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Soldier Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem At Dawn Gary Smith Rhyme death, military, soldier,
She Gave Him A Sword M. L. Kiser Free verse soldier, adventure, confidence, courage, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem SOLDIER Martin Brown Tanka courage, soldier, war,
How I would fix the Second Amendment Dave Moore Rhyme soldier, change, confusion, how i
Premium Member Poem The Marine Robert Ippaso Rhyme soldier, america, conflict, devotion, faith,
NOWHERE TO GO Mark Weismantel Ballad death, environment, lost, soldier,
The Battlefield Wieslaw Musialowski Free verse god, imagery, soldier, war,
Premium Member Poem Memories of a War Don Pettinelli Free verse soldier, america, courage, memory, military,
Genuine Heroes Aadhya Venkatesh Free verse appreciation, hero, soldier,
Soldier Side Abhinandan Subba I do not know? soldier,
When Freedom Rings Mateus Corvinus Ballad soldier, america, bullying, humanity, immigration,
Premium Member Poem Death Of A Lancer Tom Cunningham Sonnet death, horse, love, soldier,
INFANTRY Anyabolu Ifeanyi Gentle Epic confidence, faith, military, soldier,
The Discouraged Soldier Clarence Billheimer Rhyme soldier,
Soldiers Patrol Michael Saoke Haiku soldier,
Premium Member Poem Warriors Gary Smith Sonnet courage, soldier, war,
Night Train Screams M. L. Kiser Sijo conflict, image, journey, soldier,
Premium Member Poem Warrior Poet Mark J. Halliday Bio soldier, angst, art, grandchild, guitar,
Premium Member Poem THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE - A SPARTAN DEATH WISH - 480 BC JENNIFER PROXENOS Rhyme august, soldier,
Premium Member Poem Wooden Warriors Winged Warrior Rhyme conflict, soldier, tree,
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Winning The War Subimal Sinha-Roy Sonnet daughter, death, love, soldier,
Premium Member Poem IT'S THEM OR US Line Gauthier Sonnet soldier, angst, anxiety, conflict, death,
Premium Member Poem Pray that soon will come better days John Hamilton Lyric soldier, drug, hope, meaningful, peace,
Premium Member Poem 'Twas The Worst Of All Ifs Greg Gaul Sonnet conflict, death, military, soldier,
Let Not The Final Trumpet sound Vladislav Raven Sonnet death, dream, loss, soldier,
Premium Member Poem Ramparts ABB David Drowley Rhyme bird, military, nature, soldier,
Premium Member Poem A Soldiers Song Charlie Smith Sonnet soldier, war,
Premium Member Poem ROLL CALL John lawless Sonnet soldier, war,
Premium Member Poem The Soldier Julie Grenness Free verse soldier, betrayal, conflict, courage, death,
Farewell to the ANZACs Marc Glasby Ballad memorial, soldier, tribute, war,
Weeping Gun Victor Ernest Osong Dramatic Monologue soldier, africa, betrayal, conflict, corruption,
LETTERS LOST AT WAR 2 Marc Pallanes I do not know? mother son, soldier, son,
I Haint No Recalcitrant Underdog Among Hoi Polloi matthew harris Free verse soldier, animal, character, creation, health,
Premium Member Poem Echo Without End James Study Haiku angst, life, soldier, war,
Premium Member Poem GHOSTLY FOOT PRINTS JENNIFER PROXENOS Rhyme Royal history, soldier, war,
Stamped Denied Fabiola Rios Lyric soldier, anger, anxiety, appreciation, conflict,
Premium Member Poem Veteran's Day 2018 Gershon Wolf Rhyme soldier, death, freedom, holiday, remember,
Their Sacrifice Made John Steward Verse soldier, conflict, meaningful, memorial, memorial
Stand Down Dave Timperley Rhyme soldier, conflict, courage, remembrance day,
Premium Member Poem SAILOR FOR THE LORD James Edward Lee Sr. Rhyme soldier, allegory, appreciation, assonance, jesus,
A Great Soldier Yet To Be Seen Ravi Sathasivam Free verse soldier,
The Veterans Brian Densham Rhyme peace, soldier, veterans day,
The Oath'Resurrection of a sinner's rebirth to a positive path Michael Thomas Free verse soldier, allah, change, deep, faith,
A Victoria Cross Owen Yeates Rhyme soldier,
Premium Member Poem The Edge of Night John lawless Free verse betrayal, society, soldier, war,
Premium Member Poem ADVENT SOLDIER James Edward Lee Sr. Rhyme adventure, anxiety, character, soldier,
Waiting Rachel Schlichting Sestina soldier, child, i miss you,
Premium Member Poem Old Tige my dog Tom Cunningham Sonnet soldier, best friend, dog, home,
Premium Member Poem My Life Curtis Moorman Free verse career, military, retirement, soldier,
The Gong of Sanity P.G. Simpkins Rhyme anxiety, soldier, war,

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Soldier Poem Example

Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom

(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom:



Solomon Mahlangu was trained as an MK soldier with a view to later rejoining the struggle in the country.


He left South Africa after the Soweto Uprising of 1976 when he was 19 years old, and was later chosen to be part of an elite force to return to South Africa to carry out a mission commemorating the June 16th 1976 Soweto student uprising.


After entering South Africa through Swaziland and meeting his fellow comrades in Duduza, on the East Rand (east of Johannesburg), they were accosted by the police in Goch Street in Johannesburg.


In the ensuing gun battle two civilians were killed and two were injured, and Mahlangu and Motloung were captured while acting as decoys so that the other comrade could go and report to the MK leadership.


Motloung was brutally assaulted by the police to a point that he suffered brain damage and was unfit to stand trial, resulting in Mahlangu facing trial alone.


He was charged with two counts of murder and several charges under the Terrorism Act, to which he pleaded not guilty.


Though the judge accepted that Motloung was responsible for the killings, common purpose was argued and Mahlangu was found guilty on two counts of murder and other charges under the Terrorism Act.


On 15 June 1978 Solomon Mahlangu was refused leave to appeal his sentence by the Rand Supreme Court, and on 24 July 1978 he was refused again in the Bloemfontein Appeal Court.


Although various governments, the United Nations, International Organizations, groups and prominent individuals attempted to intercede on his behalf, Mahlangu awaited his execution in Pretoria Central Prison, and was hanged on 6 April 1979.


His hanging provoked international protest and condemnation of South Africa and Apartheid.


In fear of crowd reaction at the funeral the police decided to bury Mahlangu in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.


On 6 April 1993 he was re-interred at the Mamelodi Cemetery, where a plaque states his last words:


‘My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom.

Tell my people that I love them.

They must continue the fight.’



Mahlangu died for a cause!



Salute!



The Struggle Continues…




(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)

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