Tribute to Ricky Dan Ferguson
A day of rest, my friend,
Sunshine’s bright rays
Warm this May day.
The weary soldier’s boots
Are empty now.
He was a brave Marine soldier
And warrior, fighting all his life
For the freedom and love of his friends.
Then he succumbed to his mortal pain,
From his day fighting in the Tet Offensive,
Firing at a sniper in the Royal Citadel, in Vietnam;
When a sniper’s weapon
wounded him for life.
He took the drugs to end his daily pain;
Which worsened as the years passed.
His heart was bleeding tears of love
As his spirit gently left his mortal body.
Angels of light greeted him,
As he took one last look
At his now silent body.
Now, he dwells in the light of our creator,
No longer restrained by the pain
Of his mortal earthly existence.
Ricky Dan, thank you for sharing your love
And your life with me for awhile,
During your years as a brave freedom warrior.
You have given me the opportunity
and experience to know
the depths, and touch the heights
of true love known by soul mates
unlimited by human frailties.
You have reached out and made love to my spirit
While was my earthly body was quietly sleeping.
You persisted thru my dreams
To have me reach out to your best friend,
The other love of my life,
As he lives surrounded by concertina wire,
Serving an 18 years federal sentence
For growing marijuana,
Another Vietnam Marines soldier,
And warrior for our freedoms,
Who completed two tours in Vietnam,
And received a Purple Heart for his bravery.
On this Memorial Day 2009 and every day,
We should thank our U.S. soldiers, Freedom fighters,
For their continuing sacrifices
To make the United States once more
The freedom loving Democracy
Our founding fathers envisioned it would be.
© 2009, Jackie White