Our Freedom Isn’t Free

Our freedom isn’t free
It’s fought for
Raging wars
So many give their lives
Hometown heroes fight for a better life

Our freedom isn’t free
Not given without a price
Someone’s son
Someone’s daughter
Risked and gave their life
Mothers; fathers
Never to see another day’s light

Our freedom isn’t free
Its price quite high
A fatherless child
A widowed bride
Everything forsaken for strangers
For our peace of mind

Our freedom isn’t free
Remember that when you’re drunk upon the beach
Someone died, left their child
Broke the heart of their wife to be
Somewhere, someone sits all alone
Her husband, father, brother
Never returned home

Our freedom isn’t free
Open your eyes
Appreciate the fallen
Show support and gratitude
Or you’ve no right to cry
Don’t tread on me

An Anniversary Alone

Candlelight and our favorite wine
A fire blazing in the fireplace
This table set for two
The only thing missing is you

It’s our anniversary
The third one I’ve spent alone
You aren’t in my arms
But in my heart you are home

Thousands of miles and an ocean away
I know wherever you are tonight,
You feel the same
My brave, loving soldier, I’ll wait

I always said I wasn’t built for this
Then you came crashing into my life
I’d not trade you, as love being your wife
Still the wars rage on and here I must sit

Wherever you are, wherever you’ll roam
I’ll be here my love to welcome you home
Until then, stay safe and write when you can
There’s so much to share when it’s over
My brave, loving soldier