Farewells and Welcome Homes
For many of you, it will be the hardest thing. . .
saying goodbye to those you dearly love,
not knowing what tomorrow may bring. . .
tears of joy or horrors you dare not think of.
But with hopes held high, you will say goodbye
or better yet, farewell 'til you embrace again,
as hearts race and that vast sea and sky
bears them away. . .Destination: War Insane.
You'll tend to the homefront as best you can
braving the loneliness you are bound to feel
'til they return home from that distant land
safe and sound, a dream nobody can steal.
As they face the unknown, they'll think about you,
and give thanks that you are not where they are,
having to endure what they're going through,
knowing real peace is a long way off by far.
Each one knows today might be the last
for any brave soul who swore to remain
'til their duties are done, or the die is cast
perhaps numbering them among the maimed.
But, whatever price they each will pay
for the sake of those hoping to live free,
you'll greet them on that most special day
with the Welcome Home they long to see.
You'll wave flags at their plane long before it lands
and shout and scream as their ship draws near,
a welcome every returning soldier understands,
epitomizing what the veteran's soul holds dear.
May God Watch Over Our Coalition Soldiers
And Bring Them Safely Home!
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