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My Hero

I remember you being greater than any New York tower,
you’re courageous and tall
I remember you validating the girly things I loved, protective when I was small
I remember you leaving and how we all cried,
we should have kept you here or simply tried.
I remember video games becoming real,
war became something I could touch and feel.
I remember the news becoming a biography about you,
the dangers of Nationalism still hold true.
I remember them bragging about our hero in Iraq.
All I wanted wsa MY hero back.
I remember hearing that you had been wounded overseas,
there’s sure a lot of pain in staying free.
I remember our family slowly pulling apart,
maybe there’s a gravitational pull in that purple heart.
Now I see us all joining again,
You’re still my hero… You’ve always been.

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war, love, family

God is holding the pencil… I just let Him have His way.

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Comments

  • Amanda Ruff
    Amanda Ruffalmost 4 years ago

    This is something that hurts so much but you have turned it into something wonderful and its amazing to know the truth that you will get to see your hero again somedayy.

  • I think writing this was important. More important than most my poems. It definitely got a lot out!
    Thanks for reading it!

    – Chrissy Croft

  • Unique-Mystique
    Unique-Mystiquealmost 4 years ago

    Very powerful and hope your family could pull back together

  • Thank you for your well wishes! We are certainly on our way!

    – Chrissy Croft

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    Wow!

  • Thank you!!!

    – Chrissy Croft

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