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

  • Cailyn Dawson (2/9/2019 8:54:00 PM)

    What is this poem Tribute To Courage By James Elston really, truely about(Report)Reply

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  • sixnine KRISHNA ka baap (11/15/2018 6:51:00 AM)

    ghatia pagal gadha ye kya bakwas hai dimag mat kharab karo(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (7/12/2018 2:00:00 AM)

    O courage, courage and courage
    a pure age, a cure age,
    curable age in tour base
    on the bold mind as sage
    sage of better doing phase
    for self and for all in every trace
    ...........(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/12/2015 12:06:00 AM)

    Very true.Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (8/11/2015 10:25:00 PM)

    Well written piece here. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world, which also takes a lot of courage. Well done and congrats!(Report)Reply

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  • John Richter (8/11/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    Amen...... How true... Courage is not always the other guy, that unattainable force within... Sometimes it's just leaving a comfortable life for 6.7 weeks to learn how to stop bad guys. Never been a greater show of courage than that.(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (8/11/2015 6:57:00 AM)

    A nice tribute to the soldiers who are fighting for freedom. Well written. Congratulations on having it selected as Member Poem of the Day!(Report)Reply

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  • Paul WarrenPaul Warren (8/11/2015 6:56:00 AM)

    Well written thankyou(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/11/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    Virtue of courage is nicely expressed in this poem as a great tribute to it!(Report)Reply

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  • Kinyua KaranjaKinyua Karanja (8/11/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    Nice poem that exhibit a great deal of creativity and touchable facts like Courage is having fear but still staying strong(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (8/11/2015 12:56:00 AM)

    .......nicely written....congratulations on member poem ★(Report)Reply

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

    Absolutely wonderful!(Report)Reply

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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

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

    good poem(Report)Reply

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  • 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