My brother John is a corporal, soon to be Sergeant, in the United States Marine Corp. John recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. It’s been one of the most difficult things my family has ever been through, and we thank God everyday for his safe return. I wrote a poem for John to show him how much we are glad he is home, and I wanted to share it with everyone.
Welcome Home Soldier
By Andrea Senter
Welcome home soldier
We finally get to say
You just don’t know how good it is
To finally see your face
Welcome home son
We’ve missed your more each day
Please let our boy come home safe and soon
is what we’d often pray
Welcome home brother
You’ve filled our hearts with pride
The love we have for you right now
is something we just can’t hide.
Welcome home soldier,
The journey’s been tough and long
But you finally made it back to us,
back home where you belong.