Christina A. Sharik


Thanksgiving AgainIt’s nearly Thanksgiving,
that very special day ~
when we thank the Lord our God
for blessings that have come our way –

But I sat today, and filled a box
with cookies, gum and candy
to send to soldiers in the desert
where it’s lonely, hot and sandy ~

For 40 years, I’ve sat and filled
boxes for soldiers, sailors, Marines
to send a bit of home for Christmas,
to those barely out of their teens.

Put down your rifle, soldier.
Have some cookies or a candy cane ~
I hope the angel didn’t break
and there’s no sandstorm or rain.

I’m grateful I can do this
for those protecting you and me ~
But how I wish that they were home
and that wars would cease to be.