A Hero

November 20, 2011
By LizzyBeth98 BRONZE, Caliente, Nevada
LizzyBeth98 BRONZE, Caliente, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

He kissed me on the forehead and said “I'll be back”

As if a seven year old boy like me

was too young to understand or know

What his mission was and where he had to go

I watched as he left, in his uniform and hat

Leaving footprints in the snow

That's how I remember my Dad, about a year ago

That's how I remember him, as I watched him go

“A Loving Father and Husband” is written on my hero's grave

And as I stared at my daddy's headstone

and the flowers that were laid

I wondered and wondered why he had to leave

Why he just couldn't have stayed home

and still be with me?

But my Daddy had a heart for his country

and was willing to fight

For the ones he love,

For the things that were right

I know he still loves me

And I'm proud to say

That my dad was something special,

That maybe, I will be just like him one day

A hero.

The author's comments:
I wrote this on Vetrens Day. I have never lost anyone close to me because they fought for our country, but I wanted to empathize with the ones who have.:)

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