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Soldier, my Love

Updated on July 24, 2011


I look to the stars in the summer sky

Trying to pick just one to wish upon

Just for us, that you might see tonight

And remember me

To know, in your heart of hearts

That I’m praying for you

To come home safely to me.


I know, that in your world

The day has just begun

Scorching hot sun and shifting sands

Another patrol, keeping alert

All eyes out for the abnormal

When all feels so foreign

So far from home


Can you feel me?

When you have some quiet time

Do you hear me whisper you name

As you nod off to sleep

Do you know I pray for you

With every breath I take

Do you know that the feel of your arms

Is so close to my memory

That I imagine I feel you in my sleep?


Beloved, I will never be whole without you

These sands of time and distance separate us

But never will break the bonds we share

Come home to me when you can

If not now in the flesh

Then tonight, in my dreams.


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Erin LeFey 2011

Dedicated to all the families separated by war and conflict - May peace bring us all together. But for whatever the conflict and to all those who serve our country - Thank you for your sacrifice.

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      babasanju 5 years ago from India

      Hi Friend hope this would be the 1st comment at last hehe...

      I don't know any soldier in real life but Indian film industry has shown us a lot about their lives. I think they and their families deserve the respect that you tried to offer through your hub.

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      This is a wonderful poem you wrote! My grandfather is a lieutenant and my aunt is in the military, they died years ago and the message they left before they passed away to my dad is "they died peacefully because they sacrifice" I have the blood of my grandfather in me, want to join the military and soon to be a lieutenant like him, but my father pleased me not to because he don't want to lose anyone anymore. So, I decided its best to stick around. Thank you very much for writing this poem of dedication to our U.S troop. They had sacrifice a lot. Many family are still awaiting for them to come home. God Bless! :)

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      babsanju,

      thank you for commenting, this is a letter near and dear to my heart.

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      chanroth,

      thanks so much for sharing your story, i think everyone has been touched by now by so many in the past years. its hard when you get that calling inside you, not to serve, but there are many ways to serve without going to the front lines. Blessings to you and your family.

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      Erin this scribe touched my heart and I closed my eyes for a spell to try to visualize what families see and feel when they think of their separation. I know it's painful and I am truly grateful that I don't have a son or daughter over there or anywhere.

      Yet if the situation were to be I would proudly stand behind their allegiance and oath to serve and protect their country and the freedom of everyone back home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with us as always, you are a gift to us all. Hugs

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Saddlerider,

      thank you so much. since the president said the troops all pulled out, i didn't want anyone to forget that we still do have troops in Iraq - in very turbulent times now - paving the way for a full pullout. For those back home, its still not over, and no matter how anyone feels about the whole political deal - they're people, not machines on those front lines. Thanks for your support of the people, and families - its never easy to be separated from those you love especially when one is in danger. Blessings my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Erin. I share your thoughts. Blessings to all who serve our country. May the day arrive that we will no longer have wars. Thank you.

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Ruby, as long as there are people in power, there will always be conflict. And as long as resources are divided unevenly, well, you know the result. But, it's not just us, it's the world over -- may loved ones everywhere be safely reunited. Love ya girlfriend!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      It would indeed be brilliant if we could think of a world with no wars. I have the utmost respect for every soldier and their families who are today and have been in the past fighting for their country.

      A great hub and thank you so much for sharing . I vote up all the way.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Eiddwen, world without war - a wonderful thought indeed. I would so enjoy traveling in that. Blessings my friend.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love peace and courage of the soldier in defending the country. Nice poem and you still the best. Thank you very much. Vote up!

      Praseti

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Hi Prasetio, and thanks so much for visiting, its so nice to see you again. I have such a great respect for the military and their families too. love and blessings.

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