Once upon a time i used to sit at the VFW Post 8067 in downtown Jim Thorpe. It's no longer there, but the memories still remain. I would listen to the stories the veterans would tell. I wanted to honor those veterans with a poem, one for the soldiers.
We all know someone who served or is now serving in some way and this poem is my own little way of saying thank you!!
Return Me Home(A Soldier's Poem)
As a child I would listen in awe
To the tales those men told me
Of the wars and things they saw
In a place and time across the sea
We should remember those tales
So they never have to recall
That old pain when all else fails
Where brothers began to fall
Reach into the stories and know
That they did what we could not
Off to war before they could grow
They see the flag and feel the knot
I sat right there and listened well
To an old man with a heavy heart
To every story that he had to tell
A prayer, just a whisper to start
Return me home, feet on the ground
Return me home, to where i belong
Return me home, where love is found
Under OUR colors, still flying strong….
Mark S Driesbach
For those men, who told the tales, and us taught to have pride in not just
Our country but those who fought for it as well….Thank You!