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Vows

by David Bublitz

I, Soldier, do solemnly swear
to take you to be my love

that I will support and defend
in holy matrimony, honor

the Constitution of the United States
in times of sickness and health

against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
I give you my word, name, and life

that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
to support you in your goals

and that I will obey
for better or for worse

the orders of the President of the United States and
to honor and respect

the orders of the officers appointed over me,
as long as we both shall live

according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice,
until death do us part

So help me God

David R. Bublitz is the son of a veteran. David has completed an MFA at the Oklahoma City University Red Earth program. He teaches journalism courses at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, while advising for the student-run CU Collegian newspaper.

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