Cynthia G. wrote this heartfelt poem that really hit home with me. Enjoy and thank you Cyn!
In a pushed-back chair in a crowded room,
Unaware of her surroundings, many assume
Sits a middle-aged mother, phone in hand
Quietly texting as fast as she can.
She had waited all week without a word;
Had cried many times til her vision was blurred.
Then the message “Just want u to know I’m OK”
Appeared on her screen as she sat in the café.
Her friends had smiled as she snatched up her phone –
They knew who it was by the sound of its tone
And the relieved expression that washed over her face –
Their voices grew hushed as they gave her some space.
Now strangers nearby give a puzzled glance
And are wondering why she grabs this chance.
Why she first smiles, and then wipes a tear
And seems so oblivious to all who are near.
But her time is precious and her minutes are few
To send back her replies “I luv & miss u!”
“Do u need anything?” “R ur buddies OK?”
And “Did u have a nice day 2day?”
In no time at all it comes to an end
As she writes one more message and presses “send”.
For her soldier must leave now and be on his way
Where he’s going, he cannot say.
She longs and prays for the day he comes home
But today her love must be sent through her phone.
poem by Cynthia G.
© Cynthia G.
judy sebesta says
very touching, thanks for sharing!
I need to her from my son! I miss him so much
Very good poem!! It is so good to hear when they have made it back from flight and they are ok:) It is hard waiting to hear from them, hours seem like years.
I cherish every time that I hear from my son now…..it is going to be extremely hard when he deploys. I am learning real fast the true meaning of ARMY MOM, ARMY STRONG!!!!!
This poem is so true to my heart. When you get that call you are just so thankful to hear their voice. Keep praying ARMY MOMS. God Bless Our Troops!
Verda Matson says
I am not a Mom of a soldier but a Grandmother of one of our soldiers. My prayers go up for our boys in the early hours of the morning! I have kept my grandson’s message on my phone so I am able to just hear his voice the night before he left. My arms still feel him in my arms when I first held him and prayed for him and his life, wondering what was ahead for him in life. I will never stop praying for he and all the troops that have given us such a blessing of great peace and freedom. God Bess Our Troops!
Thank you for sharing. That is special and true.
Brittney Bray says
I am the wife of a soldier. It is one proudest I can ever bee to stand behind my husband as he trains the men and women being sent over seas. A friend of mine recently lost her husband in Afghanistan 2 weeks ago and he was laid to rest yesterday….it is heart reaching to see but as an army wife we all stood by her.side! I hope all our troops still overseas come home soon and safe! God bless you all and all the families that sacrifice Wat we do to support them all!
Karen Ciejek says
I know this feeling all to well. I get so excited to get an email or to see my son on a chat line. I get tears in my eyes. I miss him so much.
Ruth B says
Been there and done that way too many times! Have sat parked on the shoulder of the interstate because I didnt want to ‘miss’ the moment. Seems we will do most anything to cease the moment when offered to us!!! Thanks for sharing this!
Robin McCune says
My son is not deployed, I cannot imagine how hard it is not hearing. My son is still in training at Ft Gordon. It is still very hard not to hear from him.
So proud of all these young men and their families that make these sacrifies.
Sherry Lewis says
Thank so much for putting in words what so many of us moms go through…
Brynn DuBose says
I rarely get to hear from my son in Afghanistan, and when I do the time is precious. Thanks for speaking all of our hearts.
Thank you for sharing such wonderful words. Everyone of them true.
From Oct 09 to Sept 2010, I spent every day that way, waiting for the same words from both my sons in Iraq.
Lisa Ryan says
Your poem brought me to tears. Good tears, tears of cleansing. Thank you. I am a very proud Army mom my son is in the sandbox and I live for the green dot on face book. Best message on Facebook – hey mom what’s up? I’m doing ok how are you doing? Get 5-10 min before the connection is lost. But the best 10 min of my week. It is amazing how fast I can type when he is on. Lol. Each text lets me know he is doing. Ok and I get to tell him I love him.
I go nowhere without my phone and lucky for me my friends and family totally understand. Haven’t spoken to him since Feb and know I will get to Skype him soon as I am the birth coach for his wife and he will get to see his daughter born in a few weeks. This is the life of a military mom and family.
Thank you for sharing.
My son is in leadership training with live fire this week, averaging 4 hours of sleep per day. I did not have my phone with me while visting with my parents. I saw two missed calls 8:07pm and 8:08 pm no messages. sent him a quick text back. havent heard from him yet. I am so anxious , havent slept
Praying for strength for him. I AM A PROUD MOM OF AN ARMY WARRIOR
Yolonda taylor says
Thanks very heart touching as my son is being deployed tomorrow and that has been my day today love it
Soldiers Funeral 2015
People came to my funeral today
by: Konrad Henkul
People came to my funeral today
Some just stood outside in the rain
Others actually came inside
All the faces oddly the same
Some expressed the pride of pain
Others showed the pain of pride
Some chose to cry inside
Some chose to scream outside
But either way
I died a Soldier
and people came to my funeral today
This poem is a Dichotomistic look at a Soldier who gave his/her life to defend our freedom of speech, only to have people, such as the members of Westboro Baptist Church (in Topeka, KS) utilize that very freedom to protest their funerals.
I am in tears after reading this. Ever word, sentence, emotion, I feel. Thank you so much for sharing!!