A Poem For All of Us

I Am a Military Girlfriend.....

I am a military girlfriend.I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be.I am at the bottom of the chain. I

hold no Military ID card; I am not a "dependent" or parent.The man i love may face unspeakable dangers, and

I am at the mercy of those who possess this recognition for news.I understand this and accept this.

I am a military girlfriend.I have promised to be here for him upon his return, no matter how long he is away.

People may say I am insane for making such a commitment with no quarentees, but i hold onto our promises

and have faith that he will come home safe to me. I know full well that my love for him fuels him in the worst of times.

I am a military girlfriend.There is no ring on my finger to symbolize our commitment, though I love him no less

for it. I hope every day that he will be able to call because a simple 30-second phone call can bring the

greatest spectrum of emotions...smiling with tears in my eyes from so much joy and pain. My relationship is

based on brief communication where "I love you and I'm okay" speaks more than volumes and gives me the strength to keep going.

I am a military girlfriend. I take no moment spent together for granted.I hold onto every touch, caress, kiss,

and every word.I have memroized the feel of his skin, his smell, the sound of his voice,and I play it over and

over in my head so that I will not forget. I cry myself to sleep some nights because missing him hurts so badly,

but wake up the next morning, brush myself off, and start a new day.

I am a military girlfriend.The events of the next serveral months hold my life, my love, and my future in the

balance.When you watch the news reports, you may turn away and go about your business relatively

unaffected.When I watch the news,stories of the war, I do not see nameless soldiers a half a world away.I

see individuals who will be forever changed by the war. News of every casualty causes me physical pain and deep sadness

I am a military girlfriend,not a spouse or family member.When you say your prayers for the wives,mothers,and

fathers, please dont forget about me too!

KingsQueen KingsQueen
18-21, F
3 Responses Feb 20, 2009

I sometimes think us girlfriends (significant others - sounds a little better) have it even harder than the wives. Just like the poem says, we are here, waiting, hoping, and loving, with no gaurantees. One of my biggest fears is that he will come back so changed, he won't come back to me.

i really like this. it speaks the truth so well. i agree that the title sounds childish, and we really are going through the same things the wives do and we are just as strong.

I loved this poem. it speaks the honest truth. i too am a military girlfriend (navy). it sucks tho not having a proper title. i mean, we are in our mid 20's, boyfriend/girlfriend just sounds so childish. our relationship has surpassed many obstacles including a deployment, a reenlistment, and now a transfer to another state. we are like husband and wife, but not legally. us girlfriends suffer just as much as the wives and mothers do. maybe its in a different light, but the feelings are all the same. <br />