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A Marine's Mother
by Gwynn Morgan

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

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My feelings when my son came home from Marine Basic Training

Just the other day, it seems
you were still my little boy
chasing butterflies and dreams
with the effervescent joy
of childhood. But today
you return and what a change--
not the youth I sent away
but a man, completely strange.

"Mom, we call this 'dress blues'..."
Whose is this stern-eyed face?
From close-clipped hair to shining shoes
who is this man in my son's place?
There's so much I can't recall:
When did your voice become so deep?
When was it you grew so tall?
Was I blind or just asleep?

Yesterday your gun was a toy--
Today you stand out above the crowd
and this man, grown from my boy,
is making me so sad, so proud....

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Reviewed by eugene geminiano 1/2/2010
Hehehe great stuff...
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 1/17/2009
hello Gwynn, I read your poem,"A Marine's Mother". Your pride does show and rightfully so. Our war heroes living and not are important. We should always be thankful for their sacrifices. Wishing you all the best. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/17/2008
Once a marine always a marine they say. My cousin's husband is a former marine and has organized marine reunions each year at different places for his unit. Many attend. They went to Alaska on a cruise last year.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/3/2007
Beautiful. Watching children grow up into adults isn't easy. You penned it well. Liz
Reviewed by Manohar M 5/30/2007

A lovely welcome by the so affectionate mother..
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 4/22/2007
What a very inspiring prose and tribute to your hero, son. A very proud mom and I'm sure a wonderful son so very proud of his mom. Thank you for sharing. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/1/2006
A loving tribute .Well written. They do grow up quickly...........M
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman 7/3/2006
I enjoyed your poem.
Reviewed by Leslie Bond 2/2/2006
Very good poem. Leslie
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 12/8/2005
I can understand the wave of mixed emotions. Our young boys go from one extreme to the other, and back again as time gives them new experiences.
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 11/30/2004
I guesss you share the thoughts of so many mothers whose sons and daughters are in the middle east today - instead of the UN forces.
You have a beautifully Welsh name - that must explain your love for poetry and words!
Well done
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/8/2003
Oh how well I eldest also is a Marine and it makes you sad and proud...very nicely written...Z
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/8/2003
Excellent write.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/8/2003
Gwynn he is making me proud too...I surely do pray every night for these men...and they grow up so fast...God bless you and yours..Floria
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/8/2003
I had the same feeling when I saw nephews and young cousins recently come home in uniform. They grow so fast and have so much information so young. Bless them all.
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