Friday, August 20, 2021

Dark Thoughts

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I feel the need to have a sword close at hand. Too much darkness on the horizon, too many wanting to tear down this country that so many have built. The enemy within is the worst of all.

I was trying to remember a song which fits my current mood and outlook.

This is it...


Broadsword - Ian Anderson

I see a dark sail on the horizon
Set under a black cloud that hides the sun

Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding
Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman

Get up to the roundhouse on the cliff-top standing
Take women and children and bed them down

Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding
Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman

Bless with a hard heart those who surround me
Bless the women and children who firm our hands
Put our backs to the north wind, hold fast by the river
Sweet memories to drive us on for the motherland

I see a dark sail on the horizon
Set under a black cloud that hides the sun

So bring me my broadsword and clear understanding
Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman

So bring me my broadsword and a cross of gold as a talisman



It's a travel day, back to the shores of Narragansett Bay after a nice trip down to see the kids in Maryland. Not sure if I'll post Saturday or not...

So Beans, if you wish...




22 comments:

  1. It has been days...and you nailed it.

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  2. Bit partial to The Cruxshadows "Winterborn" but yours also fits the bill Sarge, both are fell songs for fell days.

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  3. Safe travels on your return. Hurricane watch in effect from the Connecticut border to Cape Cod. Enough to distract us from the Deja Vu involving the sandbox area. Old Guns

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  4. Safe travels, Sarge. Great song. Fits my mood to perfection.

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    1. We're home, battening down for that raging Frenchman!

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  5. “Lo, there do I see my father.
    Lo, there do I see my mother,
    and my sisters, and my brothers.
    Lo, there do I see the line of my people,
    Back to the beginning!

    Lo, they do call to me.
    They bid me take my place among them,
    In the halls of Valhalla!
    Where the brave may live forever!”

    - The Thirteenth Warrior

    Safe Travels Sarge. And yes, it is that kind of mood.

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  6. They have not won. I will not surrender. I will stand with my comrades. I continue to prepare.
    -Barry

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  7. Broadsword indeed. Recently picked up one of these--

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018441862?pid=898760

    Got it zeroed last week.

    I remember. I remember as my wife and I babysit our six month old grandson. I remember and a fire burns inside to still be here when he is old enough for me to tell him of sacrifice of those who came before, so he can remember.

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  8. our glorious leaders have done to the nation what has been done to my church.

    I have been, am and always will be an American Citizen.

    Them? Not so much.

    Got the subtle clue, boss. Hope things are a-okay on the trip back and at home.

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    1. We recovered at home base around 1730 local.

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  10. Sarge, watch out for that (probably) inbound (potential) hurricane. The current best-guess track has it coming ashore at Newport RI on Sunday afternoon/evening.

    Maybe hang out in Maryland for a few days first?

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    1. Staying in Maryland would have been an option, but we needed to be home.

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  11. Saw a meme...Now you know what the funding fathers meant by "Enemies foreign and DOMESTIC."
    Yup, now we're seeing it.

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