A clean white suit and a fancy tie
heels six inches high….it doesn’t matter
Mud-stained boots, ripped-out jeans
Sat night, the same old scene…
Stock markets up then its down
Who cares, I can’t afford to drown… my sorrows
One is black, another’s white
The same old game night after night
Don’t know whats right, don’t know whats wrong
My hearts so sick, my visions gone
Confusion screams inside my soul, there’s got to be more,
I haven’t been told what really matters
Suicides on the rise
But wait, what’s this? Hopes in the wind?
Healing the wounds inside
Feelin so small
Pride takes a fall
Something stirring and it matters
Icy hearts begin to thaw
Truth is getting through
With every breath, and heartbeat too
Messages sent to you
Hadn’t seen, couldn’t hear
Deaf dumb and blind in time
Now I know the love of you it’s getting very clear
Mending takes time, steady and slow
The one thing that I know?
Help me now, it’s all I’ve got
I never really knew
You cared about my brokenness
I can be made brand new
It matters…you matter, I matter it’s true
Waking up, miraculous… Lovin’ you
For 43 years, Dennis and Diana Nickell shared their lives, passion, and hearts. Dennis, a Vietnam Combat Veteran who dealt daily with the aftermath of his 14 months in-country, spent his later years reaching out to Veterans, their loved ones and tried to help share why you should never give up. Sept, 12th, 2021 Dennis joined his brothers in arms in heaven, who never had the chance to have the life he fought for daily, and his wife Diana still carries on the mission of educating, enlightening, and encouraging those who have paid such a heavy price for freedom.
Dedicated to ALL, first responders, and heroes, Diana has found peace in the wealth of her family and her faith. YouTube series Surviving Vietnam can be accessed freely at https://www.survivevietnam.com/
“Quiet Place” first appeared in Breaking Chains, written by Dennis Nickell.
All rights are reserved, for created content shared about their amazing journey, including original poetry by Diana. Feel free to contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.