War Poem

This is dedicated to my Marine Wife, the love of my life, my Pammy. This fine, honorable, and respectable woman not only represented herself well, she held the earned title of "Marine Wife" at the highest level representing herself and all Marine Wives with honor. They say "Once a Marine, always a Marine." That holds true for the Marine Wife as well.

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Marine Wife

© more by Danny Blackburn

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008 with permission of the Author.

When we married, who would have thought of the changes in our lives.
We were married one year, one month to the day when I made you a Marine Wife.

Things were tough; we had only been married a year.
I remember we talked of our future, our love and never fear.

I remember leaving you on that hot summer day.
I remember thinking this was what's best as I went away.

I was not fearful as I left your mom's drive.
I was not fearful on that, my first plane ride.

I was not fearful of the DIs at all.
They pushed and shoved us and made us stand tall.

The DIs told the married Marines of Jody at home with our wives.
What they were teaching us was to control our tempers, one day it may save our lives.

What they did to us, it surely did change your life.
Thirteen weeks away from you, my beautiful wife.

I will tell the truth and will not cover with a lie.
There were nights thinking of you where all I did was cry.

Then that day came, we were given the title of a United States Marine.
I was on the bus, on the plane home to you, which seemed like a dream.

I stepped off the plane; looking for you I did not have to do.
I saw a beautiful smile and glow, I saw nothing else but you.

Into your arms I ran; we kissed like never before.
I could not let you go again, I could not take anymore.

We had a saying in the Corps that is a fact of life.
"The toughest job in the Corps is that of a Marine Wife."


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