Salute old Glory and thank a Veteran

Salute old Glory and thank a Veteran

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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I need to remember a good friend. We live in a world where few of us are not touched by war.

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     Salute old Glory and thank a Veteran.













































Raise your glass high and thank the Soldiers for standing tall.
I drink a Miller Lite on 24 August for my good friend missed.
 
Raise your glass to remember SSG. Donald N. Davis and all the soldiers who died in so many Wars.
 
My worst day ain't so bad.
 
My friend taught me to be graceful to be alive and with family.





 




















I remember my friend Donald N. Davis.
 
Always a smile and helping hand if needed.
 
We drank many a  beers in Texas and Georgia Taverns.
 
He stood tall and was a example to the young soldiers.
 
He loved the Army. 24 plus years he served.
 
He treated his daughters like princesses.
 
The girls are young woman now.
 
So beautiful and smart.
 
He would be so proud of them.
 
I lost my friend in Iraq in August 2004.
 
I raise my glass to his memory.
 
I raise my glass to all the Soldiers.










 






















To a safe return and not be forgotten.
 
We need to remember them.
 
Our men and woman standing tall for old USA.
 
God Bless American and remember Wars are being fought.
 
Our soldier need to be remembered.
 
When old Glory come bye.
Raise your hand and salute.
Thank a Veteran. You will never know what he had to do.
To stand for freedom and liberty


                          Coyote
                         March 2009
 
 
 
 


© 2014 Coyote Poetry



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Coyote Poetry
Thank for reading. Any errors. Please assist. Never too old to learn.

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A very heartfelt poem, you are correct that a non-military person has no real idea of what you go through (unless they are a correspondent or are caught up in the thick of it) and the sacrifices that have to be made (time, family to name but two).
But that this can lead to the ultimate personal sacrifice, they should be remembered for what they have done and not only by their comrades in arms.

A nice piece, needs a little work on spelling but the grammar is your voice and should be left alone.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry that there have been any losses at all. You've woven your friend's story beautifully throughout your poem and we should all raise a glass to the heroes we have known and all those we don't. I am truly moved by your words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you. We can't forget the men who gave all.
So many lost souls, and always remembered in the hearts and minds of all. This is why we must never forget.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I agree. Thank you for reading and the comment.
Donald will live on in his daughters' hearts...and in the thoughts of his friends like you. What a warm tribute this is, John. All veterans should be thanked for the sacrifices they make for us....and their families make those sacrifices too. I am sorry you lost your friend. This poem is touching. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lydia. His kids are strong and wise. He would of been a Grandfather like me.
True words directly from the heart. We must remember all the sacrifices our brothers have made for our peace. Their bravery, their strength, their patriotism should be celebrated and remembered till the eternity.
It's wonderful...:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sanjh. I appreciate the comment.
Very very heartfelt my friend and such a wonderful and deserving tribute.
Thank you for sharing this.

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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Ana. I appreciate the comment.
Thank you for this. My brothers and deceased husband were military, many did not be as lucky...many did return with arms and legs missing. Many with P.D.S...May God be with them all. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

We must remember the men who gave everything for us. Thank you for reading and the comment.
thanks for that Coyote, yesterday i watched the poppy day memorial in london and saw so many who returned from wars in europe to afghanistan, without them and those who never came back where would we be now, if you go back to ww2 then without them i guess in europe at least we'd be speaking German and flying swastika's yesterday, we must remember them and your poem :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are right. Many fought for freedom. We must hold freedom dear for the sake of the great men who .. read more
R Smith

2 Years Ago

always welcome my friend :)
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K.
I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you can bring such a positive and not necessarily happy, but definitely a feeling that everyone can stand behind and agree upon.I love how it is set up, the pictures, stanzas, grammar and tenses, everything. Really great.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Kassie for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
A beautiful, heart felt tribute to your friend and to all the heros that keep us safe. You have touched my heart with this one my friend... stunning poetry

:) Julie

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Julie. Mercy is needed often in life. The mercy of concern and someone to listen.
It is so important to remember that soldiers are men and women with hearts and families. Here's to a day when they are all at home with their families.


Typo alert … I think you mean grateful … right now it is reading graceful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the help and reading. I do appreciate.
Pryde Foltz

2 Years Ago

No problem … I noted your comment about errors … I usually read for meaning but I would be happy.. read more

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