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Writers’ Block Challenge #18

You Know Me

You know me

I’m the high school football star without a scholarship who finished college.

I’m the daughter of the soldier-son of a soldier.

I’m the father who went back to the battlefield,

with my two sons.

I’m the doctor,

The mechanic,

The pilot,

Who sought to serve more than just an employer.

.

 

 

I was right outside your door.

I sold you Girl Scout cookies.

I dated your daughter.

I pushed my stroller past your window with leash in hand,

loved ones in sight.

I shopped,

I walked,

I mowed,

I said goodbye to routine and safe slumber.

 

 

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You remember me.

But do you know where I am today?

  

I am not outside your door.

The traces of my voice are too far away for you to hear.

The pain I see is too much for you to imagine.

The reasons and whys don’t matter as much

as the whos and wheres.

I am dirty.

I am hot.

I am loyal and strong.

 

And I want the same thing you yearn for:

To share your door once again.

 

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Writers’ Block Challenge is HERE. This is my first try.

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