Modern Military Family Icons

Man in uniform.  Woman at his side.
Maybe some children:   babes in arms,
toddlers, some middle or high schoolers.
 
Woman in uniform.  Man at her side.
Maybe some children:  babes in arms,
toddlers, some middle or high schoolers.
 
Man in uniform.  Man at his side.
Maybe some children: babes in arms,
toddlers, some middle or high schoolers.
 
Woman in uniform.  Woman at her side.
Maybe some children: a babe in arms,
toddlers, some middle or high schoolers.
 
Man in uniform.  Woman in uniform.
Maybe some children: babes in arms,
toddlers, some middle or high schoolers.
 
Young man or woman in uniform.  Proud
parents on either side.  Siblings & friends.
All hope the one they love will return.
 
Man or woman with children, animals.
Single parent while spouse is away
to train, or fight in some war zone.
 
Grandmother, grandfather, designated
care givers for grandchildren while dad
or mom trains, fights in some war zone.
 
American adults, their children, live years
in Europe, Asia,  Days in American Schools.
Evenings, weekends along ancient streets. 
 
American soldiers, foreign brides, war
or otherwise, bridge blood, customs.
Raise children who belong to the planet.
 
Rainbow families, North, South, East,
West, Black, White, Red, Yellow,
Rich, Poor.  Adventure after adventure.
 
Home today, they will leave tomorrow.
Friends today, will move on tomorrow.
Strangers today, will be friends tomorrow.
 

 

MAMF Writer-in-Residence, Caroline LeBlanc

 

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