Nancy L. Meek

HE’S IN THE ARMY NOW

Your son is in the Army!?
I don’t know what to say,
but I hope with all my heart
he makes it back okay.

I hold such deep respect
for those who raise their hand
in vowing to defend
our people and our land.

May God protect and guide them
in their battles far away
as I chew my nails in angst
until they’re home to stay.