Silently Pray


Hear me Lord as I pray
Going out on patrol today
Weapons loaded, gear on my back
I am ready for any attack
Walking through towns on patrol
Ready for a fight to unfold

Hear me Lord as I silently pray
Show me and my squad the way
Eyes looking all around
Shots ring out, we hit the ground
M-16s firing back
I pray silently we survive the attack

In my mind I say the Lord’s prayer
Gunships firing, flying through the air
Hear me Lord as I silently Pray
Help me and my buddies survive this day

Hear me Lord I’m glad you heard my prayer
I will give myself to you with great care
I return to my rack and close my eyes
Take a deep breath and silently cry
Today thank GOD was not the day for me to die
Hear me Lord I thank you for my life
So I can return home to my kids and wife

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43 yr old nurse started writing in Nov 2015, a lot of my poetry in military based because I take care of veterans,but am starting to try new things hope you like them.
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