An Old Soldier's Closet

Rating: 5.0

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.

Loyd C Taylor Sr 21 May 2014

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

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Riquetta Elliott 19 January 2008

Very memorable Mr. Renaldi. Dedicating and expressing to our soldiers that past. Very great poem.

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Thad Wilk 08 November 2007

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

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