So Far Away! Christmas Military TributeA Poem by Sheila Kline
The Holiday Season is a difficult time for those who have loved ones away from home and fighting in a war. Let us remember them!
So Far Away!....Thoughts of A Military Spouse....
It was Christmas and she'd celebrate it alone this year.
Accepted were reasons but she remained without cheer.
Her military spouse was far away while fighting a war.
This holiday would surely be different than one's before!
She viewed packages under the tree wrapped with care.
Cheerful paper, pretty bows didn't take away despair.
She admired cherished ornaments from season's past.
Multitudes of yuletide memories made to forever last!
Her Darling's photo graced the mantle decked in pine.
Memory was all she held of him to embrace this time.
She picked it up and held it close to her crying heart,
Promising then for devotion and love to never depart!
She accepted it was his duty to answer America's call,
With others fighting with him who had pledged their all.
She felt a kinship with loved ones they had left behind,
Many families in homes with a troop's safety in mind!
In stark lonleliness of a Christmas Eve, she reached up,
Asking other soldier families to share friendship's cup.
She counted them as part of her family in a loving way,
And asked for each a blessing as she started to pray:
Dear Holy Father on this most celebrated of days,
Please watch over every soldier so very far away.
Cover and protect them with celestial angel wings,
As they wage battle so of freedoms we may sing!
She then stood up and unplugged the Christmas lights,
Stopping for a brief time to enjoy the wondrous sight.
As she thanked God for protecting fighters so brave,
The flag topping her tree with pride, valiantly waved!
May we keep dear in our hearts, the families of those who have loved ones so far away!
Sheila Bowyer Kline
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© 2013 Sheila Kline
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