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Site Awards
Lighter Side Of BPJ
Lighter Side #2
Lighter Side #3
LIGHTER SIDE#4
4TH OF JULY 2003
THE KOREAN WAR REMEMBERED /July 27,1953-July27,2003 50 years

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Just A Marine

He weighed 185 pounds and stood 6 feet tall

Straight and erect, he awaited the call.

His two small children really didnt understand

But being a Marine, a father, husband but mostly a man.

 

His uniforms all cleaned and folded for travel

Not one of the seams did his loving wife allow to ravel.

His son and daughter made a game of helping dad

They had no understanding of war and he was glad.

 

Then came the morning when his orders came

Suddenly the packing was no longer a game.

This Marine hurried home to hold his wife and kids

After they were asleep he went from bed to bed for a memory that absence forbids.

 

As he left for a country that until now of which he had never heard

One final kiss to the kids, then to his wife a goodbye kiss no need for a word

As he reached the airplane he turned and wiped away a tear

He must be strong for his family was putting on a front of cheer.

 

A long trip and a thousand thoughts of his family waiting for his return

They all knew the time might come but being ready was hard to learn.

He could see his children in his mind playing on the lawn

His beautiful wife would worry dawn to dawn.

 

Then one day as the children were at play

A Marine came to their house late in May

His wife knew what he was going to say.

So many others had already faced this day.

 

This American Hero giving his life for his country

The part no one remembers is his family

The children growing up without a father

A wife without the man she loved trying not to be a bother.

 

Another Marine family giving all for you and me

So his children, yours and mine could grow up free.

A Marine now awaits them on the other side

But he will never know their real feeling of love and pride.

ęDavid R. Alexander

October 8, 2003

Written for my active duty Marine nephew, Lanny Mize and his wife and two children.

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