A message from Iraq

I am fighting here in Iraq
Wishing everyday I could go back.
Back to the days where gunshots aren't ringing
Back to the nights of peacefully dreaming.

Endless nights of bombs exploding
Constant feeling of my heart exposing.
The true fear that is deep inside
The true fear that's in every eye.

Dreaming beside my beautiful wife
Loving much more of everyday life.
Seeing these people and the poverty they live
Makes me more thankful for the blessings God gives.

Praying that God will see me thru
So each and everyday I can be closer to you
Close enough to see her eyes
To release the feeling trapped inside.

                                   18 April 2003
                          Spc Joshua J Rodriguez

My husband who is proudly serving with the 101st Airborn
Division wrote this
poem to me and I would love to share it with others.   

Loving my Soldier,
Laura Rodriguez