Get Your Premium Membership

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. © Joseph S. Spence, Sr., (Epulaeryu Master) 6/23/2010 All Rights Reserved, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Senior Advisor, to Founder of Motivational Strips Ambassador De Literature Noble Star of Literature 2018 Living Legend of the 21st Century Pentasiv B World Friendship Poetry Featured Poet 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

12
Date: 8/14/2015 12:10:00 AM
This is a great poem, but it's not a villanelle.
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Date: 3/22/2011 7:19:00 AM
thank you for this... touched me deeply, recently had a brother die serving his country
Login to Reply
Date: 8/10/2010 1:20:00 PM
great tribute to our soldiers
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
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..
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
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...
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Date: 7/2/2010 11:27:00 PM
Congratulations Joseph on your success in DR Ram's Competition. Agape, Moses
Login to Reply
Date: 7/2/2010 10:47:00 PM
Congrats on the HM win in my contest
Login to Reply
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.
Login to Reply
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!
Login to Reply
Date: 6/26/2010 10:40:00 PM
A true gem, Joseph! A wonderful dedication to our Men in Arms! Peace, Audrey
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
Date: 6/25/2010 10:33:00 PM
Very enjoyable poem!
Login to Reply
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.
Login to Reply
Date: 6/24/2010 10:30:00 PM
great dedication.its needed.(: ~Always&Forever Lynette
Login to Reply
Date: 6/23/2010 7:24:00 PM
Thanks for supporting my contest
Login to Reply
Date: 6/23/2010 5:46:00 PM
Great write honoring our men and women that join the military knowing that there is the possibility that they may have to give their all...Keep the patriotic pen flowing...Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara
Login to Reply
Date: 6/23/2010 1:09:00 PM
Great lines makes you really think xx well done you !!! sarah x
Login to Reply
Date: 6/23/2010 9:38:00 AM
A wonderful tribute to our gallant men and women who protect in the name of freedom. You have penned this verse so well. Good luck in the contest. Caryl
Login to Reply
Date: 6/23/2010 9:28:00 AM
John.F.Kennedy,an Icon!I do have admiration for such a great ,wise ,brave, persona and admiration for all the people including soldiers who risk their lives daily so all citizens can live and enjoy freedom.How many heroes should shed their blood for freedom. .Great poem Sir.Spence. .I do wish for a statue of peace one day. .but the wish is so far in dreams. .God bless all people who ever contributed for a better world of peace,love and freedom. .bravo . .Celene!
Login to Reply
12