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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2250957
Honoring Our Veterans Contest for May 2021 Entry
40 Lines

The courage of a veteran
is remarkable indeed;
their courage is incredible
for helping those in need. Thank
You soldier for everything you do.

It's hard to face their enemies
when they are fearing for their life,
They never know what they may face.
Without a trace, they could disappear,
so keep them in your prayers.

When they're Missing in Action or
a Prisoner of War, they
could be tortured, raped, or bruised; it's
not something that should be used;
our soldiers, we won't forget.

The bombs are dropping from the air;
you never know; they might get hit.
Trust the Lord for strength; say a
prayer to keep them safe; it's well
worth the risk to protect them from harm.

Each award that they have earned,
is an honor that's been performed.
Awards like these, we shouldn't forget,
respect is deserved for what they've done,
and victory is achieved when they have won.

Loneliness is felt for a child
who misses their parents.
For every parent that shows
up at home, a child's joy is soon
restored; welcome them with open arms.

For doing their duty to God and
their country, honesty, and loyalty
are recommended. By being an
example, their dedication to the Bible
is shown by their devotion to the Word.

Honoring our veterans
make us very proud;
with valor, and with grace,
they've fought their battles
with integrity and pride, we salute them.


Written by Anna Marie Carlson
Saturday, May 22, 2021










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