The Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem for the Persian Gulf War.


The Yellow Ribbon


February 17, 1991

Dear God, we tie a ribbon
As a prayer to bring them home
From a duty they must do,
For a time that's yet unknown.

We tie a yellow ribbon
As a silent pledge to them
To support the work they're doing
In every way we can.

Dear God, we tie a ribbon
For a prayer we know you hear
To return the men and women
To the hearts who hold them dear.

We tie a yellow ribbon
As a wish to end the war
And to reunite the families
In the love they've known before.

For the Persian Gulf War.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 21. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, Persian Gulf, Gulf War, war, soldier, remember, yellow ribbon

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..