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azblond
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-01-99 07:57 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond

Understanding

“If you loved me you would stay”
Those were the words I said on that day
And saw the troubled look in his eyes
As clouds covered our blue skies
He took my hand and kissed it tender
Then said to me words to remember…

I am a soldier now, honey
You know that it’s true
I took a vow to protect our country
Like the vows I made to you

I am a man of my word
And I will follow where I’m led
And we’re bound to run into
A few obstacles ahead

I enlisted to do my part for this country
To try to make right what sometimes goes wrong
And you know I love you more than any other
So for both of us please be strong

Think of the wives where I am going
Who never got to say goodbye to their men
The toil and heartache they have been through
I go to help those who cannot defend

Freedom is what our country is based on
And it allows us to make our solemn vow
Never could I leave if I didn’t know
This wouldn’t work out somehow

So kiss me goodbye and miss me, my darling
And when I return love me more
I go to defend the woman I love
To keep her safe from war.

How selfish I felt for standing there crying
When all over the world other husbands were dying
So I gulped back my tears and kissed him goodbye
Told him I finally understand why
And waved farewell, and understood once more
What all this talk of freedom is for.




[This message has been edited by azblond (edited 07-02-99).]
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Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 07-01-99 08:01 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

What a very heartwarming tribute. You are surely blessed with a talent, and a wonderful husband.
Poet deVine
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Nice one! You go to the top of the class with this one!
doreen peri
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I vote for putting this one to music!
jfreak
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There is a saying that the hardest job in the Marine corp is being a Marine wife. I think that goes to all military members wives. Meaning that most of the military is males. I take nothing away from the females. Yet it is true. The wives go through so much that most don't even know. They will always have to deal with the military no matter what, because the military will always be in their husband. Once a Marine, always a Marine. To the wives that support their husbands, we salute you. You make our jobs that much easier.

Jfreak
azblond
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5 posted 07-02-99 04:28 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

The hardest thing I had to do when my husband was still in the service was try to understand why he had to go away. You'd think living next to a military base all my life as I have, you would get used to it, but one never does. However, this holiday, and actually most days in this country of ours where we are free to say and do pretty much as we choose, we have the chance to reflect, understand, and stand proud. My respect, praise, and admiration goes out to all of those who serve our great country with pride.

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Let my words fall first upon deaf ears before a closed mind...
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Go to the top of the class!

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Let's hear it one more time
For Independence Day

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