“Did you know the war is on TV, Mom told me to turn the channel?
I did but there is was again, I don’t know what’s the matter.
I looked for you but I did not see, are you at a different war?
Please don’t say I told you this, but Mom dented the car.
I’m being good just like you said, but wish you’d come home soon.
I think I’ll stick to Superman and other fun cartoons.
I don’t think anyone can win; this war that’s on TV.
It’s not like when I play outside and Mom says come and eat.
Last one outside wins the game, are your rules not the same,
Maybe you could talk to them, once you land your plane.
I try to pray each night and day to keep you safe and sound.
I sent a picture that I drew of a dead frog that I found.
If I could choose a winner Dad, 3 guesses who’d it be,
Superman could win this war then fly you home to me.”
This is a children’s poem borne from a compilation of letters from 3 young
children to their Air Force Father; gone six months out of every year in
service to his country.