The Marine Corps Child

The Marine Corps Child

I am the child of a United States Marine.
My hometown is nowhere, my friends are everywhere.

I grew up with the knowledge that home is where the heart and
family are, with no dependence on the dwelling.
Mobility is my way of life

Some would wonder about my roots,
Yet the yare as deep and strong as the might oak

I sink them in quickly, absorbing all an area has to offer
And hopefully giving enrichment in return.

Travel has taught me to be open,
Shaking hands with the universe.
I find brotherhood in all people.

Farewells are never easy.
Yet even in sorrow comes the strength and ability to face
Tomorrow with anticipation.

If when I leave one place, I feel that half of my world has left,
I also know that the other hald is still waiting to be met.

Friendships are formed in hours and kept for decades.
I will never grow up with someone, but will mature with many.

Be it inevitable that paths part,
There is constant hope that we will meet again.
*Author Unknown*

Borrowed from Kelly's Marine Wives Site
[http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/1717/]  with permission