Jason B. Ladd

Author | Apologist | Entrepreneur

Mourning the Loss of a Fighter, Father, and Marine

The Marines lost a great flyer last week. Here’s to Taj Sareen, fighter, father–Marine. Click HERE to support a memorial fund for his daughter, Jade. “When this life I’m in is done, and at the gates I stand, my hope is that I answer all the questions on command. I doubt I’ll be asked of my […]

The Ballad of Betty and Chesty

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For Marines, the Crucible is both a test and a way of life. This test of courage and strength begins at basic training, extends into combat, and often continues after their service is complete. This ballad describes one small part of the Crucible and is dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces […]

While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone

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– While I’m away The mission’s first We’ll put our best against their worst But victory will fail to quench my thirst While I’m away  – While I’m away The silence settles in The mood is calm, the air is thin My kingdom for one morn’ of childrens’ din While I’m away  – While I’m […]

Choose Life: Defending Our Most Precious and Vulnerable Gifts

(To the tune of “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To” by Lesley Gore) Nobody knows where my boyfriend has gone My friends all left the same time Why were they scowling at me When they’re supposed to be kind?   It’s my body, and I’ll choose if I want to Choose if I […]