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October 24, 2017

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November 11, 2016
In thoughts of all those who have given all that could be given for our freedoms, our beliefs, our futures and in thoughts of their families, loved ones, friends and fellow soldiers. Thank You. We Will Remember

Etched in history's past hundred years
Is freedom's struggle forth
As nations stood allied to stand
To stop tyranny's closing doors
So many sons
Lay in far off lands
Never to return
Except in thoughts and memories shared
By their fellow soldiers, families, friends
What touches hearts still beating for
Those who stood that ground
Are those who shared their stories forth
Of a war that turned around
As years passed by
Nations share
A bond that cannot brake
Those who found freedom's door
Opened in their wake
Dear Lord, sons and daughters taught
Their children, of the past
Now years and years
So little's changed
Except the speed the news is passed
Yes war has changed
This past hundred years
As more and more have stood
Fallen near, that brethren strong
Freedom held so dear
I wish my tears could wash away
The reality war has shown
Shown to me, as one who cares
As one who's stood so near
One who allowed the tears to flow
As a mom talked and shared her love
For a fallen one
She held so dear
Now lifted high above
To continue caring, listening
As their daughters chatted so
And let me know
Of a love they held
For a dad who gave his all
His love
For his Nation dear
His all for a world to be
That which he would pass along
To his children strong and free
I stand with fallen angels
Their families, loved ones, friends
I stand with soldier bears who've heard
Over and over and over, again
I love you dad, I love you mom
I wish, you could come home
But now I know you look after me
From where ever angels go

By Roger Borchert For Remembrance Day 2016

My heart goes out to so many families who have shared with me, their journey to overcome such loss. My thanks to Britt and Sarah Stewart of Allan' s Angels Camp for introducing me to your soldier bears and letting me hear your dad say in his own voice good night to you even 3 years after his loss. My journey into 8 years of poetry and caring for the families of our fallen and wounded has taken so much of a bite out of me and left me so proud of our soldiers and their military families; I cannot turn away. Hugs to all: We Will Remember Them.

Roger, Eileen and The Borchert Family Morinville, Alberta
December 24, 2015
In thoughts of our fallen, their families, fellow soldiers, loved ones, and friends this Christmas 2015. May you enjoy the beauty, the wonder, and the miracles Christmas lays at our sides and in our hearts.

They stand nearby the window
Looking out through frost and fog
In hopes of seeing that miracle
That brings a loved one close
Their sighs in frosted vapor
Cling to that window pane
And will not melt
Until their heart, allows it to be felt
A moment, a special moment
A gentle thought recalled
Warms a heart
Fills a mind, with love once held so close
Oh Lord, I pray, their angel
Wanders close
Wanders near
For hearts, who held a soldier dear
Would see their loved one near
A child, a wife, a mom, a dad
A brother, sister, fellow soldier, loved one, friend
Would see the vision of one who stood
So proudly for all of them
I pray, Oh Lord, Our Canada
Feels their hearts, shares their tears
And holds them close, near beside
At this special time of year
For it is that time, when hearts break so
When hearts feel so much pain
For those they love
Those who gave
For a better world to save
I pray they view the value
Of the colours that appear
At this time, in Christmas joy
That brings us all so near
A special child
Found in love
For a world, held so dear
Walked among, mortal souls
Allowed a moment near
A moment of a lifetime
Albeit short, standing proud
Never flinched, never swayed
Towards a better world to save
Onward, onward, they have stood
Hold back tyranny or terror
In memory of one who shone
A light of Christmas Cheer
If we could just, but capture
A moment out of time
To share the glow of angels near
As a soldier left behind
All that was so sacred
All that held so dear
All that was the love of life
That held so many near
We would know that there, is more to life
Than each of us can give
It's seen within the window's glow
Through the frost on which it clings
As fond, fond memories melt its cold
And friends, loved ones, do recall
A Soldier as he wandered near
Near for all of us

By Roger Borchert

Wishing you all the Joy and Warmth Christmas has to offer. Know only; we just need to open our hearts to allow its's wonder to appear.

Merry Christmas
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
April 3, 2015
My poem for this Easter 2015

There are times respect
Grasps at the heart
For a gift so far beyond
Incomprehensibly stilled within the minds
Of those who've seen the light
So brightly shone within mind's eye
As real as life can bare
As heroes rode a highway home
Tears welled up within eyes
A nation stood, so near, to show
Their families, loved ones, friends
They weren't alone in sorrow's depth
As their loved ones returned home

On this, such special weekend
As hearts ponder a gift t'was given
To all mankind across our earth
From one who stood divine
A gift to grant a new birth
Believe in me, the message taught
He spread his good across the lands
Followed every step he took
He lived, he died, at the hands
Of those who could not see
The good he shared, the morals taught
The love that came to be
For all mankind forgiveness
For all another chance
For all to see each other
With a mutual respect
To pass along wherever roamed
A foundation of a world to be
He rose again from where entombed
To show, living, is more than life
It is how we live
What we give
During our moment here on earth

For centuries throughout history
There are those who are the beast
Who walk our earth immoral
Defile everything they see
Decimate, exterminate
Terrorize all within their path
Who do not share a vision held
In the mind, the beast has grasped
Easter weekend is about a love
Respect beyond compare
Passed on from one
Who stood, who gave
For a better world to come
Canada was founded
On this love passed along
A nation of mutual tolerance
And respect for all mankind
We are a collage of humanity
Evolved for a world to see
That mankind from a world surround
Can share a nation free
That rise to share this goodness
Stand across a world protect
A gift from those who make it so
Who stand to hold the beast

For all those who have stood, been wounded, or given their lives to foster this goodness across our world, we remain forever in your debt. May you know the light of eternal life shared and celebrated each Easter.

By Roger Borchert

Our hearts, Our tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family
Morinville, Alberta
December 23, 2014
For the Families of our Canadian Forces who lost a loved one during or due to their service for our nation, Christmas 2014

I have seen the frost the low clouds bring
As it rests on every branch
Glistens forth from each blade of grass
Paints pictures on the glass
Captured for a moment
Till sunshine's glow warms the chill
That froze each thought
The low clouds brought
As they wrapped around the soul
But the glisten, oh that glisten
Its sparkle shining forth
It brings the smiles, then the tears
As Christmas gathers forth
Lord our world is a reality
That spills what life unfolds
And those who've stood, those who gave
Are those we hold so close
Captured in a memory
Of a sibling, daughter, son, mom or dad
Who took that step, held out that hand
In a far off distant land
They took that step for Canada
For a whole wide world protect
And visit now at special times
As if they've never left
They are that sparkle that brings a tear
They are that laughter that brings a smile
They are that warmth now ever held so close
And at Christmas they're always near
Held forever in a heart's belief
Glowing brighter than the stars
That shines in eyes that hold them close
Throughout each Christmas time
Hang that special bulb upon the tree
The one that gleams and glows
That one that holds all Frosty shines
Glistening in the snow
For a special, special son was born
Who stepped forth to change a world
Who shared his life for all mankind
Brought forth hope of eternal life
So many tears at Christmas time
So many found in joy
So many smiles surround the tree
Each blessed Christmas morn

By Roger Borchert

We Will Remember Them. Wishing You All a Very Joyous Christmas and All the Best in the Coming Year
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
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