Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I Cry

I tear up often on Veteran's Day.......I cry for my dad, who could not speak about WWII at all, I cry for all those Veterans through the years who left families and friends to serve their country.
I cry for those who didn't make it home and for their families.
I cry for those who did come home, for the memories they can't erase, the guilt they carry,the nights they don't sleep and the pain that will be with them forever.
I cry because no matter how hard I try, and what I do, there are some that I can't  help.....that no one can help.......
I cry because the words Thank You seem so small and insignificant to someone who is willing to give their life for me and this country..........yet no other words come close.

So tonight, if you are a Veteran or are still serving.......Thank You


  1. Hi Jilda- I cry, too. My father was a medic in WWI and I cannot imagine the horrors he saw there. Blessings to you- xo Diana

  2. Every time I say thank you to a service man or woman I tear up...it's embarrassing but coming from a family of Veterans and remembering how hard it was for my parents when my brothers were in Nam, I just can't help it. Your post says it beautifully.

  3. What a beautiful poem, or at least it could be. It is so tender and so thankful.