If you have never served in the military,

You may not understand,

The painful truth of packing your bags,

And leaving for distant lands.

Leaving behind those you cherish and love,

Putting your life on the line everyday,

Seems silly yet overly complicated,

In a country so far away.

And while we sleep in our beds at home,

You sleep on a cot in a hut,

We eat three course meals freshly cooked,

And you hope yours is still hot.

We travel along the highways and byways,

As we head off to work,

Where as you travel in harms way as a job,

Seeking the enemy where they lurk.

To my brothers and sisters in arms,

I pray you stay safe while gone,

Because there are those who just can’t wait

for you to come back home.



R.E.D. Friday


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