Husband, Son, Brother

the one all the way on the left is my brother
the one all the way on the left is my brother

Husband, Son, Brother

The clock tiks and toks loud

Like the heart of the one in bed

That matches the beat of the one

In a far, unknown distant land,

When he should be home instead.

With a few hours of sleep or less

He deals with pain, even sees death.

When he lays his head down

And cannot help but frown.

All the hope he has, he knows,

As he takes a deep breath

Is a mother who only wishes

To see her son and give one last caress.

Is a sister who only dreams

To see his smile gleam.

Is a wife who cries

As she watches the news of more who've died.

Their heart beats the same beat,

In tune with one another.

It is the only hope he has to meet

Up again and be again, a husband, a son, a brother.

Dedicated To:

This poem was written dedicated to my brother who fought over in Iraq two times. He's back now safely thankfully but now when I post this I also dedicate it to all soldiers who are overseas. God Bless.

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rjsadowski 5 years ago

We should all thank your brother and the other men and women who serve in the military to protect our freedom.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

That we should!


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jabbo1 5 years ago from Iowa

Powerful and inspiring! Wonderful tribute to your brother and all those fighting for us.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

thank you, i'm glad he's home but there are still many that are over seas and he just told us that there's a chance he'll be sent out again


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

I was in the military for eight years. The first time during Vietnam war. Even though I didn't see any action, my heart goes out to those that did and are still. I have a brother that was wounded in Iraq and is going through terrible pain. Thanks for writing this for all to share.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

I am very sorry to hear about your brother and wish him all the best. You are welcome. Thanks for serving for our country, even if you didn't see any action you did serve us and I thank you.


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

First of all, welcome to Hub Pages Cresentmoon2007!

Beautiful poem and good to know your brother is back safe at home. My husband used to be an Army officer in our country's Armed Forces so I found your poem quite touching.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you I'm glad you did.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

cresentmoon2007,

Greetings from MAKUSR. In India it is written on one of memorials to soldiers that,

'When you go home tell them about us that we gave our today for your tomorrow".

Salute to these brave souls.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Makusr, that saying that you have shared with me is beautiful. Thank you.

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