Saturday, May 19, 2012

Peter A. Hornbach writes thought provoking poetry that seeks to lift the veil from the nature of reality, and the social world.   His poetry bestows upon the reader intellectual food for thought and an element of expressive emotion.  He has served in the United States Army, 10th Mountain Division/Afghanistan 2003/04.  He is a Commercial Diver, and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Kutztown University where he has written  anthropological papers on a variety of subjects.  His hopes are to go to Africa and work for the betterment of the people there after he has finished his degree in nursing.  Peter started writing at a very young age. He is the author of “The Final Inspection” featured on The Home Make-Over TV Show.  Mr. Hornbach wishes to lessen the suffering of the world, and to leave it a better place for having been here.  Writing for P.A. Hornbach is second only to breathing.  His writings express his deep feelings of life and the world as he sees it.   Peter A. Hornbach is a true wordsmith in every sense of the expression.

The Final Inspection

A soldier died and stood before God, as must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.

The Lord said, “Soldier, how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek, to my church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders and said, “No Lord I guess I ain’t,
Cause those of us that carry guns, can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays, at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I was violent, cause this world is awfully rough,

But I never took a dime that wasn’t mine to keep,
Although I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills just got too steep.

I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here,
They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears.

But if you have a place for me, it needn’t be so grand,
I never had or expected much, but if you don’t I’ll understand.

And there was a silence around the throne, where saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited for the judgment of his mighty God.

Suddenly the Lord said, “Step forward soldier! You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell.”

Peter Alexander Hornbach
All Rights reserved, Copyright 2002.
"Charles"  is a poem written about an MIA in Viet Nam, an American Soldier for which Elizabeth Kate Hornbach the author, wears a bracelet bearing his name. Charles is missing, but not forgotten. Elizabeth holds a degree in professional writing from Kutztown university.  She is an outdoor enthusiast.  Ms. Hornbach is the outdoor program Specialist for the Girl Scouts of America {New Jersey}, and also she is a 1st  LT. for the Civil Air Patrol in PA   She has done missionary work in a number of places throughout the world.  Elizabeth is now working on her Masters Degree in Out Door Education. Her intentions are to open her own school one day for children who learn in  a different way.  Elizabeth Kate Hornbach; making a difference in her path of life.


You were left to die
A caged animal
Withered and broken
A folded flag your only thanks

Scratched and faded
Your memory adorns my wrist
Letters etched into cold metal
Vanishing with time

In the jungle your bones remain
Decaying on enemy soil
Tossed aside and forgotten
Just another name on a wall

A vibrant red turned pink
Provokes a somber thought
Your blood is the crimson carpet
On which I freely walk

Elizabeth kate Hornbach Copyright 2000
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