nicola burkett

Rookie - 247 Points (30.04.1984 / South East, London)

05 - A Hero - Poem by nicola burkett

A hero thinks of others before they think of themselves
A hero will die to protect
A hero can be of any age, any colour
A hero can be man, woman or child
A hero is courageous, loving and brave
A hero will never complain
A hero can be made in one act of compassion
Or years of tender loving care
Some hero's are remembered, whilst many are left forgotten
Hero's are angels in disguise, saving precious innocent lives

I dedicate this poem
To Pvt Steven Freund, Officer Kevin Tonn and all fallen heroes.

Topic(s) of this poem: heroes

Form: Elegy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I recently discovered that this poem was chosen out of millions of other poems to be a part of a memorial in Galt, California. To say that I am humbled is an understatement.

Comments about 05 - A Hero by nicola burkett

  • (11/18/2018 7:22:00 AM)

    Thanks for this,and for the founder also thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Raynolds Moseamedi (10/17/2018 12:12:00 PM)

    Lovely, thank you for sharing... (Report)Reply

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  • Rahman Henry (11/18/2015 8:07:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. I love it..... (Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/25/2015 9:51:00 PM)

    Verily, a hero is one who thinks of other's grace and protection rather than his own,
    Saving lives of any human being irrespective of differences is the virtue of a hero
    A lovely poem indeed,
    Added to my favourite poem list............10
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  • Nicola Burkett (9/12/2015 4:37:00 AM)

    I dedicate this poem
    To Pvt Steven Freund, Officer Kevin Tonn and all fallen heroes.
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  • (4/4/2012 8:38:00 AM)

    I hate this! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2008 1:36:00 AM)

    This is a very good poem and i want to thank you personaly, I have lost 4 of my family members in the war and it warmed my heart to relize that someone actualy does relize what out heros goes throught. Thank You. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/9/2008 4:52:00 PM)

    I really love your poem! I love the dedication too. It's sad that you had to dedicate it to fallen soldiers, but it is a great way to honor them. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/7/2006 5:38:00 PM)

    i am so proud of you nick
    finding out resentley that this poem you wrote
    was used at the funeral of an american marine
    someone you had never meet or even known existed is a great tribute
    to your talent, also that out of all the hundreds of great poets the family chose
    your work, which has also been posted on a memorial forum for a deceased
    firefighter well done
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 16, 2015


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