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The Silent Ranks

I wear no uniform,
No Blues or army greens.
But I am in the military,
In the ranks rarely seen.

I have no rank on my shoulders.
Salutes I do not give.
But the Military world,
This is where I live.

I'm not in the chain of command,
Orders I do not get.
But my husband is the one who does,
This I cannot foreget.

I?m not the ones that fires the weapons,
Who puts my life on the line.
But my job is tough.
I?m the one that's left behind.

My Husband is a patriot,
A brave and prideful man .
And the call to serve his country,
Not all can understand.

Behind the lines I see the things,
Needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice,
But so do our kids and me.

I love the man I married.
Submarines are his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks,
Known as the Submariners Wife.
Author: Joan Cole


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