When Duty Calls
by Carrie M Bolyard
Friday, September 27, 2002
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When duty calls
I will stand next to you with pride
I will kiss you goodbye
I will see that smile once more
And watch you go out with the tide.
While you are away
I won’t say there won’t be fear
But life must trudge on
And our family must continue
Even amidst all of the tears.
Yet in those tears
Not all are wept out of pain
You have a job to do
As your other half, so do I
And should need be, I would do it all again.
We are the same
You and I, together we will go
As you head off to fight
I stay here to maintain
As one, but apart, to conquer any foe.
The time will come
When the world will be quiet once more
Oceans will once again be calm
Nations will return to their ways
And times will be as they once were before.
But until then
I will remain devoted to you
At your side in support
In your soul for comfort
With our love, there is nothing we cannot do.
I wrote this poem for my husband, who is active duty Navy, in the aftermath of 9-11-01. In a roundabout way, it ended up being read on the radio, a member of our local American Legion heard it, and I becam the first-ever recipient at this post to receive the Commander's Award.
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|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|*salute* and congratulations! i can see why you were given this award...powerful write! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)|
|Reviewed by Larry Skahill (Reader)
we are also proud of those who serve by waiting
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|super!! and your dear husband is definitely in my prayers!! *GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN!!* love, and ((HUGS)), your friend, karen lynn. :)|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|A well deserved award. Excellent write. Congrats...|