in War Poems
I've been hunted by the enemy and held my breath,
I've listened to it playing all around me, the melody of death.
Silence is the prelude, but it won't last long.
Jodi M. Kucera lives on the eastern plains of Colorado in a farming community, and she loves it there. She is married to her best friend and is a mom to four amazing kids. Jodi is a long-distance runner (how could she not be with those views?). She also bakes and decorates custom cakes.
Jodi is the daughter of an Army Sergeant who taught her love and respect for her country. He’s the reason she started writing. When she found out the month of May is Military Appreciation Month, she started sending “thank you for…” messages every day that were in relation to his service.
One of those messages was her poem “The Life of a Soldier,” and she’s been hooked ever since. After her dad passed away, she began writing a lot more about the experiences he shared with her and showed them to other vets in her life. With quivering chins, they began to share their own stories with her, so naturally, she began writing for them. She wanted to give them a voice to the things they were afraid of being judged for or to offer some sense of understanding of the ghosts that still haunt them. Jodi will write about anything and everything, but the veterans are where her heart is.
The honor guard stands sentinel and stiff-backed.
Their tears silently fall, for their brotherhood was forged in combat.
One of their own will be laid to rest,
Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much. I have put together a manuscript and have submitted to a couple of places where I did get contract offers, but they weren't what I...
Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much. I have put together a manuscript and have submitted to a couple of places where I did get contract offers, but they weren't what I was looking for, but I will keep looking.
Oh Jivana, I'm so sorry. In the times of wondering what he'd say or the longing of his embrace, hold onto those memories you have of him because no one can take those away from you. My heart goes out to you.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know grief but not the grief of losing a child. I can't imagine all you have gone through and continue to go through as I'm sure you think of your precious girl daily. Hugs and prayers.