War Poem

He's only two year's old, but he senses that his daddies in danger and hopes he comes back soon.

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Such a touching poem. I love it so much, because of it, I am now doing it to present to my class. ??

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Soldier Daddy

© Gina M. Makowsky

Published on February 2006

To you I may be very small
Or think I don't know much at all
I've learned to grow up rather fast
With so much future and not much past

I'm just two years old but often sad
I want so much to hug my dad
He's protecting us from far away
His life on the line everyday

I watch my mom and see her cry
I already know but still ask why?
Her heart is hurting yet she tries to smile
And we hold each other for a little while

I'm still young yet very wise
I have my fun but realize
My soldier daddy is brave and strong
I pray his deployment won't be long

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  • by Charlotte
  • 11 months ago

Such a touching poem. I love it so much, because of it, I am now doing it to present to my class. ??

  • by Ryan
  • 3 months ago

Yes, I'm doing this as well, I think it's a pretty decent poem and I believe this can be a pretty nice match in my class :)

  • by Toni, Iowa, USA
  • 1 year ago

This poem made me almost cry. It wasn't my dad but my brother got deployed. He was gone for 2 years I think and I would cry myself to sleep every night, two years ago he was gone on veterans day, which is also his birthday, Let's just say that day wasn't a good day.

  • by Vicky A.. Brocato, TX
  • 1 year ago

OMG! This read gave me a heart felt physical sensation from head to toe. There was the feeling of honor and pride, but at the same time there is the feeling of such absence or loss of part of one's crushed heart The fear at times must be so unbearable, and still a person must simultaneously show the Daddy, and the world a mighty strong face. God bless you and yours always. Just a wonderful read, thank you. Write On! VaV-VOOM!

  • by Silindile Dlamuka, Clare Estates
  • 4 years ago

This story touched me and I feel like crying. I'm 20 yrs old living a life of being a mom of 3 children {18, 15 and 12 yrs} because our mom left us..but I thank God because he is there for us and I am sure that He will never leave..as a matter of fact I understand because our mother died on 2010..{missing her]

  • by Cynthia Hart, Panamacity
  • 4 years ago

The story brought back memories when my youngest son was in the marines in Ira and countries beyond during war time. While we were sleeping, he was standing post making sure of it and I was praying. He's back in the states now starting a family and with the SWAT Team in Northport, FL. Still serving & protecting and I am still praying.

  • by Angela
  • 5 years ago

This story sent me to tears my son is in Afghan now and missing his son grow up and I know how that feels I lived without my dad for 10 months because he was in Vietnam. I wish for a very short and speedy tour for my son and every service man and woman over there or anywhere else. Their service has taken them. My prayers are with them daily for their safe keep.

  • by Alex
  • 6 years ago

Aww I love this poem.. I'm 13 years old but it remind me of when I was younger and my Dad went away to Iraq :) He's away again now but I can't wait for when he comes home <3

  • by Paula
  • 8 years ago

I cried when I read this poem. It hits to close to home. My husband and I tried for the longest time to have a baby. A couple of months after I found out I was pregnant he was deployed to Iraq. Although he was home for her birth he missed most of the pregnancy. When our daughter was two he was deployed to Cuba. Now she is five and he is gone a lot of the time so this poem fits her. Thank you for such a beautiful poem.

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