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The Eclectic Pen - Live Overturned

By: Roy B. (mountdewboy)   + 20 more  
Date Submitted: 4/29/2010
Words: 239

  Oh! how my life has been turned upside down
I now feel a wreck, from the heartbreak I found
When finally returning from my deployment
Serving my country, not seeking enjoyment

I found that I had no home to return to
My marriage over for my wife had left too
I always thought she would love me forever
Now I know that nothing lasts for forever

This feeling inside me is like a huge knot
I can never relax knowing she loves me not
I've picked up the pieces and I've tried to move on
My kids are all I have now, since she's been gone

I served my country not for fortune or fame
I served for the flag and the pride in its name
All the while thinking of my wife and kids
With hardly a chance to close my eyelids

I'm home now for good with my kids to care for
Each day a hard struggle like the one before
We are living off my Navy retirement for support
But it sure doesn’t go far when there are 5 in this fort

I hope that one day, I can move into my own place
Feel as if nothing is in my life but a deep empty space
One a job that can support us all, so we can have a new start
Plus someone that will love the kids & I that will fill our heart

27 Apr 2010
Roy W. Bair

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Michal W. (Princess101) - 5/5/2010 5:37 PM ET
That is so sad! but it was really good!
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