All I can see is darkness all around.
All I can hear is shots fired and bombs going off as body’s fall to the ground.
All I can smell is burned human flesh, gun smoke, and death.
All I can think about is my spouse tossing and turning losing sleep praying for me and wondering if I am safe, and my children missing out on yet another day I couldn’t play.
All I can say is “I want to go home.”
I wake up, it was all a dream, so it seemed.
It was in fact not a dream, but a flash back from the time I put my life on the line.
Freedom isn’t free, there’s a price that is paid from the brave.
I am a Veteran.
I served for my family.
I served for the strangers I pass on the streets.
I served for the teachers that teach.
I served for the preachers that preach.
I served for freedom so they can all be free.
I served in armor with honor.
I served with pride.
I served tried and true for the Red, White, and Blue.
America, we love you.