June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

THE REAL INVISIBLE WOMEN

THE REAL INVISIBLE WOMEN 

We sit at home waiting for the news...
News of our next "home", of the friends we will lose....

We plan trips...
Only to hear, "sorry baby" roll from his lips...

We stand on docks and wave goodbyes...
With tears in our eyes...

We tell lies, nothing is a mess...
To save him the stress...

We listen to babies cry for their daddies..
We withhold all of our worries...

We have babies, do laundry, and move one more time..
All of this we do with little more than a dime..

We wait for homecomings...
Only to dread the leavings...

We iron uniforms, drop off dress blues..
We find the ID card he always seems to lose...

We love them, cherish them, and into the military we marry...
Knowing that we will always come second to the military...

We do this for our country, for the one we love...
Only to be looked down on, as if you are somehow above..

Invisible, yes, sometimes we choose to be that way..
When he leaves us, some things we choose not to say..

"Please don't leave again! I need you with me here."
We always seem to hide every single tear...

But today, my words I will say..
Invisible I will not be today...

We are PROUD NAVY WIVES...
And that we will be for the rest of our lives...