Writing Type: Poem
By Scott Sjostrand
When you wish upon a star,
it's like a soldier, gazing from afar
in a desert, longing for home.
When they reached the USO,
All they got was a dial tone.
With the night comes an occasional "full moon,"
while you're eating your MREs with a plastic spoon.
Your Army buddies can relate.
You're far from home
and your daughter's going on her first date.
Your wife's alone, worrying about the bills.
This peacekeeping task will test all of your skills.
You wanna reunite with your wife and kids.
Why, yes! Of course!
Hopefully your deployment won't end in divorce.
A soldier's job is complicated.
The time away from loved ones is understated.