Young Johnnie waiting to go home.(1992 photo)
Thanks for following my blog! Your blog looks fantastic, I’m looking forward to your posts
Hi John, thanks for the follow.
You are welcome.
Wow! Some great stuff! Thanks for sharing and thanks for ‘liking’ and following my blog too. Never stop writing! Karen
I am so happy to have discovered your blog, John Coyote! Your stories and poetry are from your lovely heart…and this makes them so much meaningful and special to read…you write from your experience! Beautiful blog….thank you for your “follow” and I am “following” you now also!
I hope to read more of your work also. Thank you for reading and your comment. Give me reasons to keep writing.
Oh please, never stop! I am going to write to St. Joseph School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. I think the Native American students there should read your blog! YOU would give them so much hope with your writings!
Thank you so much for following my blog!
Thank you for dropping by my blog and following.
so I see that you want to go to India …let me know if any tips required.. Nice to meet you here and read your beautiful poems
I hope within five years. Hard time in the USA. India is a old place with mystery and things to learn. Good to meet you.
From what I gather, it is indeed hard there. Take a look at ‘Reflections in a Petri Dish’, via Google, he has several blogs and has recently been staying in India himself. You may already have found the guy…if not, take a look. Fabulous music as well as poetry and mad dog musings!
Thank you for following and comments and likes, and most of all, your service!
Thank you for your kind words. I do appreciate.
Thank you for following my blog which will resume life very soon. Another more diverting one ( book and poetry extracts) is involution-odyssey.com I am sorry it took some time to register your visit…a confusion of email accounts!
Woaw!!! Did you just follow me? Yep you did!!! Thank youuuu!!! I just read a few of your poems and I gotta say, I loooooooove!!! returning the love by following back. Yaaaaayyyy!!!!✌✌✌
I enjoyed your site. I will return. I work a strange schedule. Four 13 hours day than four days off. I hope to read more of your work.
Haha! Well, strange in deed! Me too, I looooooove them! Hope to read more enjoy your day! ✌
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award http://soadhachami.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/i-got-nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you for the nomination. I do appreciate.
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Thank you for the comment. I appreciate.
Hello there!! I am presenting you with this award, please accept on my behalf and thank you for your inspiting posts.
Thank you Renee for the award. I do appreciate.
WOW, you read my blog? Furthermore, you like my posts? Thank you kindly for the compliment.
I like your blog. They feel alive and true. Best kind of photos and tale.
WOW, you read my blog? What a compliment. Thank you.
I like to read. Many reasons. One to learn and another to keep the mind strong. Thank you for stopping by. Goal of people who write. Is to be read and enjoyed. Good to had met you.
P.S. I’m moving all my content on Reflections to a new blog at thewritofimagination.wordpress.com . Please follow there. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing these memories, photos, and poetry with us. You are very inspiring to all of us.
Hey John i like your blog and the way you write interesting anwei i nominated you for a Leibsteraward hope you donot mind kindly chek it out at keep up the gud work.
Thank you for reading my blog. Can’t wait to read more of your writing.
I appreciate you reading my story and poetry. I believe best honor for the live or writer’s of the past. Is to read their words.
Somehow you almost make the art of the camel ride look comfortable.
I was afraid. Camels are very mean.
John, my partner is a veteran as well. Where were you stationed?
I was station in many places. Started at Fort Ord, Ca, then Germany, Fort Hood and Fort Steward. A few trips to the middle east. My job was gas and water. I followed the tanks divisions.
Thank you for your service. Glad you made it home safe.
The wars I was in. We did our missions and went home. A Army policing a dangerous area. That is a scary mission with people in countries who dislike you. I pray we bring the Soldiers home. Safe and sound. USA can’t police the world. Thank you for the comment.
Hi and thanks for stoppoing by my blog! I have been away and now I’m back, so thank you! Have a great weekend! Hugs Paula xx
Hi John came here from soumyav
you have so much warmth in your lovely sphere.
Wish you a lovely day ahead
Hi I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award! Thanks for brightening up my days with your blogging.
Thanks for the like and for following.my blog. It is great to see your work. Thank you for connecting!
Good to meet you also.
Thanks for following my blog. I’ve enjoyed the chance to see what you’ve been up to with your words. Alice
Thank you Alice for stopping by. I do appreciate.
I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
The rules of the award are at: http://otrazhenie.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you for the like and follow, I really appreciate it. I’ve only just started exploring your blog, and I’m fascinated already. Have a great day!
I’m everywhere. I use Facebook sometime. I don’t like the format. I’m mainly on Writer’s cafe. I was bouncing around sites tonight and saw your poetry. Good to meet you.
Pleasure’s all mine.
Many thanks on the follow! I’ll be following you now as well. Awesome blog by the way!
Lovely blog. Lovely poetry. Thank you for sharing your words with us.
Thank you Karen for the kind words. I enjoy your blog also. Always a journey into thoughts and something to ponder upon.
Tag your it! Time for your award! Come and get it!
I’m afraid I’ll be offering you more than one, I hope you
The words of your blog are wise because they often remember we are at the same time immortal and eternal. Thanks for visit my blog.
Thank you visiting my blog also. Words and photos are proof we had lived and loved once.
Thanks for liking and fallowing my blog and poems. o-O*
Thanks John for the likes and the follow. may your year be filled with blessings and promises.
Hi John, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:
I nominated you for the versatile blogger. http://birchpoet.wordpress.com/awardsnominations/
Thanks for reading and writing!
Thanks for the truth in your words, John. Many blessings to you and yours this new year.
I wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://ichosetolive.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination/The link will lead you to the guidelines if you would like to participate. Thanks for being a great inspiration, not only to me, but to many people that visit this blog. God Bless!
Happy new year to you too Paul…., may lots of happiness be yours.Thanks for your beautiful thoughts and illustrations this year.
All the best,
Love your poems, they are really inspiring
Thank you for reading my poetry and the comment. Have a great New Years. Have fun and be safe.
Thank you for honouring my work with the like and follow. Blessings.
Thank you for following my blog. Have a great day.
Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Reality Blog which I hope you will accept. Your link is here: http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/thank-you-again/
Thank you Carolyn for the nomination.
I nominated you for The Liebster Award. http://justcassie.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/liebster-award/
Thank you Cassie for the nomination.
It’s wonderful to find you here John.
I have been here for 4 months. I like the many good writers here. I do most of my writing on Writer’s cafe. A lot of Myspace went there three years ago and directed me there. Good to find a old friend.
Nice blog John! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”.
I have nominated your blog for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award.
The rules of the award are at
Well deserved! Enjoy
Thank you for liking my posts and in turn leading me back to your blog. Your poetry is beautiful.
Thank you for your comment and stopping by. I do appreciate.
Thanks for liking my posts and following my blog!
thanks for visiting my blog, shall be in touch
Namaste, John. Thank you ^j^
Thanks for stopping by and the follow … i am following you as well !
Blog of Year Award 2012
Thanks for the like and sharing your poetry.
Thank you for following my blog and reading my stories. Like you I enjoy getting out some of the pain, angst, and healing I have done. I feel inspired to put up some of my poems after seeing yours.
Poetry allowed us to release the good and bad pain. I hope to be able to read your poetry.
Hello John. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking and following. Poetry and music are the languages of the soul. Like you I enjoy travel and I’ve been traveling quite a bit to South America and hope to travel even more next year. Thank you for your military service too John. Our freedom is a precious gift.
Thank You for stopping by my blog i look forward to enjoying yours Bradley
Thanks for following my blog! I look forward to reading yours as well!
Thank you for the recent like on my blog and for your support!
Powerful work John.
Thanks for stopping by “Unwalled” and deciding to follow; I am truly honored. All the best!….Kim
Hi, You have been nominated for a One Lovely Blog award – see details at http://once4always.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/nominated-for-one-lovely-blog-award/ .enjoy your award.
Hey, I nominated you for an award
John, thanks so much for visiting my site and deciding to follow along. I’m looking forward to exploring your poetry.
Thank you for stopping by. Good to share thoughts and photos. Nice to meet you.
Wow-your writing is beautiful! I have enjoyed sitting here tonight and reading through your poetry of stories. Truly, some of them brought tears to my eyes. I look forward to reading through some more of your work. Thank you for sharing!
You are very kind. Thank you for reading my story and poetry.
Hey Poet, your poems are really good. Glad I stopped by.
John, Thank you brother for serving!
Thank you for the kind words. Was a family tradition.
Did you get the chance to see what Chef wrote on my comments page, about your powwows?
Hope that this can help?
It did. Thank you for coming back and sharing the information.
Thanks for follow and I enjoyed reading your post!
I like the photo of you on a camel. I’ve always meant to ride a camel. One day…
Thanks for following my miracles blog. Appreciate it!
Camel are mean and nasty. Must be hard and tough to control a camel. I had a Arab man keeping the animal from spiting at me his acid spit.I enjoyed my time in the Middle East. I met only kind and generous people.
Thanks for following; looking forward to reading your work. Leo
Thank you for taking the time to read and like ‘If only everyday was beach day’ and thanks for following my blog. You’ve written some really poignant poetry. I look forward to reading more.
Thank you John for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will find it entertaining and fun! – B
Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed your photos and poetry. Thank you.
;Thanks for sharing your heart and your thoughts about the real world. Your powerful words rise to the sky and are magnified wherever you travel.
Thank you for your kind words. We need to share our experiences. Maybe change one life to a better one. Need more people who enjoy writing, art and creating. Would be a better world.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and follow!
Thank you for following givemeadaisy! I see you started out from Michigan and then to California, just like me. Now I’m in Albuquerque where I met an artist named Daniel Ramirez, a Saginaw Chippewa, who once lived across the street from the house where I was born. Small world. I enjoy your poems. Thank you for sharing them.
Good to meet you. I’m 1/2 Ojibwa. I ended back in Michigan and I appreciate your reading my story and poetry. Thank you. I like California. But call of the family brought me home again.
Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award. If you’d like to accept you can read more about it here: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2012/10/17/beautiful-blogger-award-nomination/
Thank you. I do appreciate the nomination.
Thanks John-glad you’re still visiting. Patricia
Thank you for all the “LIKES” on my drawings/art! I truly truly appreciate it! So very pleased to meet you. Love poetry; especially the Beat stuff…you know, Kerouac, Ginsberg, et al. Cheers!
Thank you for being on my blog.Its such a wonderful experience your poems .they reflect a sense of solidarity and humanity in all
John, thanks as always for your great comments. I hope you’ll keep following my blog as you never know what’s going to turn up Patricia
Thank you for following! It is great to have you stop by.
Hi,thqnks for following.
I see you like INDIA, You may also like my other blog at http://www.lakesideindia.wordpress.com which tells of my life in this beautiful country
I have done a lot of traveling. My dream is to travel to India. I have known many people from India. I like the desire for education and they were very kind to me. The country had great history and belief. Good to meet you.
You write such poignant, beautiful, heartfelt poetry. Thanks so much for following me and for introducing me to your poetry.
Thanks for following us and for sharing your poetry. The voice is so unusual; spare and almost elemental. It really catches in the mind and heart. I look forward to reading more of you and your comments on The Brass Rag.
Thank you for your comment. I believe no-one write or think the same. I hope we all just want a good world for all of us to share.
Hello. I don’t know whether you will read this or not, but… it’s just strange for you liking my blog, and especially a post which is not in English. I am reading your posts, but I cannot find any clue which would make me think you understood what you liked. Please tell me I am wrong.
Your posts are interesting, though, but I am just a bit… sceptical about people who come and follow my blog, and then press “like” to the first post, that’s all.
Have a nice day!
I was station in Europe and Asia with the military. I love to travel and one day be able to do again. Thank you for the translators. Allowed us with weak skills in language to read and learn. I did write and speak Spanish and German many years ago. Too many year of not using allowed skills to be forgotten. I read and write poetry and story in many places. I roam looking for interesting topics for my poetry and story. I was lucky and found your site. Thank you for stopping by. Our world is becoming smaller. Internet allowed people from the four corners of our world to communicate. Here is the USA. Our media is bias. You must seek knowledge from Asia, Africa and Europe to know the real truth.
Thank you for the like on Piano Island, really appreciate it. Very impressed by your writing!
Thanks for the follow. I’ve read just a few of your poems just now and thot Sins of the Father was really good. Can’t wait to read more. Following now so I won’t miss any
Hi johncoyote, good news, I have nominated you for the Tell Me About Yourself Award!
The rules are at
thanks for the foillow, john. i’m an old goat too. not a war veteran, but i spent 2yrs on the DMZ between N and S.Korea in the mid ’80s. i’m curious as to what your MOS or job specification was in the military? anyways, thanks again fro stopping by PurposefulPruning
I was water and gas for 7 years. A supply Sgt. for 8 years. I spend time on the DWZ. Wasn’t too much fun. Good to meet you.
thank you for your service and God Bless you and your family
I read some of your stuff..and you got me tearing up….not sure why it hits so close to home…but thanks
Thank you for reading. I appreciate. All of us learn the pain of life and death. We are always learning and if we are lucky. Getting smarter.
Why am I tearing when I read this stuff of yours….I don’t even know why it hits me so close…thanks..
Thanks for stopping on the ol’ blog. I love your portrayals of real raw moments. They’re beautiful.
Thanks for liking and following my blog. Look forward to reading more of your work.
What an interesting blog. I love your Ancient warrior poem.
I’m 1/2 Ojibwa. I believe we must understand our heritage. I believe we must live together in peace with nature and with each other. The world is becoming smaller. Thank you for reading my story and poetry.
Thanks for the blog follow – it is very kind of you! I like the pics above – curious, where was the pic of you in fatigues taken?
In Saudi Arabia. My last day in Saudi Arabia after Gulf war one. Thank you for stopping by.
Impressive indeed! Thanks John, for the inspiration, profound musings and well-crafted poetry, thank you! And more power!
Hi !!! Thanks for visiting my blog.Following you to keep in touch.
Congratulations, I just nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you. I appreciate the nomination.
Hi John – thank you for visiting my blog. Your writing is very interesting indeed. Perhaps, with your permission, I could look at some of your poems with my literature students?
I would be honored. Thank you.
Thanks for the like and follow on my blog. While I may not post poetry such as you do, I do write and post up my ideas.
Good to meet you. I will add you to my tumblr. tonight. Good to meet people who write and think. Life are lessons to make us wiser and appreciate what we have.
I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award, see the link on my blog http://wp.me/p2DnTA-a9 good luck!!!
Thank-you, johncoyote, for reading my post about writers’ groups and subscribing to my blog. After reading your posts and poems, the themes of freedom and humanity chime in your words. I believe, as you do, that words are agents of change. Poets and writers during the 60s were the catalysts for social change when their words settled in the hearts of the people. Leonard Cohen is a fine example.
Bloggers have an obligation and a opportunity to effect change, too. Then as now, words will settle in the hearts of the collective. Keep writing.
Here’s a way to reach an international audience with your words – http://www.museodelapalabra.com/en/short-tales-contest/3-edition/participation-form
Good luck and God speed..
I just wanted to say how wonderful and thought-evoking your poems are. Thanks for reading my poetry!
Thank you for following my blog! I look forward to your stories.
hey i found you!!! i finally decided to use your username with the wordpress.com so viola here i am! wow you have some great posts.is that you in the first one sitting outside some shops? handsome lol…i’m bad…sorry…’hangs head’ thanks for following my blog
Thank you for the kind words. Photos are old. I need to add some updated photos. I like your site. I like the herbal cures and old ways. Easier on the body and the mind.
Cool blog! Thanks for following mine.:) I’m also on Twitter – @holliegraceanne. Happy blogging!:)
Many thanks for following! I really enjoyed visiting your blog!
Hi John, pleasure to “meet” you.
Thank you for visiting and following my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking so many of my posts. I appreciate your enthusiasm … Your poetry is very moving. It is obvious you have seen and experienced a lot of pain and horror. War is a terrible thing. That you are able to use poetry as a catalyst for healing speaks of your tender heart and resilience. … All the best to you on your healing journey … Be well, Dorothy
Yes, another art form that I will follow and thank you for your visit and follow.
Hey John, thanks for the like!!!
Are the two men in the pictures same man?
And, thanks for liking my post and following my blog.
Yes. Same man in two different worlds. Saudi Arabia and California.
Hi, thanks for your subscription to my blog! Welcome
thanks for your recent like and for following my India Journal blog: http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com I look forward to exploring here as well as your blog looks moving and genuine. Not something easy to find these days. You might like to check out one of my other blogs also containing lots of photos but inspirational and interesting life journey posts as well. http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com
with love light and JOY
My dream is to travel to India. The old culture and cities would be a pleasure to be able to see and roam. I enjoyed your the description and the photos of your journey.
dreams come true. Mine did…you can read about it here: http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/manifesting-reality-part-ii-the-role-of-faith-or-how-i-find-myself-living-in-india/
look forward to seeing photos from YOUR dream!!
with love light and JOY
Kin; like family. Should I say you are like family, John Coyote? Is there a reason you feel familiar? Is there a reason I recognize you, even though I’ve never seen you before? Maybe, maybe not.
You feel tired, John, weary like death itself. You feel cold to the touch, your skin clammy and your eyes half-closed. Yet….
You live, you walk, you write and the words bring truth that can’t be undone.
There is a bond between all people and it’s one that can’t be broken. Can’t be severed with fist, knife or bullet. Can’t be crushed beneath boot, wheel or tread. It is one that war won’t ever destroy, no matter how many lives it takes. Am I speaking nonsense, John?
Maybe. I do tend to ramble.
I am getting rather ahead of myself.
Thanks for reading my blog and my poetry. Poetry is as much a raw part of me as any of my stories. I’m glad you found a few poems you enjoyed. I’ve– perhaps it’s wrong to say I’ve enjoyed your work. I’ve experienced your work. Let’s say that much instead. I like it. Let’s also say that. It speaks truth where it needs to be spoken, and holds a sadness to it that I can only just understand. That is what it is. And we are what we are.
Thank you so much for the follow and the like. Lovely words and photos.
John, thank you for sharing your moving and poignant poetry. The emotions you convey are very real and raw.
Thank you for checking out Travel Oops and for following!
Hi, thank you for the like on my post =) Interesting poetry you have here
I enjoy your work. Have linked to you via my blog.
John … you came by my little Lantern, and so I come to visit as I normally do when somebody I did not encounter before pass by the Lantern. And now I see … a soldier and poems, how very familiar to me that is! I salute you.
Thanks for the like and follow. I certainly hope you enjoy my musings. I will be by often. A big thank you for your service to our country and protecting my “life” so I can do my little part to make things better.
Thanks for listening to Val and Morgan’s voices. I read your work, it grabs me, sometimes pulls me into a underworld of chaos, loss and pain. Sometimes is grabs my by the throat. Often I find myself wondering how do we normalized these horrors? How, indeed, do the bystanders find forgiveness for our dissociation from a nation of pain. Thank you for your voices, it wakes me.
Congratulations, John, you Versatile Blogger! Way to go.
Hi John! I’ve been reading and following your blog for some time and I love your poems! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award For more details view this post: http://nelsville.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/unexpected-goodies/ , and post the image award on your blog. Take care, have a wonderful day! <3 (:
Thank you. I do appreciate.
Thanks for following 20 Lines, John! And now I am looking forward to checking out your blog as well! — Melissa
An informative and edifying blog John, I’ve enjoyed my visit and will return ~ Polly
Good stuff here John Coyote, I like the images and narrative … Thanks for checking out The Selfcleaning World.
Thanks for the visit and your writing…abundant blessings…:)
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I enjoyed your blog. Good to be able to travel and write.
It is a fortunate situation. Your photos tell me you’ve enjoyed so great travel places, too. Traveling is so enriching.
Thank you, John, for you–for serving our country, being sensitive, and I do appreciate the “likes” to my blog. You’re photos captured me.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to look through my photos, artwork, and writing and taking the time to comment. Can’t wait to read more of your posts in the future <3
Quite impressive ! I appreciate you stopping by my blog and subscribing. I look forward to sharing more with you in the future. Bella Remy.
thank you for the likes. And a special thank you for serving your country. Bless you
Did you take these photos? I really like them. The light quality is fantastic.
Yes I did. I was in the Military and was station in many places. I have books of photos I’m slowly putting out.
Thank you for reading whipering sweet nothings and sharing your loss and pain in these few pages.Bless-sings
Thank you Melody for reading. Good to release pain to paper.
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