The Veteran

He set out young and full of hope. His heart was filled with pride.
He left the ones who loved him most. Said ,”I love you,” to his bride.
He felt the sting of discipline. He ran until he fell.
He thought that he’d be better off if he had gone to hell.

A soldier’s life is lonely in a sea of thousands more,
A solace found in that one fact, served valor to restore.
Our young men serve for country first. Their lives are on the line.
They know that they are just one part of a unique design.

They’re always at the ready. They refuse to run away.
They shed their blood and lose their limbs a victory to allay.
Today we pause to thank them for the sacrifice they make.
Our words cannot repay them for the chances that they take.

When you return from service, let our hearts with yours be bound.
You’ve given everything for us. We’re all on common ground.
So place your hand upon your heart and with all together say,
They’ve made our homes a better place. God bless the USA!

Kathy Boecher


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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