Military Girlfriend

I stumbled upon a poem today that really seemed to hit home. I just wanted to share it you all as I know most of you can relate.

You don't know.
But im the girl who cries every morning. 
In hopes every night for his safe return home. 
I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home. 
I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be next to me. 
I'm the girl who sits quietly during class because all I can think about is the next moment when he will safely be in my arms again. 
You don't know.
But I'm the girl with a million things to say, but none will come out without the thought of him. 
I'm the girl who checks my cell phone every 5 seconds
Just to make sure i haven't missed his call. 
I'm the girl who stops and stares and wishes for him to return soon each and every time another man in uniform walks by.

What you don't know
Is that I know love on an entirely different level from most. 
I know the love that spans time and space; the love that most people are constantly searching for. 
I'm one of the girls who waits months for a single kiss;
A kiss that will make the months apart worth every second. 
A kiss where everything in the world stops for what seem like an eternity. 
You can see it in that person's soul and know that without them life could never be the same.

You tell me i'm too young to be so in love; 
I know that love has no age limit. 
You tell me I don't even understand what love is. 
I tell you I know more love in homecoming than most know in a life time. 
You don't know that every time he leaves a part of me goes with him and a part of him stays with me. 
You tell me that people change but I tell you, 
True love will always remain constant and steady. 
You tell me you know how I feel and understand what im going through 
you have no idea. 
What you dont realize is that I understand the true meaning of not only love but of longing and anticipation.

You don't see
But I'm one of the few who gets goose bumps as my little heart fills with pride everytime the national anthem is played. 
I'm one of the girls who will stand tall and stay strong on the outside 
but I'm dying in the inside. 
I'm one of the girls who will make friends with complete strangers for only they can begin to understand what I'm going through. 
You don't understand
That I picture his face everywhere I go and that he is with me in everything I do. 
You think I don't cry anymore, that I have gotten over it, 
What you don't know is that I just hide it better.

You don't know 
The feeling the first time you hear the word deployment or the feeling of his hand as it slides out of yours for what could be the last time. 
You don't know
What that last hugs or kiss means and how important that goodbye truly is. 
I'm the girl you see standing alone in the corner of the airport 
Watching quietly out the window with tears rolling down my cheeks. 
I'm the girl you see with a disheartened face 
Staring silently at the ground. 

What you don't know, 
Is that I know true love 
That no matter what obstacle we have to face, 
Our love will live forever (that only we know)

You tell me that you support the troops; 
I tell you, I'm in love with one. 
I'm one of the silent, but outgoing; 
Weak, but strong;
Scared, but grateful. 

What you don't see is that he needs me and I need him. 

I'm one of those girls: the girls who stand tall behind her soldier. 
Stand proud behind her Hero. 
Stands strong behind her man. 
Watching silently and patiently as he serves and defends our country...
PaigeMarie PaigeMarie
18-21, F
22 Responses Nov 6, 2012

This is amazing! Made me tear up. So powerful. Thank you!

this brought tears to my eyes! I miss my soldier boy so much.. he'll be back in 3 weeks after his 6 months training (hope so).. after the long wait, I still found myself crying alone just because I miss him. Such a simple reason yet heartbreaking. This month is going to end, but days seems to be so slow as it comes closer to his graduation date.

oh what a great poem, thank you for sharing, this made me tear up, I wish the best for you and your soldier.

This was beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes because it's so true! Thanks for sharing this

Such a beautiful poem. Made my day. Thank you.

Military girlfriends are special people and very brave in our way. Thanks for sharing this.

This is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

very true, I can relate. putting my feelings into words haha, great job on the poem and thank you for sharing.

Love it!

I think crying is the consensus T-T beautiful!!!

thank you <3

You made me cry x I'm not even with a soldier but you made me cry x

Aw I'm sorry :( I didn't mean to make you cry

This made me bawl my eyes out : ( lisa.k i saw your profile and interest me to write you,,i will also like to know you,i we like you to send me an email to my email address Here is my email address (kelly4turelove7 at y a h oo . so i can send you my you also tell you mor abut myselfe for you to know who i am

My tears are pouring down my face right now, so close to home.

this made me tear up, i love it :)

This really relates to me..Made me cry!

I felt like you read my mind while you wrote this...def teared up too. Its amazing

This amazing...thank you for sharing!!!

Oh gosh, this made me tear up. :(

I definitely teared up reading this, I Can relate 100% <3

I absolutely love this, teared up reading it. It is a 100% true!