Dedicated to all our American soldiers, living and dead
AMERICAN SOLDIER I AM
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