Copyright © Kirstie Fontes
A REAL HERO?
By: Synthia Miner
What does it take to be a hero?
Being a single mother, keeping a family strong.
or a single father, helping his daughter along.
Maybe a soldier leaving his newly pregnant wife.
or making the ultimate sacrifice, to save only one life?
What makes a real hero?
Knowing how to stop a drug lab or a bomb.
or having the power to save a child gone wrong.
Is it being able to help the hungry,
or saving everything that’s been lonely.
How do we define a hero?
Every way you look at it, people can say,
heroes come naturally…. in a way,
But; when you dig down deep,
I see only one answer
A real hero must have the will to live;
whether for him or her self,
or everything and everyone one around them.
Heroes have the courage to stand up for what they believe in.
From this I say, that my Uncle Jason Mullholand is a real hero.
He has fought for his life, not just to be alive,
but for raising his family.
So you see, heroes are hear everyday.
It’s the soldier fighting for peace,
and the mother battling cancer.
And the kids you ignore hunting for food,
Just to feed their always hungry siblings.
A real hero values the life of everyone,
and charges with the courage of love.
To every hero out there
Please keep up the fight for life!
Copyright © Synthia Miner
Headstrong, headlong, headfirst, head on, Glory HallelujaH
Endure, engage, enforce, eradicate, exclusive, Delta ForcE
Reliant rescuer raider redeemer rapier razor, Army RangeR
Outfit outwit outlast outlive outright outdo USMC-ANGLICO
Protector of life, liberty, freedom, democracy, citizenshiP
Always stand in defense of The United States Of AmericA
True blue loud and proud defender of the American SpiriT
Respects the flag & supports The Constitution with honoR
I believe it is my duty to defend borders & Island HawaiI
Owning a firearm is a legal right under Amendment twO
This testimony represents that I am an American PatrioT
Champion and protector of our Democratic RepubliC
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Unafraid against any challenger defending me and yoU
Resolute to the greater good with valor pride and honoR
American Soldiers paying the high cost for free AmericA
Gracefully protecting justice and liberty let freedom rinG
Extraordinary moral fiber and unequalled focus andhopE
All men created equal, Life, Liberty and Happiness quotA
Marines pledging pride, powerful protectors of patriotisM
Equal justice One Nation Under God Faith IndependencE
Respect the flag responsibility legal accountability honoR
Independence Declaration of people by people you & I
Constitutional contract for citizenship Capitalism acrostiC
Allegiance to the red, white and blue, God bless AmericA
A tribute to America's Special Forces
Copyright © Warner Baxter
T our of duty, loud and proud defenders of freedom
H onor, honesty and a humble heart
E xtraordinary courage and valor
F aithful fearless focused force
E nduring engaging enforcing and eradicating
W atchful willful worthy warriors
T rue blue to the red white and blue
H eadlong headstrong head on
E liminating evil men everywhere on earth
P rotectors of life and liberty
R esolute to the greater good
O utdo outfit outwit outlast out fight out of control outlaws
U nafraid against any challenge or challenger
D uty of service dedicated to serve
T hank you to all that have served, are serving and will serve
H eros you are, YES YOU ARE
E ach and every one
M en and women paying the price for us all
A llegiance to The United States Of America
R eliant to their brothers and sisters in arms
I nducted inseparable irrefutable and intrepid
N ever for money or glory always for God and country
E xemplary moral fiber and pride in the Corp
S emper fi
GODSPEED TO YOU ALL
Fortis, paratus et fidelis
Copyright © Warner Baxter
AmazinG courageous heroes, Rangers, Seals and Delta Force of AmericA
Militarily defending freedom and liberty against radical, jihad terrorisM
Around the world defeating all evil men with an Anti - American agendA
Zemzem flows from Mecca the oasis for good & evil, all the way to SueZ
Israeli support is given for Hebrew hate in Syria, Iran, Iraq and AfghanI
Navy Seals #6 killed Usama, Anglicos got Saddam out of hole he was iN
Guardians & defenders of all men everywhere, they are simply AmazinG
Amazing Acrostic shadow style with "Amazing" the first word and the last word
A tribute to America's Special Forces
Copyright © Warner Baxter
Far across the hills and dales,
Ringing o'er the rills and swales:
Ever nearer, ever louder;
Ever dearer, gaining power.
Drawing hearts and minds to one;
Once sounded out, and once begun
Men cannot fail to hear her calling-
Solders freed from fear of falling.
Calling, crying to her sons,
"All must fight till freedom's won."
Leading them to victory;
Leaving them with liberty.
(Written on the fifth of July, 2015)
Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst
V - aliantly fought your whole life through.
A - lways a loving and caring inspiration too.
L - eading life to the fullest with all you do.
E - xtra special person from above.
N - aturally unselfish by design.
T - allest of heros, one of a kind.
I - rreplaceable in every way.
N - oble qualities exuberantly shown.
E - volution of true love shall always be known.
S - ervant of mankind, devoted to freedom.
O - bedient in the callings of God, Country, and Family.
L - oyal to God, Country and Family always.
D - iamond of the human race.
I - mprint life worth in all you do.
E - ndurance of the finest, truest hearts.
R - ay of hope for new generations to start.
Dedicated to every American Soldier, past, present and future, may God bless and watch
over you and your families always. Thank all of you for our FREEDOMS!
Copyright © Judy Riley
Silently waiting, rifle in hand
Observing the enemy; like ants in the sand
Lowering the sights, no time for regrets
Distant gun fire; how many are left
Injured or dying
Remnants of war we must never forget.
Copyright © Tricia Lucas-Clarke
Tales of heroes beyond, the normal despair of war’s plight,
Hearing of these stories, make us all quiver, in the night.
Each of them that go to fight, any battle, with all their might,
Universally, they are unknown soldiers, until names are released.
None knows the others, until their soul’s battle, against the beast.
Kings and political heads, never battle, for what they believe.
Never placed in harms way, they send soldiers; Mothers grieve
Only the loyal subjects take on the heat, from what they weave.
We honor, the Unknown Soldier, without any name, to perceive.
Nearer to God, these soldiers are known, here only deceased.
Secure, they have left us all, until the next battle to be fought.
Onward, we keep sending those to die, for what, a thought.
Listen, to all the stories, we hear of bravery, by them all.
Dear sweet Jesus, take them to your father, standing so tall.
I never fought any battle; I fight my battles with expressions.
Each of us must remember, soldiers, in their professions.
Remembering, who they could have been, not just impressions.
Copyright © cecil hickman
Stationed overseas; their families left alone
Uniformed impeccably; their braveness now condoned
People often forget the sacrifice our soldiers have given to this war
Proudly serving our country, believing it was cause worth fighting for
Ordered to a far away land; his life is on the line
Rationalizing a theory; that has now become non-benign
Terrorism forgotten and what they brought upon our land
Observing the lack of appreciation as they put their lives in each others hands
Unsuccessfully keeping the loyalty of this Great Nation all abroad
Representation of some Americans, now simply seems a façade
Treason is an attribute that we as Americans should surely shun
Reasoning with terrorist was once a taboo; never to be done
Once again our soldiers fighting to keep it Army Strong
Only if non-supporters could see what the supporters have seen all along
Patriotic with perseverance; a soldier will never quit
Supporting our American soldier is a creed we should never forget
© Stacy Lynn Stiles
Copyright © Stacy Stiles
Si vis pacem, para bellum. (If you want peace, prepare for war.) The adage was adapted from a statement found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus's tract De Re Militari (4th or 5th century). War is a horrible thing, but peace is not always possible in the absence of martial preparations. May there come a day when this is no longer true.
Strength is gathered for battle to ensure victory
Invincibility is the goal, though too often elusive
Valiant soldiers endure hardship as they train
Iron wills are forged in the fires of each test
Skillfully they wield the weapons they bear
Patriotism is flourishing in the soil of their souls
Anticipating victory becomes their hearts passion
Combat with the enemy, their greatest desire
Eagerly they wait for the order to march
Mothers and wives wave as they pass
Peace is a memory, a hope not forgotten
Armies will clash, amidst smoke and blood
Ruin and wreckage burns in the night
Agonies rise from bloody dark ashes
Bravery is demonstrated by soldiers missing home
Enemies are revealed as mirrors of friends
Lust for power becomes the new foe
Lifes are sacrificed to a bloody idol, power
Useless deaths feed the fields of Spring
Militant leaders don ribbons for the parade
Copyright © Michael Spangle
I'm in my fox hole cold and damp,
I'm using my matches for a lamp,
I'd give anything to be at home,
instead of this ditch here all alone,
oh the thoughts of mama going thru my mind,
with her loving arms around me, she's so kind,
I can almost smell the cooking that mama did,
with her shiny pots and fancy lids,
I hate to wake up, cause then I'll see,
I'm still in this hole for eternity.
Copyright © Marie Flannery
First, baptism. Next, he vowed defense for the U.S. after graduation
Really, this kid could take San Diego's boot camp
At age nine he left Belize, then worked two jobs while in high school
Now he's back in Belize with haunting of Dessert Storm -
Zestfully, he built homes, does electrical and plumbing.
The truth is, duodenal ulcer won't stop meddling
How is this Veteran to obtain benefits?
Every Honorable Veteran, deported, has his or her story.
Valley of the shadow of death was no joke
Even on the U.S.S. Saratoga, he listened, and heard God spoke
Ten plus six of his buddies, lost their lives in Dessert Storm
Even so, he defended this land he learned to love
Right now, he'd say; GOD BLESS THE U.S. OF A
At most, in Belize, folks calls him "Yankee"
Notify me how soon, my son in the U.S. can shine.
Copyright © Iris Sankey-Lewis
S oldier of fortune, arms upturned.
W ielding the strength of one discerned.
O wing his might to a man returned.
R especting the dignity of HIS worth!
D ouble-edged STRIKE to the ends of the earth!
Copyright © Falling Raindrops