Sad Marine Away From Home

Sad Marine Away From Home
by Jazmin Paredes

I am a sad marine.
Away from home, in Afghanistan.
Just trying to go back home,
With only a couple months to go.
Boom! I shoot myself
As I lie dead on the floor
My best friend soon tells the captain, I’m dead.
You can’t imagine what I’ve seen in the past months.
Some horrible things just every one getting bomb, exploding every were.
Now I’m up here looking down, and taking care of my family.
I should have listened to my dad.
He always knew right from the start,
That things this bad would happen.
I just want to tell my family, I’m in a better place.
So please don’t cry anymore.
To all I want to say bye, bye.

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A Deployed Dad’s Departure

A Deeper Sadness
By: Jessica Winchester

SI sit by myself thinking how long,
How long he will be gone this time,
Even though I know he is good at what he does, You can’t help but worry.

So I sit quietly and think,
Will he be okay?
Will he stay safe?
You can’t help but wonder.

So today is the day,
He’s leaving once more,
The sad expression on my face says all,
He’s off to war.

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A Poem about the President

A Line in the Sand
By Mike Cunning USMC

There once was a President named Bush
Who was smarter than he look’s
He took a job that’s hard to do
Worrying about me and you

911 was hard to view
What should we do?
He gave a speech
He said what we felt
Gave action to our feelings

Men and women are fighting now
We hate the losses and how
It’s a necessary sacrifice
To show our will
To crush the evil, more blood will spill

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The Sands of Christmas

“The Sands of Christmas”
Submitted 6/14/05

I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh, and looked across
the table where the bills were piled too high.
The laundry wasn’t finished and the car I had to fix, My stocks were down
another point, the Dolphins lost by six.

And so with only minutes till my son got home from school, I gave up on the
drudgery and grabbed a wooden stool.
The burdens that I carried were about all I could take, and so I flipped the
TV on to catch a little break.

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Poem For Marines Still Sacrificing

Semper FidelisYesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
by David Bounds

From battlefields of the past
To those currently in the news
Marines have fought to defend our land
And to protect our Liberties
Uncommon Valor is that common thread
That runs throughout The Corps
Binding each generation of new Marines
With those who have gone before
Where do they come from
And why do they fight
always willing to pay the price
For freedom isn’t free my friend
It often requires the ultimate sacrifice

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Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis
by Breann Arant

Drawing closer and closer
to where our new home would be
Parris Island came in to view
for all recruits to see

a funny felling in my stomach
grew as we drew near
a feeling i've often felt before
a feeling know as fear

the funny feeling grew and grew
as we were swallowed by the isle
my hands were growing clammy
my heart pounding wild

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Marine Mom Poetry

My Marine's Sentinel
Copyright © 2004 Sandra Lee James
A Proud Marine Mom

When my son joined the Corps, I asked favor of God,
To watch over my son and take care of his squad.
And on days when His watch is needed elsewhere,
For those times, my request was a special prayer.

There was something I'd heard that's unique to the Corps,
Something I'd never heard of before.
When I heard the story, it reassured my heart,
Because it's something that sets Marines apart.

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USMC Poem – Lewis

USMC Poem
by Sgt Lewis 31 MEU 97~99

Our Live are lonely, and our days are dry.
So Far from home, but to proud to cry
With the mission in mind, and the strength inside,
We stride forth to keep our dream alive,
Never to bitch or to run a stray,
We look forward to each breathing day,
No Matter what it or how it comes,
We take it like gods under the fierce hot sun,
Keeping in mind when the battle is won
Your friends never forgotten, but your time has come
To say goodbye to the life in which live
Knowing the life of a Marine will never give,
Fighting forth each and every day,
Knowing our pride will guide our way
In good or Bad, Pain and Pride
A true Marine will Never DIE!!!!

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