Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Silent Ranks

I wear no uniforms, no blues or greens.
But, I am in the military, in the ranks rarely seen.

I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give.
But in the military world is where I live and am rarely seen.

I am not in the chain of command, orders I do not give or get.
But my husband is the one who does, this I cannot forget.

I am not the one who fires a weapon, who puts his life on the line.
But my job is just as tough, I'm the one who is always left behind.

My husband is a patriot, a brave and pride filled man.
And the call to serve his country not all can understand.

Behind the lines, I see things needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do my kids and me.

I love the man I married. The military is his life.
So I pledge to support my hero and stand among the silent ranks known as THE MILITARY WIFE.

-A Military Wife Author Unknown

*Thanks to an angel for sharing this poem.


Tracy said...

Great poem. I always say the family serves too! I regularly thank the spouses of our soldiers for THEIR service.

I can't even imagine how hard it must be to be the "one left behind" and I salute you all!

Butterfly Wife said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Yekwana Man said...

I salute you! I Thank you! God Bless and be always with your family.

Johannah said...

Pretty!!! Thank you for posting that, even though I'm not a military wife I have a friend that is and I'll be sure to share this with her!

Jungle Mom said...

I greatly honor you! Thanks for supporting your husband.

Mel said...

Thank you for the reminder of this poem. I had not seen it in many years as I have a copy of it tucked away in my 'memories box'. Reading it again brings good memories back to me over the past 9 years of a spouse.

Desertphnx said...

Great poem.. ; )