~ A Soldier's Last Letter ~
“Dear Mom and Dad -|
I miss you so much
you are so very close to my heart
I miss the feeling of your caring touch
the smile on your faces
the love in your hearts
Please try not to worry about me
I’m doing fine, as best as I can
to do my part in making our country free
from the terrorist who, because of hate,
pursue to destroy this foreign land.
I know that war is a very terrible thing
that many a soldier has had to pay a price
so that the freedom bell
in our dear America may ring,
and that future generations
won’t have to endure this strife.
It’s for our great country
that I make this choice
of putting my life on the line
day in and day out
so that as younger folks grow in age
they may know what freedom
is all about.
This is unlike any other war
our country has had to fight
for the enemy we face
is almost always out of sight
They don’t care whose life they take
it’s part of their warped minds
and they hide like a slithering snake
ready to kill any soldier with a landmine.
I am so very proud of our country
it's not just a duty but an honor
to help to make it free
for all future generations
will realize someday
that this war is important
to protect our liberty.
Mom and Dad -
If I should not come home
please know I’ve gone to another place
and that I will never again be alone
but will see The Master face to face.
I am so proud to wear this uniform
to help in making America free
and if I should die in this blistering storm
then that’s the way I want it to be.
What we all need who are fighting here
is the support of family and friends
so that none will have to live in fear
because eventually this war will end.
Thank you for being my mom and dad
my heart is so fill with your love
and with the special touch of your prayers
for they will be heard from God up above.
Take care now and don’t worry
things will finally work out just right
for this cause to defend our country
on foreign soil is the reason that we fight.
I love you both very much!
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. . . . .
It is our sad duty to inform you . . . !
Steve A. Politte
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