James Elston

Rookie (1 December 1984 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Tribute To Courage - Poem by James Elston

Courage is doing what is right
Without having to be told
Courage is manning up
When you know you've done something wrong
Courage is looking the enemy in the eye
And telling them to just bring it
Courage is having fear
But still staying strong
Courage is facing adversity
But being able to overcome it
Courage is leaving your family behind
To defend the country you love
Courage is being a soldier
In the greatest army in the world
Thank you for this courage
That lets us live free
May God bless you
And come home safely to your families


Comments about Tribute To Courage by James Elston

  • Gold Star - 29,399 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/22/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful and beautiful poem and recited in its rhythm. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Tanya D (4/22/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    Absolutely wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dustin Ross (3/3/2008 6:57:00 PM)

    This was wonderful, this is just what i need, i am planing on joining the army even thought i have a 90 average and my parents want me to be a doctor or some other bullsh*t job, but i believe what you put hear speaks truer than any thing so history book can tell us, we must do what we can and so i am saluting you! BRAVO! BRAVO!


    and moon light... shut up this is wonderful sometimes the best poems are the simplest (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eli White (1/16/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    as a marine about to enter boot camp... this poem will help me a lot. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nick Germanacos (10/31/2007 3:49:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, bravo :) May God bless you :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terrance Woolridge (10/4/2007 9:33:00 PM)

    good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie jennifer hall (2/27/2007 2:20:00 PM)

    Courage is everything.....nicely written...good poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010


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