A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about a friend.




August 20, 1988

Children of the woods and fields,
Ranger children all,
Seeking, searching, trying to save
The lives of pilots,
Crashed in the woods.
All our time, all our lives,
We give all our selves
To the search for life.
Strength, courage, honor, and faith,
Skill, training, stamina, and steadfastness,
These are the ingredients
For what we are.
A body, a heart, a mind, a soul,
These are made
To be a Ranger.
Children of the woods and fields,
Trained forever to save lives,
We are Rangers all.

For Barry.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..