The two roses represent my two brothers who were both deployed to the Middle East at the same time. One to Afghanistan the other to Iraq. Both are now home safe and sound, but both due to deploy again in January to Iraq.
Soldiers both, standing tall
Fighting in the desert for Freedom’s Call.
Mountains loom in the landscape dense,
while bullets and IEDs rumble, thunder, and dispense.
Proud, loving, and there…
While I, your sister, patiently wait
for you here.
Safe and sound sleeping in my bed,
dreams and memories of you both,
run rampant through my head.
Of times when we were younger…
of growing up.
bad times they get all mixed up.
I miss you so very much.
I worry about your safety
from dawn ’til dusk.
© 2008 Christine King