Am I the only one….. who enjoys a patriotic poem every now and then?

© Copyright 2013 Richard Lee King

It’s not my job to fight the war, nor did I declare it.
But, the freedom that it brings, well I certainly want to share it.

 It’s not my job to train the troops, nor even to recruit them.
But, for the job that they all do, I certainly do salute them. 

It’s not my job to arm the soldier, I’m not in uniform.
But I can, & must, show my support, as they so expertly face the storm.

It’s not my job to fly the planes, nor do I drive the tanks.
But, all of those who do, deserve their entire country’s thanks. 

It’s not my job to be a warrior. I may not be that brave,
but I have humbly bowed my head, at many a warrior’s grave.

It’s not my job to protest, while lives are being lost.
Nor to mock the freedom, which comes at such great cost. 

Ours is the greatest country, we look out for all the rest.
Partially, it’s that sense of duty, which makes us the all-time very best.

It’s my job to honor my country, and in every way I can,
to stand behind her soldiers, and fall in line behind the plan. 

If I can’t do my job, it might be time for me to leave,
to seek another country in whose constitution I believe.


Gramps use’ta say
© R.L.King 2012 #298

About: America’s Military

“The American way, ain’t about being strong enough to use force,,,,
it’s about being strong enough…
…to not have to.”

(and understanding the difference.)



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