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THE SILENT RANKS



I wear no uniform,
no dress blues or army greens.
But I am in the military
among the ranks rarely seen.

I have no rank upon my shoulder.
Salutes I do not give.
But the military is the
world in which I live.

I'm not the one who fires the weapon,
who puts my life on the line.
But my job is just as tough.
I'm the one that's left behind.

My husband is a patriot,
a brave and prideful man,
And the call to serve his country,
not everyone can understand.

Behind the lines I see the things
needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice,
but so do our children and me.

I love the man I married,
Soldiering is his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks
known as the military wife.


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