There is no
high above the ground
The lofty dreams
tucked under eagle's wing,
mountains of glass and steel.
abound in man's mind.
Then the plane,
So fast and
Sweeps across the
And banks into a
turn so queer.
aboard and below.
The crash that
shattered safety's dream.
streak does come.
another towering mountain.
room to room.
Smoke from both
Reach for the
to the world
That calm is no
Security is a
Safety is a goal
Reign the land.
What once was
Is no more.
Yet, in the land
of hallowed dreams,
to not forget
That once was
Will be again.
9-1-1 is at its
Copyright © 2013
by Roger C. Bull
About the Author
Roger Bull is a veteran sergeant with nine years
experience in the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office (metropolitan New Orleans). He attended three colleges: Southeastern Louisiana
University (biology, chemistry and physics), Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute (advanced police studies),
and Holy Cross College via a grant from the Jefferson Parish District Attorneys Office Law Enforcement Assistance Program
(criminology, psychology, sociology).
His extra-curricular activities included volunteer
work as an Assistant Scoutmaster (Troop 196), Tiger Cub leader, Cubmaster (96 Cubscouts in Pack 796) and adult trainer for
the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle Scout. He was on several church committees including building committees. Roger
carves Native American flutes and plays flute music. He enjoys reading, hiking, camping, fishing, genealogical research (over
29 years of research on the family of Ambrose Bull, circa 1750), astronomy and electronics tinkering.
His secondary occupation was computer programming
and consulting. He constructed his first computer from chip level, two years before Wozniak and Jobs retailed the Apple IIe.
He has operated his own computer consulting business, Bull Data, since 1980. He is the founder of the West Bank computer Users
Group (WBUG) which had 125 members.
He is a moderator for the Fairhope Writers' Group
in Fairhope, Alabama. Think Sonny Brewer and the Southern Writers Conference. Sonny promotes southern writers, especially
those living in and around Fairhope, Alabama. Through Joe Formicello and Suzanne Hudson, in a program granted by the State
of Alabama Writers' Guild, Roger and Karen attended a writers workshop at the University of South Alabama. Upon completion
of the course, the attendees decided that the group should continue to meet weekly to assist each other in polishing their
His wife, Karen, writes murder mysteries with
crime scenes occurring mostly in New Orleans and others along the Gulf of Mexico. Her first three books are part of a trilogy.
Some of the characters exist in all of the stories of this trilogy; but each can be appreciated as stand-alone novels. She
has two other books in mind that are independent of the trilogy and each other. The non-published titles of the first two
books are, "Past Ties" and "The Red Shoe."
He has published a book of poetry, "Within The
Heart And Soul," in 2007. The profits of which were donated to his church for rebuilding an adult education building that
burned in a fire.
Roger is currently writing a terrorist mystery,
tentatively titled "El Rey del Tiempo: Its Not What You Think." It is an ambitious novel with eight strong characters from
various parts of the world. The power, greed and political madness of the world has brought this group together for some chilling
and thrilling episodes.