To The United States Armed Forces, Thanks (a poem)

Because you are watching out for me, I am safe and warm today.

I embrace the joy of this special time because you are far away.


I sing the carols of Christmas in a church just over the way.

I marvel at the twinkling lights that  shine each bustling day.


Family and friends surround me with season's greetings and good cheer.

I am receiving and sending gifts.  I am blessed with loved ones near.


I am safe because  you are guarding me, and although you are far away,

You are close to my heart, each one of you, today and every day.


Mimi Evans Winship

Because you are watching out for me, I am safe and warm today.

I embrace the joy of this special time because you are far away.


I sing the carols of Christmas in a church just over the way.

I marvel at the twinkling lights that  shine each bustling day.


Family and friends surround me with season's greetings and good cheer.

I am receiving and sending gifts.  I am blessed with loved ones near.


I am safe because  you are guarding me, and although you are far away,

You are close to my heart, each one of you, today and every day.


Mimi Evans Winship