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Hate is not an emotion…

July 6, 2013
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This photo is from yahoo. A female Secret Service Agent doing her duty.

Hey Y’all,

This post will be through the eyes of Deborah. She is fictional character, she is not based on any person living or dead. Deborah is a main character in my unpublished work, Soldiers of God. In her early 50’s, she is a former Secret Service member who was served on the advance team for President H.W. Bush, a detail commander for President Bill Clinton, eventually rising to head of security for President G.W. Bush. She was in line to become the Director of the Secret Service before she abruptly retired days into President Obama’s term.

When asked she said that she was tired of the dedication required to protect the world’s most powerful man. No one believed that, they all assumed that her decision was based on something other than fatigue. They were right.


Learned at an early age no one knew his power, he was a wolf turned loose on unsuspecting prey
She and her uncle had a on-going play date, unfortunately abusing his family’s trust wasn’t his greatest sin
While the parents were away, the dear uncle would terrorize the young girl in the worst way
Innocence stolen and childhood lost, lessons learned never to be undone
Hate is not an emotion, it is a mate

Off to college, time for exploration, growth and fun
Learning, adventure, friends, athletics, laughter, all undone by the daggers of life
Tragic death of mom and dad, the dear uncle blocked all attempts to protect her little sister
In the eyes of the court, the dear uncle was the perfect caregiver
Hate is not an emotion, it is a lifestyle

College complete, career decisions to be made
Offered to coach volleyball, a different path existed
Law school was the choice, before a life in the Secret Service
If she couldn’t protect the one she loved most, she would protect the one who was the most powerful
Hate is not an emotion, it is a powers source

Three Presidents all knew her name, her reputation grew but not faster than her fame
Dedicated, Honest, Vigilant, Powerful, Demanding, Prevailing were the games of her name
On 9-11 her will conquered incompetence, the President shuttled into town on the most secret of ways
The world thinks they know the truth it was all a ruse, but that is a story for another time
Hate is not an emotion, it is a way to serve

Loss called at two am, her sister perished after a drug fueled night
A visit with her dear uncle, following the saddest of wakes
Appearing at the door his time was nigh, he was no longer alone as death was his visitor
Knowledge in the way of law maliciously planned, the perfect murder was ruthlessly executed
Hate is not an emotion, it keeps me warm at night

Years later a new day was offered, the call came from three men she thought she knew
A way to serve free from distraction, it was okay to leave the pedophiles in traction
No killing was the only rule, she found Heaven on Earth with violence as her calling card
Protecting those who could not protect themselves became her new mission
Hate is not an emotion, it is who I am


From → writing

  1. Are you considering making Deborah into the subject of another book/story or just exploring who she is?

  2. CD thanks for saying hi.

    Deborah is a main character in the story. She like everyone else that I make a poem for will be a constant character through the series. In the rank structure of the SOG she is second in command and in the initial planning she began as a male character named Joshua. But as the story progressed, my brother and I thought that this character was much more interesting as a female. The only change we made in the entire work and background was to change her name. Like her namesake, Deborah from the Bible, she is a unquestioned leader, tough, resilient and fearless.

    Her major character flaw is that she has a deep hatred of those who abuse the less powerful. She sees herself as the supreme protector. She is never married and no children. She does have a love interest but we will not find out about him until book number two. He is not a part of the SOG.

    So how are things coming in your book? I hope all is well with you and the family.

  3. worldsbeforethedoor permalink

    I. LOVE. IT. This was awesome!

    • Thank you Abby,

      This character, Deborah has been fun to write. She is a no-nonsense type lady. Give the facts and hold everything else. She does have a major character flaw, her heart and the hatred that she has never let go. I was like her at one point in my life although not to the degree that she is. Part of the story will be her growth and letting go of that anger.

      • worldsbeforethedoor permalink

        Flawed characters who have to work out those flaws and be healed are some of the best characters to work with!

      • I work from the premise that all humans are flawed. It is irritating to read about perfect or near perfect characters.

  4. Karlene permalink

    Wow! This Is very powerful~~

    • Thank you Karlene,

      This character, Deborah and her history came to life before the Penn State story broke. But as I watched that play out on the national stage, I thought about how I would deal with that if I had ever been abused. Deborah is a extension of those thoughts.

  5. Read it, found it very interesting.

    • Thank you Mrs. WS!

      I appreciate everything you are doing for others out there in the world. Keep smiling and have a blessed day!

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