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"A Soldiers Mom"

This is my prayer,I give it for you,I give it for all of you.I pray for you everyday,I pray for strength, both yours and mine.As much as I pray for your safety,I ask that I may be strong for you.I ask for forgiveness,Begging my sins not follow you.

I ask to be home for your call,That I find the right words to say.I gave passage for your lifeI gave it to you freely.Please know a mother's heart knows no endNor does it know greater fearThan for it's child.

I pray for your peace of mind,Your steady aim,For your intuition and senses to be keen.I pray you find happiness in your heartAnd kindness when you are far from home.I pray you keep fond and happy memoriesOf a life you will someday return to.

I pray that you know homeWill always welcome you with open arms.I pray you have kindred spirits to watch over you.I pray you feel strength from above.I pray you realize you do not walk alone,

I walk with you always.I pray you realize that the things you doBring peace and security to a grateful nation.I pray we all realize what it takesFor you to stand watch over a fearful world.

Most of all,I pray you know that I am proud to be a soldier's mom.I am proud simply to be your mom.I stand strong beside you, in body and in spirit.Be strong, be safe, and ever vigilant.The light of home shines for you.

 

About the author:

I am a member of the American Legion Aux. in LaPlata, Maryland - Post 82.

This poem is dedicated to my son, Jake, I wrote this while he was on his first deployment to Afghanistan. He  served two tours in Afghanistan with the Army and came home with a Purple Heart and the medal of Valor. 

 

 

mtrfe2

October 12, 2011 - 11:08pm

Dear Catherine,
I am a Disabled Veteran. The words you wrote or submitted for someone in your life only says one thing to me, "MOM." I may not know you or the great soldier who these words were meant for. However, when I read this all i could think or say is "MOM" because, like you, my MOM was everywhere I was in the world during my service so this poem means a lot to me. All I can say is thank for your kind and passionate words and I hope your poem finds every soldiers heart!!!!!!

mtrfe2

October 12, 2011 - 11:08pm

Dear Catherine,
I am a Disabled Veteran. The words you wrote or submitted for someone in your life only says one thing to me, "MOM." I may not know you or the great soldier who these words were meant for. However, when I read this all i could think or say is "MOM" because, like you, my MOM was everywhere I was in the world during my service so this poem means a lot to me. All I can say is thank for your kind and passionate words and I hope your poem finds every soldiers heart!!!!!!

GWJOHNSON

December 29, 2011 - 7:03pm

MEMORIAL DAY

A TIME FOR REMEBERING.
THOSE BOYS, WE SENT TO FIGHT.
TO SAVE A NATION AT WAR,
BECAUSE WE KNEW IT WAS RIGHT.

AFTER MONTHS OF FIGHTING THERE,
COMING HOME, MISSING A LEG OR ARM.
SOME COMING HOME, IN BODY BAGS.
WE’RE WINNING, BUT THEY LOST THE FARM.

KIDS, WE SENT TO FOREIGN SHORES,
RETURNING, MINDS AND BODIES SCARRED.
SHAKE THEIR HANDS, CALL ‘EM HEROS,
THEN BACK HOME, FOREVER MARRED.

I HAVE PROBLEMS, WITH SOME PEOPLE,
THAT DON’T AGREE, ABOUT THIS WAR.
AN GIVE A COLD SHOULDER, TO HEROS,
WHO’VE GONE THRU “HELL”, AND MORE.

SURE WE BRING THE WOUNDED HOME,
TO TREAT WOUNDS THAT ARE SO VISABLE.
BUT THE WOUNDS, OF THEIR MINDS,
ARE HARDER TO FIX, THAN ANY PHYSICAL.

BOYS GO TO WAR, EXPECTING TO FIGHT.
IT’S HELL, FACING, THE SAVAGERY OF MAN.
TO FACE ALL THE HORRORS OF WAR.
YET THEY GO, TO TRY AND MAKE A STAND.

FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US BACK HOME.
TO MAKE THIS, A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.
PRAY FOR THOSE LOSING ARMS OR LEGS,
REMEMBER ALL, THAT THEY HAD TO GIVE.

BOYS AND GIRLS, HAVE GONE TO WAR,
TO FIGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF OUR LAND.
HAVE GIVEN “ALL” WE ASKED OF THEM .
WHAT THEY GET, IS A SHAKE OF THE HAND.

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