War Poem

A woman is conflicted between her desire to have her husband with her and her pride in his serving his country.

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Thank you Shawna! My husband was deployed a few days after our wedding for the third time. It was hard on me, but we made it together. He is now retired and we have two boys.

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My Hero, My Husband

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Published: February 2006

I thought your world was only me
And you will live your life so safely.
But you have your own responsibility
To serve your people and your country.
I am just a wife that cares for you.
Is it wrong for me to love you so?
You are a soldier and everybody's hero.
Leave your family and in war you'll go.
You have the eyes of a brave soldier.
You have the strength to fight forever,
A strength that I've never seen before,
Just to vanish evils and terror.
You spent most of your life fighting,
But terror it seems to have no ending.
I wanted you to stay and never go,
Be with your wife and be my hero,
But my selfish ways never stopped you,
Knowing you love your country too.
I am afraid not to see you again,
Afraid to live my life with pain,
But who will fight terror then?
Who will protect your countrymen?
My cry will not stop you from leaving,
And tears will stop from falling,
But my prayers are your shield of terror
And love that waits forevermore.
I will sleep tonight and look at you,
Give warm kisses and hugs to my hero.
You need to go for people and country.
It's so sad our life happens this way.
But God has reasons that I didn't see.
I know how much you truly love me,
And you have a duty as a brave Army.
I have faith you'll be back someday.
I am proud from the day I married you,
Because you are my one and only hero.

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • by Texas
  • 7 years ago

Thank you Shawna! My husband was deployed a few days after our wedding for the third time. It was hard on me, but we made it together. He is now retired and we have two boys.

  • by Shawna, Reno
  • 7 years ago

My name is Shawna and this poem makes me think of my soldier my love and my husband. When went over seas in afgany land and promised me he will come back alive and with out a scratch on him and everyday I looked in the news thinking he is dead.. when I couldn't reach him I thought he was dead and it scared me all to bits.. I am an army wife and not so army strong. but my husband came home safe and sound without a scratch he is the only person I know that can promise his life and keep it... that is how this story has touched me.

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