Jon M. Nelson

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Military Child - Poem by Jon M. Nelson

My parent is proudly serving our country,
In order to keep so many of us free.
There are a lot of sacrifices that they’re making,
And I know the risks that they’re taking.

I know sometimes they have to go away,
But I wish so bad for them to stay.
My heart aches when they are gone,
And a part of me feels so withdrawn.

But I will always feel a sense of pride,
No matter how many tears I have cried.
Even when they cannot be here,
They will find a way to calm my fear.

I may be different when I see them again,
Because I was so much younger then.
In such a short time a lot can change,
When they return they may feel estranged.

I hope I grow up to be like them,
Even if others will try to condemn.
They are serving and showing their might,
So that I won’t have to grow up to fight.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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