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Our Liberty Blazing Soldiers

"...when power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence...” --John F. Kennedy ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~
Soldiers of our armed forces, Iraq, Afghan, Lebanon, many shores, Light the way like liberty blazing torches They fight heat, bugs, sand, tough faces, urban warfare, darkness, crashed doors, Soldiers of our armed forces Now Send home change of addresses, stories, photos, emails, strange places, Light the way like iron cut by torches Camouflage faces, wet bloody bruises, brows sweating, under helmet gushes, Soldiers of our armed forces Sleep in sandy humid desert trenches, thunder blast, bombs dropped, fire fights, Light the way like laser torches Loved ones wear yellow broaches, anxiety, praise, tears, vague smiles, Soldiers of our armed forces, Light the way like liberty blazing torches.

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  1. Date: 8/14/2015 12:10:00 AM
    This is a great poem, but it's not a villanelle.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:40:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be truly outstanding Joseph. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 7:19:00 AM
    thank you for this... touched me deeply, recently had a brother die serving his country

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 1:20:00 PM
    great tribute to our soldiers

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Joseph. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 3:25:00 AM
    Congrats Joeseph on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:44:00 PM
    Congrats Joseph on your featured poem this week on the Soup... a nice one to share with us all..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 7:38:00 AM
    My congratulations to you, Joe for your HM in the contest with this captivating write in honor of our Men in arms. Peace, love, audrey

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 7:26:00 PM
    your details captures the essencein this wonderfully orated poem. You should be proud of this one! Love, Susan

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 6:53:00 AM
    Congrats Joseph on your HM in Dr. Ram's contest with this wonderful and deeply touching write and win ... this is indeed a special honor for a special piece of poetry.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii... AlohA...

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 12:38:00 AM
    This one was the most relevent to our "day", Joseph. Congrats on your win. This is a very nice poem. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 11:27:00 PM
    Congratulations Joseph on your success in DR Ram's Competition. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 10:47:00 PM
    Congrats on the HM win in my contest

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 5:45:00 PM
    I give this a top mark because it is technically superior and it is truly heartfelt. I like your subtle variationss on torches. You should be proud of this. I was reading it. Regards, Gerard.

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 4:28:00 PM
    Wow! Spectacular write here! Thank you for your dedication to our men over there. I have a nephew and a cousin in that hellish place, Afghanistan!

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 10:40:00 PM
    A true gem, Joseph! A wonderful dedication to our Men in Arms! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 7:32:00 AM
    great entry again joe for docs contest always proud to read one of these loved the imagery and topic keep that pen flowing good buddy and sweet brother hugs

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 10:33:00 PM
    Very enjoyable poem!

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Such a graceful write John,,, a fairely good tribute to those out there risking their lives at the cost of their live's hoping to soon enough make a difference...P.D.

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 10:30:00 PM
    great dedication.its needed.(: ~Always&Forever Lynette