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Edward Hujsak


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The solemnity in those eyes
runs deeper than one can imagine.
It goes back to the days he first
frequented campfires,
pledging in exchange for
an occasional bone
and the comfort of sleep
by the fireside,
that he would guard the children
and spell their parents,
when occupied in other matters.
He would hunt when the master calls,
stand guard while he sleeps.
He would make no judgment, ever,
in uncompromising loyalty.
The solemnity in those eyes tells you
he would die for you.
© by Edward Hujsak.
Used with the authorís permission.
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Edward Hujsak is a rocket engineer turned writer, artist, sculptor, and builder of fine furniture and musical instruments. A chemical engineering graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Edward worked on propulsion systems at General Dynamics during development of the Atlas and Centaur rockets. He was propulsion engineer on John Glenn's famous orbital flight and served as chief of preliminary design at General Dynamics Astronautics Division for ten years, accumulating more than a dozen patents in the aerospace field. Edward is the author of numerous published books and has written commentaries for a variety of journals and magazines, including Spaceflight, Space News, Machine Design, San Diego Reader and MAKE magazine. He lives in La Jolla, California.

 

 


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transitions:
You have captured it ~ dogs, the best of us, in your thoughtful, lovely poem. Judy
Posted 08/23/2012 10:59 AM
Larry Schug:
Dogs--the definition of nobility, loyalty and courage. Poets--the voices of those we really need to hear.
Posted 08/21/2012 09:16 AM
dotief@comcast.net:
Great poem! I've seen that look!
Posted 08/21/2012 08:42 AM


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