With strength and courage
He spends every single day
Fighting for our country
In many different ways
He stands guard with his rifle,
Not knowing what to expect
He has left behing his old life
Without any regrets
Daily prayers are said each night
To keep this loved one out of fright.
For he has gone so far from home
Always feeling as if he is alone
Pride and love fills his heart,
He fought for freedom from the start.
He loves his country, his morals stand,
For he is lending a helping hand.
Please keep him safe
And bring him home
He is my marine
And Im all alone
Dedicated to: LCPL Shawn Patten