A Poem About the Deployment Curse

A poem about the deployment curse. If you don't laugh then you'll cry! #militaryspouse #deployments #militarylife #survival #creativewriting #poem

Military families learn quickly that life is all fun and games until the deployment curse hits..

Then life falls apart.

If you haven’t made it to a deployment yet, but you’re coming up on military leave, then you should know that can be a hassle as well! I broke down how to avoid a stressful military leave in this post.

Day by Day

The youngest won’t eat
The oldest won’t stop
I’m pretty sure my hair is tied in one big knot

The toilet isn’t flushing
I still can’t find my keys
I need a dose of sunshine– but I’m just too scared to leave

The dog ate the remote
The grass is getting thick
I’m really just surprised I haven’t lost my head

I think I’ll change my name now
I’ve heard mama way too much
One kid is drooling on my pillow as I try to type this up

Amazon needs to offer me a discount
Oh praise the Lord for prime
We’re starting to wear our pajamas for an entire week at a time

I’ve thrown vegetables out the window
I’m just too tired to fight
Why can’t Chicfila open on Sundays for deployment ridden wives

Don’t dare glare at me in Walmart
Don’t judge the things I’ll wear
My kid is having a meltdown
I’m trying not to pull out my hair

See you know this is hard on me
Have you thought about my kids
You’ll assume they’re bad children without any discipline

Just wait your turn
Please know this is true
The deployment curse is real and it’ll make its way to you

At the end of this deployment I will cry when he comes home
You’ll think its cause I’ve missed him
Honestly I just can’t wait to bathe alone!

You can make it through deployment.

You can get through this training cycle.

Hold on to the fact that soon you will be feeling pure excitement. It will make your heart skip beats and flood your face with happy tears as soon as you see your loved one again.

If you have ever dealt with the madness of a deployment or training cycle, then share your stories with me! What broke first in your house? Was it the fridge or the AC?

Leave a comment below, or message me on one of my social media profiles!

While you’re here, be sure to check out my other creative writing pieces.

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  • Teresa Harper

    Funny poem! But truthfully, a watered-down version of what the experience of having your partner away for extended periods. Add the stress of the “unknown” where safety is concerned, and the stress must be double? My heart goes out to the women—and men who stay back, supporting the home front, while their military spouse is serving our country. I pray for the children also, who are missing their parent(s) a lot. Those that haven’t served, wouldn’t understand the degree of sacrifice it takes.
    Thank you to all the service members and their families!!
    God Bless the USA 🇺🇸

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