Deployment poems have the power to change soldiers’ minds, encourage them, support them, show appreciation and love to them.

Military deployments are not easy for most military spouses, their friends, and their families. It’s hard to be separated for months on end and for family and friends, not knowing that your loved one is safe can be heart wrenching. Just like this deployment poem says:

It is the Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.


Deployment Love Poems from Military Spouse

As a woman who has had her husband deployed for a year or more, you can witness firsthand how hard it is. You don’t relay realize just how tough it is until you experience it for yourself.

This military spouse was alone, her husband was deployed, and when her child was born, she wondered why he had to be so far away when she needed him so much. Every holiday, she feels that she must be an actress, so she tells her children, “Let’s enjoy the nice time; we are going to have such great fun.” She prepares a deployment care package carefully and sends her love and support to her deployed loved one with a special care package.

Deployment Prayer

Dear Lord:
Give me the strength to say goodbye. Hold back the tear in my eye.
Cure my insomnia so that I may sleep alone. Give me a reason to awake when I’ve none.
Dear Lord:
Please help me pace myself. Allow me to turn to you for help,
And please let me be strong for him, Even if I’ve reached the brim.
Dear Lord:
Please make time go fast. I don’t know how long I can last.
This is the hardest time of my life, But this is my job: the soldier’s wife.
Dear Lord:
Let them all stay strong. Give them the will to go on,
And Lord, Please bring back all our men. In the name of our country. Amen.


Inspiring Deployment Poem from Elderly Parents

As parents, one of our greatest worries is how to keep our children safe. Even when they’ve grown up, that worry never really disappears, especially for every soldier’s parents when they face a danger so serious they can’t offer any protection. When they son or daughter, enlisted in the Army/Air Force/Navy/Marines and deployed to Iraq, they were surprised to find out how strong those worries were.

However, they kept their worries to themselves until the day their son or daughter was leaving, they show their pride for what their child has done for country, they use inspirational deployment poems to show their special love and support for deployed son or daughter overseas.

My Son, My Hero

My child is leaving for Iraq today.
He asks me for solace, comfort and love,
I ask for strength and courage from my Father above,
He’s my hero, but he’s my baby, too.
Taking his life into his hands while protecting me and you.
Those who think we shouldn’t be there, I’ve got this to say to you:
He’s a hero, and though you don’t deserve it, he will fight and might die for you.


Unique Military Deployment Poem from Kids Whose Dad or Mom is Deployed

What about special kid whose dad or mom was deployed? Judith’s father, a Navy pilot, is leaving for a six-month deployment on an aircraft carrier. Each day he is gone, she removes one link from the paper chain her made for her, so that she can mark the days until his return. Yes, this is life of military kids.

My Daddy is a Soldier

My daddy is a soldier
He’s often gone away
to some far off country
where he has to stay.
I really miss my daddy
and I’m not sure what he does
except he helps other people
who need him very much.
At night when I say my prayers
I ask to keep daddy safe
so that he can come home to us
and sit in his favorite place.