A SALUTE TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS

This Memorial Day weekend spotlights the 'Unconventional love" of our American solders for their country.Here's My Salute to them:

AMERICAN SOLDIER I AM

I sleep in fox holes

With little to eat

I stand at my post

In cold, heat and sleet.

My Dad stood watch i the jungles of Nam

A faithful American Soldier—-I Am.

I'm here by my 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 never shall fall.

I'm away from my loved ones and family

My own kids and my home;

My wife mails me pictures

Often I'm afraid and alone—

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

A dedicated and faithful American Soldier—I Am.

2013 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Member Academy of American Poets

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