War Poem

My name is Alisha McCreary. I'm fifteen years old. I live in North Carolina and my brother Scott has left for the army. I wrote this poem to show him what he means to me. I miss him so much and when he gets stressed out or down I write him a poem to bring him up a little. I think this was one of my best poems I have written him. I just wanted to share this one. I also want to say thank you for those who are supporting out troops and I pray for those with family members in the army.

For A Soldier

© Alisha
When you wake up in the morning or stay up on nights end
know that your sister is here till the very end
When you gather your equipment and grasp your gun
Know that you're loved, brother, uncle, son

When you think of the memories we all shared before
Think of the future and know that there be more
When you look at pictures and see your wife
I want you to smile brother because she is your life.

When your hurting inside cause you think you've done wrong
Lift your head up and remember you're strong
When you fire your weapon and see injuries dead
Please hold on tight don't let it go to your head

When you leave from there and you're packed for home
I want you to think back and know you weren't alone
When you see us and we hold you tight
I will smile and tell you that you held up a fight.
Be strong Scott I know you can do this
Because when this is over your life will be full of bliss


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Published: Jan 2009

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  • I am really thankful that I found this. My only brother who is 20 is going to Iraq in 4 days (March 2, 2009). I thank you so much for writing this poem. God bless you and America!!!

    Chelsea Ingham Submitted Feb 2009

  • My father died in Iraq in 06 and I just wanted to say that this is a really amazing poem. Keep up the great work!

    Ryan Brozovich Submitted Mar 2010

  • Thank you. :)
    My brother Scott is now home, so for all of you scared and think that they may never return always remember, there is hope.
    God Bless.

    Alisha, Statesville Submitted Aug 2010

  • My son who is 18 is going to the army, he'll be leaving next week, we are all so proud of the choices he is making in his life as to better himself and become a better man that he is becoming. We will all miss him so much, I'm not used to not having my son not around me, so it's not going to be easy in the beginning. I know he'll be in God's hands watching over him as he is out in the military becoming the man he wants to be. No mother can be any prouder of her son doing what's best for his future. God Bless Him.

    Carmen, Rosemead, Calif. Submitted Feb 2013

  • I am 15 and my brother is in the army, training to become an airborne ranger, I know he hasn't been shipped out yet. He is my life, he raised me along with my mom and I miss him so much. I know he is safe but it's really difficult.

    Katie Holt Submitted 5/8/2013

  • Thank-you so much for this. I have a brother and I know that if my brother went to war, I would think exactly the same. It is so heart warming. My granddad died fighting for his country, and so anything about war really gets something inside me.

    Abbey, England Submitted 1/27/2014

  • My name is Aisha, and I am 14. At school we are focusing on war poems, and we have to do research. I never thought I would stumble across something as beautiful as this poem. It really was humbling to read your poem, the words and meaning so incredible it caused me to cry. I look towards all those who are in the army or have family in the army as amazing role models. It is astonishing how strong you all are, and I really admire that. You all have my prayers, Thank you so much for changing how I know act and view the world. God bless you all.

    Aisha Submitted 3/13/2014

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