I Give To You My Son

January 10th, 2005  

Topic: I Give To You My Son

I wasn't sure where to put this so I decided to put it here.

I found this today which really hit home for me so
I thought I would share it.



I Give To You My Son

I hugged him as a boy.
And through the years he has become
My greatest pride and joy.

I love him more than I can say,
His life more precious than my own.
But gone are the whims and notions
Of the little boy that I have known.

For the years have passed so quickly
Since the time it all began,
And now he stands before me
With the convictions of a man.

He wants to serve his country
He states aloud with pride,
As I try to sort out the emotions
That I'm feeling deep inside.

A union of the uncertain fear,
Which I cannot control,
And the allegiance that lies deep within
My patriotic soul.

I trust that my years of guidance
Will serve as a strong foundation
As he perfoms the duties requested
From his beloved nation.

God, please guide him as he travels
To the places our Marines have bled,
And walk with him through pathways
where those heroes' feet have tread.

Oh, Sweet Land of Liberty,
Humbly I give you my son,
Praying you'll return him safely home
When his work for you is done.

Author Unknown
January 10th, 2005  
Focus Fate
Beautiful poem! I like it a lot, good find.
January 10th, 2005  
Charge 7
Very nice indeed!
January 10th, 2005  
rotc boy
January 10th, 2005  

I Like poems

I found another good one will keep it in this thread
so it won't clutter the Boards.


My Daddy's Got Your Back

I am a small and precious child, my dads been sent to fight.
The only place I'll see his face, is in my dreams at night.
He will be gone too many days for my young mind to keep track.
I may be sad, but I am proud.
My daddy's got your back.

I am a caring mother.
My son has gone to war.
My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before.
Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black.
I may be scared, but I am proud.
My son has got your back.

I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go.
There are times I'm terrified in a way most never know.
I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack.
My heart may break, but I am proud.
My husband's got your back.

I am a Soldier.
Serving Proudly, standing tall.
I fight for freedom, yours and mine, by answering this call.
I do my job while knowing the thanks it sometimes lacks.
Say a prayer that I'll come home.
It's me who's got your back.

(Author Unknown)
September 24th, 2014  
Fabulous words Ladyhawk. Do you have a son or daughter serving (a rather private question, so no pressure to answer) ?
September 24th, 2014  
Nice poems...This thread is very old, she hasn't any activity since 2005.