Joseph T. Renaldi

Freshman - 505 Points (Frackville, Pennsylvania)

An Old Soldier's Closet - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

The old soldier's closet holds memorabilia
in which he enjoys to reminisce and browse,
and thoughts of his military service to the
Nation gradually begins to rouse.

This is a closet where moth balls abound
with hangers of uniforms from former bases
still neatly pressed and offering him
an imaginary trip to former world places.

The old soldier's uniforms hanging there
suggests an earlier military styling
and instantly his present thoughts
with his past service is reconciling.

Staring at all the military paraphernalia
transfers him from this modern plane -
with teary eyes and a spirit of humbleness,
he is a dedicated soldier again.


Comments about An Old Soldier's Closet by Joseph T. Renaldi

  • Veteran Poet - 1,634 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/21/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    Hello poet Joseph, that was pretty good, I must say. I enjoyed.
    I posted a poem titled, An Old Soldier as well. I would love for you to check it out. Thanks, Loyd (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Riquetta Elliott (1/19/2008 7:51:00 PM)

    Very memorable Mr. Renaldi. Dedicating and expressing to our soldiers that past. Very great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thad Wilk (11/8/2007 10:21:00 AM)

    Great write Joseph! A nice tribute to our soldiers of past! Very well written! ! ! ! A (10) !
    Thad (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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