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Veterans Day Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Soldier Thats Lost warren marc Free verse veterans day, angst, anxiety, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem WE ANSWERED THE CALL TO DUTY Don Pettinelli Free verse veterans day, age, america, devotion, father
Premium Member Poem Memories of a War Don Pettinelli Free verse veterans day, america, courage, memory, military,
LEGISLATORS OF DRUM Okonkwo Ifeanyichukwu Didactic environment, veterans day, violence,
VASILY ZAYTSEV Anyabolu Ifeanyi Gentle Epic tribute, veterans day, war,
Premium Member Poem In Search of: Private Ryan Noel Flater Free verse veterans day, 10th grade, america, men,
Forever Hear the Drums R William Standish Carpe Diem veterans day, appreciation, emotions, history, military,
LETTERS LOST AT WAR 4 Marc Pallanes I do not know? veterans day, death, military, mother, mother
LETTERS LOST AT WAR 2 Marc Pallanes I do not know? veterans day, mother son, soldier, son,
Premium Member Poem He Played for Hours Rhoda Tripp Rhyme veterans day, death, military, nostalgia, veterans
Premium Member Poem Eleventh of Everything Vaughan Wesley Free verse veterans day, freedom, remembrance day, veterans
Remembrance Michael Moncrief Free verse veterans day,
Stamped Denied Fabiola Rios Lyric veterans day, anger, anxiety, appreciation, conflict,
Veterans of the USA randy johnson Rhyme veterans day, america, november, usa, veterans
Premium Member Poem Braiding Gold Rays Of The Sun Word Hobo Dodoitsu tribute, veterans day, woman,
Premium Member Poem Questions Of Honor Word Hobo Free verse betrayal, veterans day, war,
Premium Member Poem Courage and Resilience Caren Krutsinger Free verse veterans day, world war
Premium Member Poem HIS HEROISM Jim Yerman Verse veterans day,
Parish The Thought Rico Leffanta Limerick humor, veterans day,
Premium Member Poem Son, I Want To See That Memorial Before I Die Robert L. Hinshaw Rhyme veterans day,
Poppy Sellers Christopher Flaherty Free verse slam, veterans day,
The Last Hurrah Brian Densham Rhyme courage, hero, veterans day,
Premium Member Poem 100 years LEST we Forget Gordon Alexander Free verse veterans day, remember, remembrance day, veterans
The Veterans Brian Densham Rhyme peace, soldier, veterans day,
At War Brian Densham Rhyme remembrance day, veterans day,
Honor The Veteran Colan Hiatt Rhyme inspiration, soldier, veterans day,
Patriots M. L. Kiser Acrostic veterans day, appreciation, patriotic, tribute, truth,
Premium Member Poem SENATOR JOHN McCAIN James Edward Lee Sr. Clerihew veterans day, courage, dedication, leadership, military,
The Land I Love dewayne coleman Rhyme veterans day, america, dark, death, dedication,
Ciao Chow Rico Leffanta Limerick veterans day, culture, food, money, patriotic,
Premium Member Poem Cordon Kevin Lawrence Prose Poetry veterans day, memorial day, metaphor, veterans
Thola Africa Tswarelo Mohohoma ABC veterans day, africa, america, anti bullying,
Premium Member Poem The National Debt Mike Miller Rhyme pride, remember, veterans day,
Freedom's Tapestry David Waldrop Political Verse veterans day, america, family, freedom, hero,
Tell It To The Moon Chula Fleming Free verse veterans day, absence, father daughter, fathers
Farewell shruti prabhu Rhyme veterans day, farewell, goodbye, mentor, miss
THE TRAIN SET Terry Reeves Prose veterans day, 4th grade, imagery, magic,
BRUTALITY JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, conflict, dark, death, eulogy,
BELIEF JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, angst, conflict, death, destiny,
DEROS JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, anger, betrayal, conflict, confusion,
Home JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, betrayal, conflict, confusion, culture,
PTSD JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, anger, angst, bereavement, conflict,
Essay On Drums JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, angst, bereavement, dark, death,
Remembering JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, angst, anniversary, bereavement, death,
Flanders Lamented JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, memorial day, soldier, veterans
The Clock JW Nugent Free verse veterans day, dark, deep, introspection, memorial
Premium Member Poem The Eagle Cries Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly Rhyme veterans day, america, corruption, freedom, patriotic,
The walls of lost souls of Vietnam Donna Tymec Free verse veterans day, dad, father daughter, veterans
Premium Member Poem Poppies among the Crosses J P Marmaro Elegy veterans day, grave, loss, memorial day,
The Ghosts Behind the Graves on Omaha Beach Steve Zak Narrative veterans day, death, dedication, hero, history,

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Veterans Day 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!


The Struggle Continues…

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

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