Son Poem

Poem From Mother to Son Joining The Marines

This poem is for my son Michael, who was finishing up his Boot Camp at MCRD in San Diego, Ca. It was a long journey that we both took...But well worth it.

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My son left two days ago for boot camp in San Diego, its a bittersweet feeling because I know my son made the right choice. He is my oldest of 3. I am proud of him of what he has become. I worry …

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© Anita Gilmore

Published: Nov 2008

Our Journey

Our journey is almost over
but yours my son, has just begun.
As we finish up on this roller coaster of a ride
You will soon begin a new kind of ride.

You left a lost young lad,
who didn't know which way to go
but now I see you returning
a fine young man. who knows what
direction to go.

I can see within your letters
the pride you now hold. The pride
of becoming a United States Marine!

Go and serve your country now my son,
as a Marine's job is never done
Though as your Mother,
I will never stop worrying about you,
or wonder what you might be doing?
Are you hungry?
Cold
or even hurt?

I pray each and every day until I can see your handsome face
Go and do what needs to be done
then come back home safely to all that hold you dear.
You will always be within my heart even though we will now be apart.

I am so very proud of you my son, because
of what you have gone and done.
You're a Marine now my son!

Very Proud mom of Mike
Platoon # 2103
Graduation 11-5-08
Oct 22, 2008

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  • by Lennie Linet, Hayward CA
  • 9/24/2014

My son left two days ago for boot camp in San Diego, its a bittersweet feeling because I know my son made the right choice. He is my oldest of 3. I am proud of him of what he has become. I worry and think of him every second of the day and pray that he will be safe. December 19, 2014 will be the day i see my son graduate.

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  • by Laura Johnson
  • Apr 2013

My son Aaron just left to boot camp 3 weeks ago to MCRD San Diego. He is my oldest son and the first one to leave the "nest". It has been a whirlwind. I found this poem that sums up how I feel and brought a tear to my eye.

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  • by Ana Peifer
  • May 2012

Tears came to my eyes as I read this sweet poem.. I am also a marine mom. My son is stationed in San Diego California. He is my only child. He is on his 2nd year. There is not one moment that I don't think of my precious son. I pray that the Lord keeps him safe. Not only my son but all those men and ladies fighting for us. I am so proud of my son and honored to be a marine mom. God Bless you all.

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  • by Monica Aguilar, Clute, Texas
  • Jan 2012

I am a marine mom. I was looking for a poem to read to him at his going away party. Then I read this one, it really touched me because my son is also named Michael. Wow god knows how to have divine encounters. My son just graduated from boot camp in Cal. on 01/13/12. At the time, signing to enter the marines was hard but I just prayed and god assured me that he would be fine, and it was. He started going to church and became a prayer leader and got baptized. God is good! May god bless all your families!! I give all respect to all the women and men that serve in military. To all families I will have you all in my prayers. God bless!

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  • by Tracy Schroeder, Independence, Mo
  • Jan 2012

I can't even begin to tell you how I felt when I read this poem. I am a mom who is about to throw my son a going away party because he is leaving for the Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego. I just thought I would take a chance to see if there were any poems from mothers to sons, so I can hang during his party. This was the second poem I read. I didn't even search the word Marine. And WOW! What a way to pull on the ''ole heart strings. I am so NOT ready to see him go, but I know this has been his dream since he was 12 years old. So, to all the mothers that have went through this before me...I don't know how you did it! But, thank you for raising some fine young men and I am honored to join you as a future Marine Mom!

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  • by Tami Lykins
  • Mar 2010

this poem touched me so much !! My first one to graduate on May 29, 2010. He leaves to go to San Diego California to the marines. I am just not ready to let go!!! May God bless you

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  • by angela
  • Jun 2009

I related well to this woman's heart. My son graduated boot camp from san Diego in June of 2008. he is now a lance corporal in Jacksonville, NC. his father and I are very proud. I still have my son's letters from bootcamp and with each one I could read the changes between the lines. God Bless all our military men and women, and strengthen and comfort their parents, families, and spouses!

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