Dedicated to all our American soldiers, living and dead

Independence Day – San Diego


I sleep in fox holes

With little to eat;

I stand at my post

In cold, heat or sleet.

My Dad stood watch in the jungles of Name

A faithful American Soldier—I Am.

I'm here by y own choice

I'm here day and night;

My Gramps died at Pearl Harbor

On that now fateful night;

I'm taking my turn for one and all

Making sure that Old Glory shall never fall.

I'm away from my dear family

My own kids and my home;

My wife sends me pictures

Often I'm fearful and alone;

All I ask is that you pray for this Son of Uncle Sam

A dedicated and brave American Soldier—I Am.

2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Member Academy of American Poets

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