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Poetry from within

A Soldiers Mum

Motherhood is a very demanding role

Through the changing phases of life

For some a sudden transformation

As they are getting used to being a Wife

But there is one thing ever certain

That as soon as the children are born

That there may be many occasions

When your heart strings will be tattered and torn

The childhood days they quickly fly

They are not children for long

But rapidly rushing through teenage years

To adulthood fit and strong

Whatever they do wherever they go

Your Motherly watch you’ll keep

And any time there’s a hint of danger

Then your night’s may be deprived of sleep

With your loving Family around you

There’ll come a time when a child will leave

And look what the world has to offer

What role in life will they achieve

A Military life is often the choice of lads

With a spirit of adventure on their mind

The thoughts of world –wide travel

Wondering what mysterious places they might find

For this is all covered in the life of a soldier

Who knows not where his path of life may lead

Although some of their tasks are horrendous

Others are a great pleasure indeed

On the one hand their role may be to keep the Peace

Or assist Nature’s disaster victims to survive

Tsunami, Earthquake or flooding

Assisting these poor souls to stay alive

So worry not all you Mothers

Cast your cares and your doubts to one side

For a Soldiers life is the one he chose

To serve his Queen and Country with pride.

4th April 2010

Dennis Shrubshall