Wednesday, July 22, 2009


If I ever go to war...

If I ever go to war Mom,
Please don't be afraid.
There are some things I must do,
To keep the promise that I made.
I'm sure there will be some heartache,
And I know that you'll cry tears,
But your son is a Soldier now, Mom,
There is nothing you should fear.
If I ever go to war Dad,
I know that you'll be strong.
But you won't have to worry,
Cause you taught me right from wrong.
You kept me firmly on the ground,
yet still taught me how to fly.
Your son is a Soldier now Dad,
I love you Hooah, Even if I die.
If I ever go to war Bro,
There are some things I want to say.
You've always had my back,
and I know it's my time to repay.
You'll always be my daybreak,
through all of life's dark clouds,
Your brother is a Soldier now, Bro,
I promise I'll make you proud.
If I ever go to war Sis,
don't you worry bout me,
I always looked out for you,
but I can't do that anymore,
Cause I'm a big bro to all in America.
I love you so much and you know that,
Your brothers a soldier now Sis,
So wipe your eyes, I'll be fine even if I die.
If I ever go to war my Friends,
We'll never be apart,
Though we may not meet again,
I'll hold you in my heart.
Remember all the times we had,
Don't let your memories cease,
Your friend is a Soldier now, Dear Friend,
And I'll die to bring you peace.
And when I go to heaven,
And see that pearly gate,
I'll gladly decline entrance,
Then stand my post and wait.
I'm sorry Sir I can't come in,
I'm sort of in a bind,
You see I'm still a Soldier Sir,
So I can't leave them behind.

By PFC Jonathan W. Guffey Alpha Company
101st Airborne 2/506th Infantry Air Assault Iraq 2006
10 July 2006

24 comments:

Mari said...

What a touching poem. You've got me crying now!

coffeypot said...

We have many talanted young people serving our country. Yet they chose to serve.

jojo said...

touching and powerful...we have so much to be grateful for...

USA_Admiral said...

That was great.

Sarge Charlie said...

wow

Citizen Soldier said...

Thanks I needed to read that. If you don't mind I am going to post it on my facebook page. Oh and by the way I ordered my book last night.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I was crying because of my letter now crying because of this!

Let the tears flow!!

Hallie :)

Tami said...

Where was the tissue alert. Oh wow. That was totally HOOAH!!!!
Thanks for posting this, If you do not mind I would like to print this and add it to Chris' scrapbook.

Have a great Wednesday,
aam

Hammer said...

powerful stuff.

AirmanMom said...

mari...as soon as I happened upon these words, I knew I had to share them!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...truly, we are a blessed nation!

AirmanMom said...

jojo...thank you so very much for taking the time to read these words.

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral...your visits are always deeply appreciated.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

citizen soldier...please post it! The more who read these words, the better! So glad you have the book on the way!!!

AirmanMom said...

hallie...I know they are all happy tears, so it is all good!!!!

AirmanMom said...

aam...you are correct, I should have posted a tissue alert! PLEASE use these words in Chris's scrapbook!!!

AirmanMom said...

hammer...I totally agree with you! thanks for stopping by!

Mike Golch said...

such a powerful posting.I can always depend on you to lift my spirts from a dark place.

AirmanMom said...

mike...it's always good to have you stop by! Thank you for your kind words!

Chuck said...

This was incredible.

Hat's off to this young man.

AirmanMom said...

chuck...amazing young soldier, isn't he???

Ky Woman said...

Aww AM,

such a powerful message to read. How blessed we are to be a country with men such as these.

Even if their words do make us cry...

AirmanMom said...

ky...we love our mom tears!