Poem to Our Military by Joel Ash

Joel lives near New London, a extraodinarily talented person, entering Dartmouth at age 16, and retiring as a senior executive in the communications industry. He is one of the leading poets in the USA and has published more than 600 poems.


Those who fought for the land of the brave,
In remembrance brass plaques we engrave;
Great heroes that died,
Heroines by their side,
Sacrifice that our flag may long wave.

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Revolution that gained independence,
Sons of liberty, valor transcendence;
1812 battles waged,
Land and sea thus engaged,
With the red, white, and blue in ascendance.

The war against Mexico fought,
Civil war with our unity bought;
Every time blood is shed,
We revere all the dead,
And remember the Maine we were taught.

World wars with so many courageous,
Long struggles against acts outrageous;
Common folks rally round,
Patriots then abound,
Gallant times that a foe did misgauge us.

Korea they called police action,
Vietnam with sad public reaction;
We must honor all those,
Gone to heroes repose,
Deepest feelings beyond mere abstraction.

Nation’s pain of past losses acute,
Every day we should pay high tribute;
To those who now serve,
Grateful thanks they deserve,
To our finest arms raised in salute.

Copyright 1999 by Joel D. Ash All Rights Reserved 

Read more of Joel's Poetry at poeticlimericks.com

Hank Otto Wednesday 08 December 2010 - 12:13 pm | | Kearsarge Marines

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