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Still A Soldier

I lay here today a soldier
I know some don't understand
I will try to explain
So maybe you can

I served my country
For many a year
I retired long ago
The soldier still here

I put on my uniform
I wore it to foreign lands
The soldier I was
Is still in the man

I have been a husband, father, and friend
To some of you here
But I've been a soldier all along
Even after so many a year

My final salute
I render today
I'm still a soldier
I'm just on my way

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 8/4/2018 4:19:00 PM
Hi Timothy, this is such a beautiful poem. I also have a request for use. I wasn't sure how else to contact you, other than a comment. I am interested in using this in a poetry/discussion activity for Veterans Day for a website. Hope to hear from you! Genevievejencson@gmail.com
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Date: 6/24/2017 12:07:00 PM
Beautiful. I would like to post on a Hometown Hero facebook site with your permission? We have been working on banners for over 1 year and hung our first 135 before memorial day 2017. I am the daughter of a Guadalcanal Soldier, and this poem sums his feelings so beautifully. My email is oldisbest@comcast.net, if you would care to contact me. If not, I understand. Your poem is very special and no doubt very personal to you. I think it describes other Vets feelings as well.
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Date: 5/4/2017 10:51:00 PM
Nice, Nice, Nice. this is a great tribute.
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Date: 12/30/2016 7:25:00 PM
Nicely done...I salute you..
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Date: 12/2/2016 5:25:00 AM
HEY.............I MUST SAY ....TIMOTHY....I REALLY LOVED IT .......
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Date: 11/11/2016 1:17:00 PM
Great write Timothy. My belief too. You can take the man out of the army but never the army out of the man. I will always be a soldier until my last parade. God Bless. D.
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FARAI SOKA
Date: 10/23/2018 8:31:00 AM
nice comment bro.
Date: 5/17/2016 2:34:00 PM
Timothy, I love your poem and would like to know if you would consider giving permission to print on brochure for our small town's Hometown Hero's Banner Program. Thank you in advance and thank you for your service. Kathy
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Date: 5/27/2015 4:13:00 AM
Wonderful poem, thanks for sharing
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Date: 1/26/2015 6:06:00 AM
Timothy, first, may I thank you for your service.. I am faving this poem.. It is beautiful words from the soldiers heart.. My first poem, Eyes of Blue was a story my Great Uncle Ruben told me.. I found poetry soup and asked if I might post it.. Joined and have enjoyed writing ever since.. Thank you again for both your service and for sharing these beautiful thoughts.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 1/19/2015 4:47:00 PM
I salute you and your service! As a patriotic American I know that soldiers are a requirement to keep our freedoms! Great write my friend. Giving this a very solid 7...
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Date: 1/10/2015 10:14:00 PM
Timothy, Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup's Home Page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/9/2015 12:42:00 AM
You made me remember of my grandpa who is a soldier in world war2.. :) I salute to the sacrifices, bravery and hardwork of soldiers.. GOd bless them all specially those who work really for peace and nothing else!
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Date: 1/2/2015 11:47:00 PM
Hi Timothy.. powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Poetry Soup is a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give the contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes in 2015.. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please take time to check me out!
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Date: 1/1/2015 12:02:00 PM
Once a soldier always a soldier! Fight on, Warrior!
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Date: 12/31/2014 7:17:00 PM
TIMOTHY, thank you for the comment... I understand your honor... One day she will see it hopefully it's now and not when it's too late... Happy new year...LINDA
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Date: 12/31/2014 6:45:00 PM
WOW, this was deep, Timothy, , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy being part of the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, "In The Moment" in hopes it inspires you to write again. I look forward in following you and your poetry:) Enjoy this site, and the coming New Year! From: your new poet friend@-> LINDA <-@
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Timothy Emmons
Date: 12/31/2014 7:00:00 PM
Thank you Linda. I married my second wife after I had already retired after 22 years in the Army. She doesn't understand that I am a soldier till the day I die. I have tried to explain, but it is sometimes very difficult to properly describe a feeling so deeply rooted with words alone.
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Timothy Emmons
Date: 12/31/2014 6:58:00 PM
Thank you Linda. I married my second wife after I had already retired after 22 years in the Army. She doesn't understand that I am a soldier till the day I die. I have tried to explain, but it is sometimes very difficult to properly describe a feeling so deeply rooted with words alone.