – the Brightest Soul
With a wave of your hand, you’re
in a fairy tale land. A princess in an ivory tower, possessor of mystical powers. To bring, bring the knight’s fighting,
for her favors.
With a toss of your hair, you’re riding a white mare. Through forests primeval, to castles medieval. Keeping
an eye out for, hearts to steal.
Like a child plays charades, your dreams are tailor made. Deep in your crystal
ball, you hear the witches call. Casting your spells over, one and all.
And with a change in the song, you know
it won’t be long. That you’ll be all the rage, of music and the stage. Singing the songs, the songs, of our age.
living in a fantasy girl, A queen in your own little world Listening to the voices in the wind.
Does it tell
you When the dream will begin, Does it tell you when the dream will begin.
Words by Toni, Music by Me Circa 1983
Winds are certain at the first,
unsure the next. Sleep softly, I am near you. Feel the clouds, and breathe the air. My love is here to guide you.
a minute woman, watch your past. What does it mean to be so Free for all, she walks lonely still. One day has gone,
to night again.
All fires that men may start, burn lower still to die. Alone on darkened-skies, you wonder why. Yet
the light of life survives the day. It holds the truth, a flaming brand. (this verse is derived from a book that I read)
then the morning comes, bringing with it song. Oh, the only thing uncertain, in being is Life and death, work and strife. Yet
so unknown, so many know, but can’t tell. Take the night flight, the night flight..
The following are those special words that mean so much
to me. "They have said it better than I could ever say"
I thought there was no reason For all these things I do But
the smile that I sent out returned with you.... a small part of one song from.......... The Doobie Brothers...The Captain
and Me album
At the first bell of the day They rise up from where they lay And look down with the promise in
their hands A promise to get out This ain't what it's all about There's always lots of reasons for their plans When
that golden sun shines through There's always one more thing to do Just one more stab into the wishing well
getting out, I'm holding on I'm hanging in, the time is wrong And every morning brings another reason A piece of
cake, no lion share Just one more dice and you'll be there That golden bridge is just around the bend
is another day The money junkie fades away That golden bridge is just around the bend
Ain't that just what they
always say - Chris Rea, The Road to Hell
You tell me that I must perish, Like the flowers
that I cherish. Nothing remaining of my name, Nothing remembered of my fame. But the gardens I planted still are
young, And the songs I sang will still be sung.
The above words were published in the first pages of the book "Aztec"
by Gary Jennings circa 1980. The words are a poem or a song by a Toltecan Prince. I have chosen this, as my epitaph.
I am being rather bold with this but I have been asked
the question: In the upper left corner of this home page, you will see "Lion-Hearted Duke". It is derived from my
family name which means DUKE: German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho,
from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’, a calque of the Byzantine title stratçlatçs ‘general’, ‘commander’, from Greek stratos
‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’).
My given name Richard, I have assocaiated with the first and only Richard of my family: Richard
I Born: 8 September 1157 Best Known As: Richard the Lion-Hearted Therefore: Lion-Hearted Duke
Not so dis-associated:
My Great-Grandmother was from Scotland and her family name MAY have been TAYLOR....this is the middle given name of every
male in my family for five generations.