I Am A Soldier’s Mother

Poem - I am a soldier's mother

Thank you Cynthia G.  for writing this heartfelt poem.

I am a soldier’s mother; I sometimes march alone
And yet I stand with many, trying to be strong.

You may not recognize me as you pass me on the street;
I may look like any other that you by chance might meet.

Like any mother, in a lot of ways I still remain,
But watching my son become a soldier brought a forever change.

For deep down inside where you cannot see
My own battle rages that’s as real as it can be.

It starts with feeling pride in all he has become,
But often worry creeps in before the day is done.

Then there is his absence that never will seem right –
The days without a word that causes many sleepless nights.

And at the sight of another soldier, my heart skips a beat,
For it reminds me of my own, and that face I’d love to see.

And I have a deeper sense of the sacrifices our heroes make;
I can see the hardships on the families – the loneliness, the heartache.

But in spite of all that’s raging, this mother’s love holds strong
As I’m wrapped in God’s peace and comfort and given strength to go on.

© Cynthia G. – this poem is copyrighted, please share responsibly with attribution to author.



  1. Lisa McClellan says

    I am forever an army mom. My son passed serving his country. This month is always very emotional. Thank you for the poem. I can’t seethe keyboard must go

  2. Jane McClurg says

    My husband was career military. Our son followed in his Dad’s footstep. When my husband was dying, my son was in Afghanistan. The Red Cross and the US Army got him home before the doctor’s unplugged my husband. He died of prostate cancer and congestive heart failure (probably caused by a year in the rice paddies of Viet Nam). I just don’t have the strength to hold back someone who “felt the calling.” Proud to report that my son is out (after 14 years) and working on a college degree. Also doing the National Guard duty to complete his 20 years. You just have to do what you have to do. Just send those prayers up that they will be kept safe. Thanks for letting me share.

  3. Betty Mathewson says

    I am an Army daughter and wife, mother of a Navy fighter pilot and a Marine, grandmother of a Marine an an Airman. Uncles, cousins male and female, brother, all served our great country with honor. My children and I also served, actively and from afar. We are a proud multi-generational military family and we love our homeland. It is not an easy life, with the separations and then the reunions with many adjustments, the fear for the safety of our loved ones always in the forefront of our minds. But it is a good life, this life of service to our country. God bless all our men and women who serve, whether in uniform or at home, and God bless the United States of America!

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