Coming Full Circle
|They take the time to
welcome them back,
to thank them for all they have done in Iraq,
Afghanistan... or whatever place it might be
that kept them away from the Land-of-the-Free.
They nod and smile or just shake their hand,
grateful they are home from that war-torn land
where soldiers are paid in exploding bombs,
not in fresh-baked cookies in arms of moms.
They greet them with smiles or a word or two,
till the plane is emptied of the returning few,
who smile and/or tear up, as the case may be,
all thinking, "My country does care about me."
"They have taken the time from their busy day
to welcome me home from the war far away
as I stand here bravely with eyes growing red,
my arms opened wide for a hug just ahead."
|By Nancy L. Meek
Listed February 13, 2010
About Author... Nancy is the proud wife of William "Billy" J. Meek, a Vietnam War
Veteran, who served with the 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division, 11th Aviation
Group, 228th Battalion, Co. B.
It is illegal to use this poem without the author's permission.
~~ Send your comments and/or use permission request to
|Poem Use Permission Request
USA Patriotism! cannot
provide use permission for a poem or an author's email address
if not listed below the poem. Only the author or a legal
representative can grant permission. Try a search engine to find the
author's contact information for a use permission request or if
it is available for public use.
Note: Poems authored in the
1700s and 1800s can be used with reference to the author.
Comment on this poem
|Troops and Veterans Poems | Poem Categories