Deployed

03/16/2010

You chose to serve your country
out of the mundane life of city dwelling
becoming an escapee of the monotony
avoiding the rat race
rising up to where
the rest of the rats were descending from

No matter how sad we were to see you go
or how much we chided your decision
it was all out of love for our friend
and wanted no harm to befall you

So now, you’ve received your orders
dispatched to a war-torn corner of Earth
doing what most men avoid at all costs
leaving us waving well wishes at the port

And that is where you will find us upon your return
still waving with weary hearts rejoicing your homecoming
a beer in hand with a strong hug and a snide remark
to bring you back to where you know you were missed

All judgments cease at the ink of experience
no more comments about the evils of war
at least not from this civilian who will never know
only wanting the safe return of his old friend

Dedicated to Lt. Nick Brunetti, USMC.

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4 Responses to “Deployed”

  1. slpmartin said

    You reminded me of when my best friend volunteered for military services and came home in a box…and I cried and wondered why…and hear no answer…I wish your friend well and thanks for sharing such a touching poem of friendship.

  2. Bryan Borland said

    I just watched a friend ship to Afghanistan, too. These lines got me –

    “no more comments about the evils of war
    at least not from this civilian who will never know
    only wanting the safe return of his old friend”

    I can completely relate.

    Very strong work!

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