Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 5,251 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

A Salute To Soldiers - Poem by Patricia Grantham

Marching on to battle in the land and home of the free
Far away from family and the love ones they long to see
Yearning to be with the ones at a place they love at best
Braving the harsh weather just to pass freedoms test

The seeds of war and unrest had already been sown
Fighting the battles with dangers unaware and unknown
Crouching at attention in a ditch so deep and narrow
Wading through waters so high and sometimes very shallow

Secretly stalking the enemy under the dark cover of night
Forever on the watch with all their strength and might
Treading ever so cautiously over booby trapped mines
Careful not to cross over to the side of the enemy lines

Waiting for the time when the battles will begin to cease
All Hail! to the brave soldiers fighting to keep the peace
The high cost for freedom can never be paid at the most
Many had lost their lives and others stayed on their post

Comments about A Salute To Soldiers by Patricia Grantham

  • Gold Star - 66,573 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/24/2014 9:06:00 PM)

    Many had lost their lives and others stayed on their post.. lovely lne...10

    We see the tremendous change
    The narrows appears on stage
    The country is forgotten
    The region is placed before even

    Let countrymen decide
    Why our blood should be way laid?
    Why not you take decisive steps?
    That shall grant keeps us on top! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,965 Points Noreen Carden (9/14/2013 9:30:00 AM)

    A true picture of the horrors of war we owe them for our freedom
    great write well done (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 809 Points Elena Plotkin (8/26/2013 12:58:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute to our Freedom Fighters. 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dipy Hermonite (8/23/2013 1:20:00 PM)

    Thank you Patricia for asking me to come to this space. I loved this tribute. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (8/6/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    that last line really completed the poem so well. It's an unforgettable experience. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,049 Points Louis Rams (7/30/2013 9:25:00 PM)

    we are the soldiers who fought for liberty, and we'll continue this fight to keep our country free. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,972 Points David Wood (7/15/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    We all owe a huge debt to our armed forces. A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,201 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/27/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    Just to pass freedom's test
    They sacrifice a lot. Hats off to them. Nice poem for a nice cause. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 916 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (3/15/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    A creditable tribute to our Soldiers whom I also have a great respect for their sacrificial service! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,295 Points Robinson (3/11/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Sometimes the toll has been too much to bear
    Too many best friends, uncles, and boys down the street
    And midst all hoopla and cheer there flows a river of tears (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Joseph Anderson (3/2/2013 9:58:00 AM)

    As a air force vet of w.w.2 I greatly appreciate this salute to all veterans. I believe
    they are needful of more respect and you have shown this in a very caring way.
    I have one-Before The Next Bomb Falls- Please give it a look (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,755 Points Valsa George (2/28/2013 9:32:00 PM)

    A great tribute to our soldiers! ! I invite you to read my poem on the same subject 'A Hymn to the Unsung Heroes'! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (2/28/2013 9:58:00 AM)

    Very striking line- - -Many had given their lives and others stayed on their post (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,231 Points Valerie Dohren (2/26/2013 7:07:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute indeed Patricia - we should never forget our brave soldiers. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,689 Points * Sunprincess * (2/25/2013 10:06:00 PM)

    awesome write for our brave soldiers, a wonderful tribute! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (2/25/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    A very fine patriotic song with rhyme and rhyme which also deserves a salute from readers.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 29, 2015

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