I Tied A Yellow Ribbon Today
Here is a poem that I wrote the other night for my son now serving in the Marines over in the war in Iraq, I think that all parents can relate. Please print if you can.
I tied a yellow ribbon for you today.
You are so far away.
The days come and go without end,
I can’t wait for you to come home again.
When you were born on that December Day.
I prayed to God to never take you away.
A tear rolled down my cheek,
as I looked into your beautilful eyes.
Knowing that one day you might have to go
war, too save all our lives.
And now the future has come true,
As I sit here and write to you.
Iraq is where you are at,
out in the desert in the heat,
sweaty and wearing a big back pack.
You never complain or regret,
the sacrifices that you have made,
or the time you have spent.
Making sure that when I go to bed at night,
I can wake up and see freedom’s light.
I know there our Angels because God sent you too me.
I thank you so much, for loving me and your country so much.
To protect and fight for Liberty.
As I sit on my front porch and pray,
I look at the yellow ribbons with a sense of pride.
Thanking God again for the day that you came into my life.
So know Son that the yellow ribbons will not come down,
until your safe and back on USA ground.
Love you always,
your very proud Mom
by Theresa Walker-Keegan,
a proud U.S. Marine Mother
Tues. May 30, 2006