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Dearest Son, you are so far away from us,
Yet in my heart thou'art here beside me always,
My little boy are you grown, a soldier standing guard
On distant shore, their to protect the great U.S.A.
But you'll always be my small miracle, whom I love
More than any anthem playing, the stars and strips forever,
No flag folded in honors respect, could make up for the loss
Of one so dear, to a mothers loving heart.
Alone at night I sit beneath the glittering stars of wonder,
And ponder do you see them too, my son from where ever
Thou'st are.
The ink on this letter maybe runny, for many nights worth
Of tears have I shed in missing thee, but I know you will return
Unto me, my dearest boy, for God the heavenly father, watches
Over thee for me.
Around your neck is the symbol of our faith, it is a mother's
Promised vow that someday your return unto those whom love
Thee most of all.
For every miles you've traveled, whatever distances separation,
Know my thoughts never stray from thee, and loves heart connection,
Binds us together forever as one, my precious son, and his devoted mother.
When soldiers come home, a band shall always play, and drums of valor
Can be heard from afar, but nothing can compare to the heart's beating
Within those family members who have been waiting, for their men to
Come home from war.
Mine is one of those drumming hearts, and I will be waiting always to
Embrace thee my little boy, whose gone to be a soldier.
Sincerely your loving mother.



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  1. Date: 8/19/2014 5:29:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your emotive work about a soldier son..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 6:57:00 PM

    how brave your son is. God bless him for his sacrifice. i think though a mother makes the greatest sacrifice of all. your wonderful talent embroiders your words with all of you and everything he is in your heart and soul. your light shines bright. thank you.
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 6:25:00 PM

    soupmail, my friend. I am gonna teach you about footles!!!! (first let me get some things together)
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 1:27:00 PM

    - I imagine that you have him in your thoughts every day - a beautiful letter to your son, Sherl ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 11:35:00 PM

    Tearful, inspiring, full of love, if more had these sentiments there be less need for soldiers. Truly a classic and great poem!
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 4:19:00 PM

    Beautiful heartfelt poem you have written here Cheri. When we came back from Nam we were sent home to land in the middle of the night, so as not to be seen, like thieves in the night. We were afraid to let people know we had been to Vietnam. we were despised by many.
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 10:27:00 AM

    truly awesome and only the sincerity of a heartfelt pen could have written this...wonderful to read
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 7:41:00 AM

    Excellent. Beautiful words. Enjoyed. Tfs
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 1:39:00 AM

    Absolutly loved it Cheryl, it reminds me of all the letters I used to write to Peter when he was away in Vietnam except I was his wife and not mother, I would hate it if my sons were ever called up for service, you have done a remarkable job on this my dear, don't know how you do it, take care and love to Tom...........Vera............
  1. Date: 8/11/2014 9:09:00 PM

    Simply marvelous Cheri...You always do patriotic pieces so well...I love it...hugs Tim
  1. Date: 8/11/2014 8:12:00 PM

    Nothing can outshine a mother 'a love for her son while he's away on the battlefront.. Amazing piece gave me chills Cheri!
  1. Date: 8/11/2014 6:19:00 PM

    the beautiful words of a mother. These kinds of words must mean so much to the lonely soldiers. I think you did a fantastic job with this challenge.