"The Ones I Leave Behind"


As I put my uniform on and get ready for work

 I don’t worry about my life or even getting hurt

With duty belt geared and boots with a shine

 Not worried about my life but the ones I leave behind


A son at home who’s probably grounded

About a messy rooms he is constantly hounded

A wife in the kitchen or maybe in bed

Saying a prayer for me, quietly in her head


Neither of them knows what lies in store for me

Will I come home safe or a Chaplain will they see

When my shift is done and I’ve gone 42

Its not for me that I smile but for those two


If my shift does end and I don’t make it home

I loved them so much I just hope they know

When its all done and at the back of my mind

I never worry for me just for the ones I leave behind


Roddy Adcock

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Copyright © October 15, 2007 - All Rights Reserved

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