What I'm scared of

by D. Lloyd   Mar 14, 2016

As a marine we are taught not to fear death.
To go through pain with obedience and discipline.
But I won't pretend to be fearless,

because I am scared.

But what I'm scared of
is the thought that I may have very well kissed my mother good bye for the last time.

That I may never have the chance to truly love again.

That I won't be able to see my children grow up to be more successful than I ever could.

And that scares the hell out of me.

At the same time those things that I'm scared of is the exact reasons I am willing to lay down my life.
To ensure a home where all of that is possible.

If not for me, it's for my brother and sister.


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  • 2 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    As an Australian, Thank you for fighting along side our Army men and women :)
    Its only natural we are all scared of something.

    Excellently written. Well done

    Deeplydesturbed xx

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    This is by far your best.

    I have a cousin in the marines and he acts all 'macho man' but we know he has these fears himself, every marine, soldier etc does. Such a heartfelt piece.


  • 2 years ago

    by littleone

    I love this by the way

  • 2 years ago

    by Mayday

    Just, ...God bless you your heart.

    (and if you just so happen to be an atheist, er, I meant no offense, I promise!)

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Lloyd,

    having fear is necessary as a marine, as a father, son, brother...
    without it who are we - nothing! It is all about perspective and balance...

    As Hellon states, an honest write.

    Well done,


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