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Updated on May 10, 2012
Robert Hewett Sr. Age 23
Robert Hewett Sr. Age 23 | Source



Robert Hewett Sr.

I’m a soldier coming home

I fought the fight, I was strong.

I did my best to right some wrongs

home is now where I belong.

I can smell my wife’s home cooking

I see her smile, she’s so good looking.

I see her there at the gate waiting for me

Open arms outstretched for me to see.

War is hard and I did my due

I’m glad to say that I am through.

Some friends died there, it hurt me.

They are in my heart and forever will be.

I love my country, I truly do,

I wish everyone could have freedom too.

This land of ours is worth more than gold

I fought for dreams that I do hold.

This uniform has made me proud

It shows the world we can’t be bowed.

I salute our capitol dome,

I’m a soldier coming home.


Author's Note: I wrote this on behalf those men in uniform who served abroad and were in combat zones. This is not about me, I was in the Army 5 1/2 years at the end of the Korean War and before Viet Nam. Had I stayed in the Army I would have likely been flying helicopters in support of the ground troops in Viet Nam. With this poem I salute those who did go abroad and fight for our country.


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    • ROBERTHEWETTSR profile imageAUTHOR

      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Kim for reading and commenting on my service poem. I am hopeful they can all be home sooner than later.

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      Kim Harris 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for your show of support for veterans, roberthewettsr. Many are returning home now and can use the support.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thanks for your awesome comment dghbrh, I am delighted to get to know you and your writing.

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      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Awesome poetry...from bottom of the heart. It shows the inner strength to fight and then feel the emotions of fraternity in the battlefield. Very beautifully woven. happy to follow you as well. Votes up and shares:-)

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thak you Nellieanna, I thought I had responded to your comment long ago. Probably forgot to complete the post. I do agree we have some common background and writing styles and interest. Great to find you on

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      It seems we have a few things in common. I was born in 1932 --conceived on my family's sheep and goat ranch in Texas, but born in Del Rio (nearest doctor).

      Later in my first marriage I lived for many years right across the River from Louisville and actually lived in that city itself for a year before moving back home to Texas in 1973. And I also write poetry.

      I relate to this poem, having had several loved ones in WWII and Korea. Glad all of them and you survived War to return home. I see you were in the Artillery, right? I recognize the insignia - my brother, an Aggie, was Artillery and went to the Philippines in WWII.

      I hope that you publish more of your own poetry. :-)

      Thank you for the follow!

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      7 years ago

      A beautiful poem, the joy for a soldier and the family of coming home safe..sadly many can never share that joy.

      Well written,thanks for sharing it.Erich

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      Daveda Gruber 

      7 years ago from Hermitage PA USA

      Beautiful poem full of emotion. It tells a story worth reading. Great job Bob.

    • ROBERTHEWETTSR profile imageAUTHOR

      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Lee and Pat for your very special comments. Pat, I thought I had posted it there already. I will post it

      first thing tomorrow. Bob

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      pat simpson 

      7 years ago

      Great bob ... please post on the alliance too for all to read...Pat xxx

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      Leokadia Durmaj 

      7 years ago

      I salute you dear friend, this poem is a reminder to honour every soldier who fought in every war that came to be. They fought and so many died for their country and for the freedom we enjoy. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with all those who have the pleasure of reading this poetic piece. Take care always, Lee

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you very much Ubanichijioke I look forward to reading some of yours. Robert

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      A great and awesome poem about your gallantry. Well written. Be blessed

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

      7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      You are welcome LadyFae, I will be following your posts.

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      7 years ago from Under the Stars

      Sir, I salute you. What a beautiful poem. And thank you so much for following.


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