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 Michael Came Home Poems To Our Troops 12/6/2009
 We Do What We've Got To Do Life 11/9/2009
 The Banquet Spiritual Poems 11/8/2009
 The Harvest Spiritual Poems 11/5/2009
 A Candy Coated Jesus Spiritual Poems 11/3/2009
 Hypocrite Spiritual Poems 11/3/2009
 To Thine Own Self Be True Spiritual Poems 11/1/2009
 Judgment vs Truth Insight 10/30/2009
 Impressions Inspirational Poems 10/28/2009
 The Sailboat Insight 10/27/2009
 One Insight 10/26/2009
 Rewards Spiritual Poems 10/26/2009
 Finding Love Life 10/20/2009
 The Trophy Case Misc 10/17/2009
 Answers Spiritual Poems 10/13/2009
 Lines Of Perception Short Stories 9/23/2009
 The Path Spiritual Poems 9/15/2009
 Renegade Spiritual Poems 8/21/2009
 Finding Eternity Spiritual Poems 7/26/2009
 The Thirty Eighth Parallel Poems To Our Troops 7/23/2009
 The Father, The Son, The Holy Ghost Misc 7/15/2009
 Iraq Poems To Our Troops 7/4/2009
 Silent Prayer Life 6/28/2009
 Poet’s Ball Spiritual Poems 5/12/2009
 Grace Spiritual Poems 2/16/2009
 Song Of Freedom Current Events 2/3/2009
 Pebbles Insight 1/8/2009
 This Is My Moment Song Lyrics 1/2/2009
 You Don't Get Me Life 11/3/2008
 Always On My Back (Parody) Misc 10/8/2008
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Michael Came Home

On the day that Michael came home
From his tour in Iraq,
We greeted him with tear filled eyes,
As we welcomed him back.

The Nation called him a hero,
For all that he had done.
This decorated Navy Seal,
Was deadly with a gun.

But that's not what distinguished him,
It was courage and heart.
He did his duty with honor,
As he’d done from the start.

His valor...undeniable,
His mind...unshakable,
His actions...unimpeachable,
His will...unbreakable.

And that is why Michael came home,
His courage and his pride.
If he hadn’t done what he did,
Many Seals would have died.

Faced with Iraqi insurgents,
One hot September day,
A grenade came down near Michael
He saw no other way.

He had to save his fellow Seals,
So Michael acted fast,
He threw himself on the grenade,
To shield them from the blast.

No greater love hath any man,
No greater deed contends,
Than he who would lay down his life,
In defense of his friends.

The day they put him in the ground,
Was stirring and surreal.
Golden tridents lined his casket,
Left there by every Seal.

They formed a line and slapped them down,
As hard as each man could.
And the force left every trident
Embedded in the wood.

The sound was heard across the grounds,
Of that cemetery.
The louder every slap became,
Further it would carry.

This is the sound that heroes make,
Whenever they depart.
It is a sound that will remain,
Within each soldier’s heart.

When all had said their last farewell
To the best of the best,
They lowered him into the ground,
And laid their friend to rest.

That was the day Michael came home
From his tour in Iraq,
God took him in His arms and said,
'It's good to have you back.'

This Poem is dedicated to
Master-at-Arms Second Class, Michael A. Monsoor
A true hero.

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