A rosary clasped tightly

In his little hands

Just a small little guy

With a spiritual plan


His worries were big

As he knelt by his bed

While thoughts of his daddy

Kept filling his head


“My son”, Dad had said

I am counting on you

Take care of your Mom

And take care of you, too”


Then his dad left for war

He went far away

But Mamma had taught him

To hope and to pray


In his pjs and tee shirt

His bear by his side

He would pray each Hail Mary

And try not to cry


With the cross as his shield

And beads as his sword

This young warrior’s weapon

Could not be ignored


“Hail Mary”, he pleaded

Help me understand

Please, bring Daddy home

From that far away land”


The Mother of God heard

This sweet little boy

Then she asked her own Son

To fulfill his joy


And answer God did on

One bright sunny day

No more going to war

But back now to stay


He ran to his daddy

His tiny feet flew

Picked up into arms

“I’ve been waiting for you”


He welcomed him home with

Worn rosary in hand

 With hugs, tears, and kisses

From his little man


Donna Sue Berry

For 4th of July, 2013

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Big thank you to for the idea!

Thank you to Crystal Robinson for pictures of Jackson!  


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Poem dedication

In memory of Bob Leehan

On this 4th of July, 2013

R.I.P. to Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa

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