True Hero

My Hero

Standing tall, brandishing his weapon, valiant and fierce

Terrified, angry, saddened, homesick

Still he wears a brave face for all those he loves.

This man is a true hero, also a scared little boy.

We owe our lives, our freedom, to him.

You'll never hear him complain, though terrifying nightmares wake him.

Still, he wears a brave face for all those he loves.

He stands tall, so handsome in his uniform, they're all so proud!

They're also afraid.

Afraid that when they kiss him goodbye it will be for the last time.

They love him so!

They don't know he hides the same fear.

Selfless, courageous, he wears his armor, his badge, his uniform, and never forgets his weapon.

He is a soldier, an officer, a fighter for freedom, a lover, a son, a brother in arms.

He has seen things you and I dare not imagine, and yet he still wears his brave face and never fails to offer a smile.

He is sad for humanity and has seen our evil firsthand, and he still tries to save us.

Tall he stands, so brave, so strong, brandishing his weapon to save the world.

There are but two things for certain.

I know I thank him, and I know I love him, even if I don't know him.

He is my hero, and he is yours.

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ralwus 6 years ago

yes. glorious Becca

Amanda 6 years ago

that is great! very powerful, and thought provoking!! love it!!!!!

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

It is so true. I wrote about my relationship to my brother, (he is ten years and ten months older than me) and how he was in his uniform, all of us letting go, knowing we may never see hem again, the tension in his jaw, and dad's as being men they had to be brave for us. The Vietnam war was on the nightly news... Yes, you captured all the memories of the nine year old girl in me, that long ago summer, when my brother stood there in his uniform, ready to go, but not ready to leave. Thank you Becca.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

ralwus, thank you for stopping by and reading! There was so much emotion behind this as I thought of all the men I've known and loved who have served to protect us. Always good to see you around.

Amanda, thank you for reading as well! Also thank you for your kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed. :) I'm assuming this is the Amanda I know?

Faybe, wonderful to see you again! I'm so happy this was so close to home for you. It saddens me that those who keep us safe are hardly recognized for being what they are - heroes. Of course, we as family realize the sacrifices these men and women make on our behalf. Thank you for reading and commenting. : )

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

This is beautiful, Becca-I'd never had known about it if not for Facebook. Thanks-incredibly powerful.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 6 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you so much lorlie, this one means a lot to me. I've known and loved many people who served in the military or in law enforcement. Too many people take these heroes for granted. They don't think about their family waiting in the wings just to see them again, not sure if they will or not. Thank you, again, for stopping by to read and comment. : )

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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Hey Becca, you did a wonderful job and it's an awesome tribute to those who do the most dangerous job for all who live under the blanket of freedom they provide. Thank you for sharing. :) You're a beautiful lady, inside and out! :)

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