marine

My daddy was a Marine

My dad was a marine

When I was younger

I used to wonder

Why couldn't that be me

Then I'd call myself a pussy

People around me called me obscene 

Fifteen surgeries plus

Thirteen Gran Mals

Not to mention my rounds with alcohol 

I may have been rattled 

Within my own battles 

But as you can obviously 

See, nothing has broken me

I now have a family fully complete

With a loving wife plus crazy kids

Despite some struggling we end up on our feet

Gravelin happened to be unraveling 

When my baby was coming up

She made me so sick

I wanted to throw up

She flipped script quick

Now Kim is a stranger

Hopefully drastic measures changes her

Coffee brandy and pills

For cheap tricks and thrills

Bouncing between jobs

Struggling to cover the bills

I've looked back at almost forty

Seeing all I've overcome 

I'm my own soldier 

I carry my family on my shoulders 

Thank you John unfortunately you're gone

I'm a fighter 

My daddy was a marine 

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The Marine Survives The Captain's Daughter

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The Marine Survives The Captain's Daughter

 

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The marine was engaged to
the captain's daughter
at Camp Lejeune.  She
discovered she was with
child... they hastened their
plans to marry.  His low
rank did not please the
captain who, King David like,
had him sent into harm's way
to Iraq for an extended tour.
Meanwhile the daughter,
fearing her father,
bowed to his will
and married another.

Ten years went by.
The marine left
the military and
decided to attempt
once again to seek
love. His relationship
with the new woman grew
over several months.
He was in a jewelry
store on the bottom
floor of a downtown hotel
buying her an engagement
ring when coming out into
the lobby he saw her
making hotel room
arrangements
with another man.

Two decades flowed by.
He never again
sought to put out
the tentative tendrils,
the first overtures,
to a woman.  In the
vacuum that creates
miracles, this time Angel
Raphael made the move,
sending the man's destined
love into his path.

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-saiom shriver-

 

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