A Good Example

Ronald Bunch 1982 (Grand Rapids)

Darkness pursues,
Whether you’re ready,
Or not, it’s the blues.
Turn on the TV.

And watch the news.
You see the cues.
See how it’s mostly bad,
The tossed is sad.

Whether it’s 9/11
Or some other thing,
They won’t let you forget,
At least there is grit.

A shadow covers it all.
All of the heroes stand tall.
They risk their lives
Like thrown knives.

Will it hit an apple?
Or will the hero topple?
God is thankful
And to heaven they fly.

Whether it’s good or bad,
God is sure glad.
Shadow or not,
They are a good example.
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Submitted by RonaldBunch on March 11, 2024

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Ronald Bunch

Ronald Bunch is a dedicated and passionate writer with a deep love for the art of poetry, science fiction, and fantasy. His commitment to his Catholic faith and his work is inspiring. His interests include writing, reading, social media, weight lifting, and riding an exercise bike. He enjoys reading a wide range of genres, including poetry, fantasy, science fiction, Catholic books, writer/author biographies, writing tips, self-help, and fiction. Ronald’s life and work are deeply influenced by his religion, his love for writing, and his dedication to his craft. His journey as a self-published author who writes six days a week, copywrites, drafts, edits, and advertises his own work is commendable. His personal life, including his volunteer work at Kids Food Basket, his devotion to God, and his love for pizza and cats, adds a unique touch to his identity as a writer. His upbringing in Catholic schools and his birthplace, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1982, have also shaped who he is today. more…

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