Inspiring Poem for Kids

To all our fathers who are soldiers or just all around heroes

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I'm a Soldier Dad. Son of a Soldier Dad. Son of a farmer from Ohio. Son of a German immigrant who served in the Civil War, a butcher from near Berlin. My children are grown and yet the fight...

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Soldier Daddy

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Published: January 2008

I am a small and precious child,
My dad's been sent to fight.
The only place I'll see him is in my dreams tonight.
He will be gone too many days
For my little brain to count.
I may be sad, but I am PROUD.
My daddy's got your back.

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  • Fred Warner by Fred Warner
  • 5 months ago

I'm a Soldier Dad. Son of a Soldier Dad. Son of a farmer from Ohio. Son of a German immigrant who served in the Civil War, a butcher from near Berlin. My children are grown and yet the fight continues. I see my Dad in my dreams now. No more hugs to share. No more laughs or watching him nap after a day at work. No helping him work on cars or cutting his grass. No more hot dogs and chocolate milk after swim practice or loading my bike in the truck to ride home with him from work. No more, but in my dreams his hug lingers. The hug I remember most is when I came home from duty in Nevada. He stepped off the porch and walked out in the yard to meet me before I got to the house. We hugged then he kissed me on both cheeks, like the French are often seen doing in movies. That had to be close to 40 years ago now, but in my mind it is a fresh as the drying tears on my face as I write this. Thank you for helping me recall, relive, and revive the feeling of that inspiring moment of my life.

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