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When I say I’m a Soldier

WHEN I SAY I AM
 
When I say I am, a Soldier, I feel pride for my country, for duty, for honor
 
When I say I am, a Soldier, I feel strong in my stance, head held high, shoulder’s back
 
When I say I am, a Soldier, I feel emotions and heart, the excitement, the tears
 
When I say I am, a Soldier, I feel purpose and belonging, the comfort, the camaraderie
 
When I say I am, a Soldier, I feel whole and with reason, the mission, the cause
 
When I say I am, no longer a Soldier, I feel lost and missing, the dark, and empty ME.
 

 

 
 
James Everett Jr. is a veteran of desert storm desert shield and operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent 20 years in the military, recently retired. He has no writing experience but was pleasantly surprised how easy writing comes to him, especially when it comes to spreading the word about his years in the service. He has 3 kids and a wife.

 

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