To a Hero

My name is Barbara Hyde, and my fiancee' is with the 3rd BN 7th Marines in 
Iraq.  I wrote this for him.

April 4, 2004
To a Hero

Have I told you recently how much I admire you?
You are capable of things I know I could never endure. . .
You deal with situations that I don't think I could face,
And still, you worry more about everyone else, 
 And how they will hold up through these rough times,
 Knowing that you will pull through no matter what.

Do your enemies know what they are facing?
If only they knew you are a formidable foe. . .
You would have them running away to hide,
And still, you would seek out those people,
 The ones who want to make the world cringe,
 Knowing that you must do so to protect those you love.

Have I told you how much I love you?
I am so proud of you for everything you do. . .
I can't help but tell everyone how wonderful you are,
And still, I can't tell you enough what you mean to me,
 Or how you've changed my world,
 Knowing that you are my hero.

Barbara Hyde