A fitting poem, When my son joined the Royal Marines, It was such a proud day, He went from a boy to a man, The old fashioned Royal Marine way. The King Squad marched up past the stand, A tear in every parents eyes, He looked straight ahead and never swayed, As his parents looked toward the sky. His parents asked the Lord above, To protect his son the teen, The Lord told his proud parents, Yes, I'll protect your Royal Marine. The Royal Marines is a way of life, It's not just a little boy's game, He joined to serve his country, not for money, girls or fame. Honour, Courage and Commitment, These aren't just words to say, These are the Royal Marine values, That they all use every day. As my son prepares to leave training, To go to a distant shore, Our family will keep praying , For my son who joined the Corps.