Red, white, and blue

The colors are true

With stars and stripes

That are gleaming bright


You brave men and women

Holding hands

In the far away desert sands


Fight for the right

In hopes to gain your sight


You stare at the glare

In the battlefields

Hoping to miss the nightmare

Of not having your shields


You think about the tomorrows

On what the days will bring

Whether they be joys or sorrows


I thank you very kindly,

Beth Malbon


Dedicated to the troops of Operation Desert Storm

Written on October 23, 1990