Friday, February 6, 2015

Our Boys

They are our fathers and sons,

our lovers and brothers.

They are nameless faces

marching in camouflage,

defending our freedom.

They come from the north and south,

east and west;

all walks of life coming together for one single goal


They leave their wives and families,

jobs and friends

and ship out

to unknown destinations

devoid of take-out pizza and late-night TV.

They carry out missions of honor,

of death and destruction,

hoping only

to come home safe

to the homeland they are defending.

They are our military,

Our soldiers,

Our boys.

And to them we owe our lives.