Tell Me

In Memory of Adam Ray

Column Post by Lisa Easterling

{A tribute to those who have given their lives for our freedom}


Tell me your stories, my brave-hearted friend,

Of all of the courage you’ve shown.

Tell me of battles and nights without sleep,

Of all of the heartbreak you’ve known.

Paint me a picture as seen through your eyes,

That mine have been blessed not to see,

Of all of the hardships you faced through the years

To help keep the rest of us free.

Tell me of letters you never could write,

Of blood shed and left in the sand;

Tell me, I beg you, of all of these things,

That I might, in some way, understand.

Tell me your thoughts as you look back through time,

Just a glimpse of the things that you feel.

Show me the scars you have borne for my sake,

For your wounds mean my freedom is real.

Please tell me your stories again and again,

Of dangers and perils you’ve met,

And allow me to thank you for all you have done;

Please, never let me forget.

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P.S. We’d love to know your thoughts; be sure to share in the comments section below. This month we will draw TEN winners from our commenters and the winners will receive one of these two  books, Hope for a Hurting Heart or To Let You Know I Care by our featured author this month, Cheryl Karpen


Lisa Easterling is a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area alongside her husband Steve, five children, and two grandchildren. A pioneer for home education in Florida, she has served in various areas of Christian ministry for the past 32 years. Lisa is a lifelong writer, editor, creative writing coach, and Site Director for Write Where It Hurts. Her favorite place to write is near the ocean, and she particularly loves helping others to fall in love with words. Lisa blogs at and can be reached by emailing

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