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The Return of a U.S.M.C. Warrior

Updated on November 26, 2012


This "Manly" Poem is dedicated to and about actual accounts of "Bryan" and his service to us all.

Please click on the link below and watch the video of a Marine's life after "Returning" Home.

See : "My Story, My Connection" : "There was a time when there was just no laughing" : Website: Make the Connection-Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans :

http://maketheconnection.net/stories/story.aspx?story_id=6


The Returning Home of a Warrior
The Returning Home of a Warrior
"The foot traffic was high..."
"The foot traffic was high..."
"They do not know who they are walking by."
"They do not know who they are walking by."
There are many sides to being a Marine Warrior: "No Greater Friend; No Worse Enemy!"
There are many sides to being a Marine Warrior: "No Greater Friend; No Worse Enemy!"
Thank You USMC for always being the first to rush into harm's way. Semper Fi
Thank You USMC for always being the first to rush into harm's way. Semper Fi
America Watches over the Return of each Warrior...or it damn well should!  It is someone's son or daughter.
America Watches over the Return of each Warrior...or it damn well should! It is someone's son or daughter.
God Bless America! (For Those That Are Out In the Field Serving Us...Every Day!)
God Bless America! (For Those That Are Out In the Field Serving Us...Every Day!)
Statue of Lt. Colonel Thomas Knowlton. An American Patriot Killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights during the American Revolution with his unit named: Knowlton's Rangers. We owe them all many thanks for all they have done.
Statue of Lt. Colonel Thomas Knowlton. An American Patriot Killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights during the American Revolution with his unit named: Knowlton's Rangers. We owe them all many thanks for all they have done.

Something to Remember Today...While You're Safe At Home...

                                                                                 

::::::::[ "Welcome Home!" ]::::::::::::

The foot traffic in the airport is high...

They do not know who they are walking by.

Home-made signs go up; “Look our “Returning Warrior” enters the hallway...

America’s faithful and true…has come home to stay!”

The man slowing in the path…Then...stops near the baggage terminal,

All his family cheering…So glad that he is well!

From the War…which he came from three times,

Now finally…Peace can enter his Mom’s mind.

He has done all of his deployments, and tours…

In fact, he did some of mine…and he did some of yours!

A Hero in your midst this day...

You veered around him…as he stopped in your way.

Did you know the price he had to pay…

To stand here in your way today?

An eardrum broken...and shrapnel pulled from his face,

How would you be feeling about your service if you were in his place?

A HumVee which didn’t last…

When taken apart by a mighty blast,

Helped save four men (just barely) who were inside.

Thank God…The only thing they lost was their ride!

So look again…American…as you walk on by,

Picture him as your child for a moment…Just try.

Then think again…as if that “Returning Warrior” was you.

How would these airport commuters react...and what do you think they would do?

If it had been a “Sports Star” or “Movie Celebrity” coming through…

And…I tell you that not one of them…has done so much for you!

Consider if it was you…would you look around…and wonder why you served or volunteered?

Or be glad the crowd just takes you for granted…because after Vietnam…they all sneered!

So…go on and rush by in Peace on this Holiday…

And take for granted the “Returning of a Warrior”…who has come home to stay!

                                                                                                                                                               

 

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::[ ¤ "Kaa-Blooo-oooM!" ]:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Dedicated to my nephew…Upon his return to his hometown…After his 3rd deployment to Iraq. Although…not really home to stay, since he is still on active duty in the U.S.M.C. He will not be returning to War after suffering an injury to his ear drum and hearing, during an explosion (I.E.D.)…which also badly injured other Marines…and completely blew away the front end and the majority of the HumVee they were in.

Thank You (*) Marine Nephew(s) for your service to us all! (*) Other Marine Nephew will be mentioned in future “Mr. Manly Poetry Man” poem to come. Title of that Poem will be: “The First of the First of the First in to Fight!”

Written: During the Thanksgiving Holidays, 2007

                                                                                                                                                          

::::::::::::::::[ "How Would You be Feeling If it Was You?"" ]:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

 

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