War Poem

Come Home To Me

My daughter is about to leave to serve in Afghanistan. As a mother, I am both proud of her and afraid for her. I wrote this poem for her to keep with her, so that she will never feel alone. I also found that it really helped me to write it. Hopefully, it can do the same for those who honor me by reading it.

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A Mother's Wish

© Mary Hodges

Published on September 2008

My darling Katie, words cannot say
How proud I am of you today
You're beautiful, courageous, good and strong
Taking up the cause to right the wrongs
The world has caused for far too long

I'll watch you go so far away
So scared am I, but I will pray
I'll send my angel to watch over you
To keep you safe and guide you through
This very special work you do

When I think of you I'm filled with pride
I'll wipe the tears that I have cried
I know you're doing what is right
And I'm behind you in your fight
Think of me, I'll be your light

Don't be afraid, I'm here for you
Trust in yourself, you know what to do
This mission's important, soon you'll see
You're there to help someone be free
And when you're done, come home to me
Come home to me


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