Rookie (01/13/1940 / BLUE DIAMOND KY)

My Uncle Bill - Poem by CHARLES BAILEY

He's seen and done most everythig a man can see or do
He kissed his wife and said goodbye and fought a war or two.
He sailed the sea's and walked the land with a rifle in his grip
A hint of liquor on his breath and her kiss upon his lips.

He fought the war in Burma, gained victory at Mitchanaw
The bronze star, the purple heart, yes he won the all.
He was a member of Merrill's Marauders, three thousand from the start
Only one hundred of them returned, he more than did his part.

When it comes his time to go, the Lord will save a seat
For him to sit and tell his tales with children at his feet.
And they will marvel at his words when they hear him speak
Of growing to be the man he is from Clover Lick Creek. (Ky)

Presidents and Kings alike, would give anything to steal
The courage and the momories of My Uncle Bill.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about My Uncle Bill by CHARLES BAILEY

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]