Every time I kiss my sons
as they lay own to sleep
I thank the Soldiers who keep watch
for the children that I keep.
And when I thank the Lord above
for the Hope tomorrow brings
I pray that Angels flying high
guide the Airmen and their wings.
And when 2016 rolls around
and I get to cast my vote
The media’s opinion I’ll care not about
but the Marine’s I will note.
And when the storms come rock my boat
and winds begin to blow
I’ll think of Sailors at the helm
and the Blessings that I know.
And when the boundaries I set up
are put under attack
I’ll think of those who guard our shores,
Stand strong, and push right back.
And when food runs low and pantry’s bare
and handouts crush lost souls
I’ll grab my gun and feed my lads
and keep focused on our goals.
And when I’m tired and want to quit
because Life. Is. Just. Too. Hard.
I remember somewhere in this storm
there are others keeping guard.
For in a world not far away
but one too far to see
A Family sobs in fear this night
The cry of the unfree.
They’d gladly trade the life we have
the work, the struggle, the pain,
For most of what we complain about
is what they Hope to gain.
While in this land of plentiful
we bitch and moan and cuss
And take for granted all
That has been Sacrificed for us.
So yes, life can be hard at times
I often want to hide
But there are those both far and near
who keep our Hope alive.
And we owe to them great gratitude
and many prayers profound
For in this land of plentiful
opportunity can be found.
There are just no words I can give that will ever express the gratitude I hold in my heart for what you have given to me and, more importantly to me children. Your Sacrifice and your family’s Sacrifice is appreciated today and every day.
Happy Veteran’s Day
Thank You for Your Service!
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this was excellent! Well done. And God bless our troops. I posted a poem by Siegfried Sassoon on my blog for Veterans Day:
Thank you, Manny. We owe so much to our Military.
I hadn’t heard the poem by Siegfried Sassoon before but really enjoyed reading it and your commentary too. I thought it was interesting that you commented on the rhyme scheme. I was trying to read it aloud and was stumbling a bit until I stopped trying to make the rhyme fit what my head kept trying to make it be. Having the read aloud posted was a real treat!
Thank you…Very Nice and much appreciate the kind words.
Thank You for your service Dave. It is much appreciated!
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