GOT a poem you would like to share with Army&You‘s readers? Send it, along with a photograph, to deped@aff.org.uk and we’ll feature it here. This poem is by nine-year-old Frankie Sweeney, who describes his life living in an Army family.



My life as an Army kid

I am an Army kid
my home is nowhere.
I have been to many schools,
and change my friends all the time.

I don’t see my Dad every day,
sometimes I don’t see him for months.
But I do it, I do it cause I have to,
I do it cause that’s my life.

It’s hard to start again,
it’s hard to fit in,
it’s hard making new friends.
But I do it, I do it cause I have to,
I do it cause that’s my life.

I have travelled many places with my Mum, Dad and brothers.
I’ve had many homes, and been to many schools.
But I do it, I do it cause I have to,
I do it cause that’s my life.

My Mum takes care of us all, and has to be two parents,
and hugs us when we’re sad when Dad goes to Afghanistan.
But she does it, she does it cause she has to,
She does it cause that’s her life.

I miss my Dad when he goes on tour,
but we are still a family,
we are strong, we are proud.
And we do it cause we have to!

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