I am a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  I served as a helicopter Search and Rescue crewman.  I currently work at a VA Hospital in the Midwest continuing to serve our veterans.  I have always had this passion to help others and I hope to do my part in helping to make our world a better place before I leave it.  Writing poems has always given me an outlet to share my passion with others.  I believe that we can be all we were created to be if we keep our passion, that fire burning within our spirits.  I look forward to sharing and hopefully getting to know some of you, my fellow poets.