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Early in the forties

my father went to sea,

on a Navy destroyer

to fight to make us free.

Hit by a torpedo

the ship was lost at sea

rescued by his comrades

he came home to be with me.

Early in the sixties

a new mother I became

you were in the Air Force

and called to Vietnam.

You had to pass a physical

your eyes didn't stand the test,

you said goodbye to all your friends

and stayed here with the rest.


Early in the eighties

our son became a Marine

broken hearted when he left

afraid of what he'd see.

Thank God there was no conflict

no chance to go to war

working with computers

he finished up his tour.

Early in the nineties

war was meant to be

I held my breath again to pray

no son they'd take from me.

Not knowing what to think right now

the boys, too young or too old

but of this newest conflict

will it last a while as told?

It's so hard to be a woman

holding on to keep all free

so sad we're protected by children

the thought still frightens me.

I can only pray for peace now

to keep close the ones I love

I'll wrap my arms around them

and pray for help from up above.

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Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 11/21/2003
Nice write. It's hard on everyone when this sort of thing happens. I guess I was one of the lucky ones that was brought up in a time between wars !!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/20/2003
At one time is was just the boys going, but now it is also the girls. Its not easy to be a mother in these difficult days. Great write.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 11/19/2003
Excellant, touching and poignant!
This one I am saving for sure!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/19/2003
I imagine it's really hard on the Mom's
Great write Sharron!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/19/2003
Most beautiful write!!!!
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 11/18/2003
Very beautiful poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/18/2003
The perfect mothers poem of longing for peace and protection of her children, so sad when they have to be the ones to protect us. It isn't something we accept easily.They are always our "kids" Beautiful work Sharron!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 11/18/2003
This is a beautiful heartfelt poem an excellent tribute poem also...


Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/18/2003
poignant read
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/18/2003
Glorious heart-felt write, Sharron. We're all praying with you, too.
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 11/18/2003
Sharron, this is so wonderful, the thoughts and sentiments you have expressed here. My son is only 18, and I would HATE to think he might ever have to go to war. Why do the young always have to fight for the problems that are caused by the old? It just don't make sense. If the people who created the conflicts had to risk their lives, there would probably be no more war.
Reviewed by A PAX 11/18/2003
ty for this one!!!
My son is a marine
tuff times

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