Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

I thought instead of boring you with our military stories and me bragging about my handsome soldier, I would let you read a few poems that I enjoy! Happy Veteran's Day ya'll!

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray dear Lord, my soul you'll keep,

My mommy says I need to pray,

For many others on this day,

But my daddy - he's a soldier

of this I'm sure you know,

He helps protect our freedom,

I was sad to see him go.

Although I know he's sage with you,

I'd rather have him here,

'cause he's the one who always said,

With prayer, there's no fear.

Dear Lord , I know you hear me,

Way up in the sky,

Please protect my daddy,

I wish he was here tonight.

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken

Men and women giving their best to defend what they love

They defend their country

Their honor

Their people

Some call them soldiers

Others call them heroes

Our veterans have risked their lives for us

They have lived through hell and fought with honor

Many have killed

And regret doing so

For every life, there is a soul

For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation

and remembrance

For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle

Some, memories of defeat

Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers

They were, and still are heroes

I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens

But I am in the Army in the ranks rarely seen

I have no rank upon my shoulders - salutes I do not give

But the military world is the place where I live

I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get

But my husband is the one who does, this I can not forget

I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line

But my job is just as tough. I'm the one that's left behind

My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man

And the call to serve his country not all can understand

Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free

My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me

I love the man I married, Soldiering is his life

But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Army Wife


Molly said...

Thank you Morris family! We love you!

Casey Martinez said...

agreed! Thank you Mike for your faithful service to our country and for risking your life for our freedom and safety. You and all your brothers and sisters in the service are heroes and we appreciate you very much!! We also appreciate all the wives and families that make the huge sacrifice of letting their loved ones go overseas to serve. God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mike for your service. Great post Elissa! :D