The Salute

The Salute

A Poem by Devansh Shekhar Shukla
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For the Almighty Army... Watch the video at the YouTube channel - TSB Worldwide. 7th poem from my book, DSS-The Enigma.

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Some men, very attentive, can be seen,
far on the border, across the sands.
They keep their eyes open all the time
and ensure our safety with their sinewy hands.

For their life, there is no insurance,
is there anyone to ask, who are they?
The place where they stand, there is no safety,
is there anyone to ask, how are they?

It’s all about their invincible will and brawny arms,
they fight as strong as they can.
I’ve seen one of them, fighting,
they seem to me like immortals, not men.

They lose their lives,
to let us live.
They are the mighty soldiers, to whom,
I have ‘Salute’ as the only thing to give.

© 2019 Devansh Shekhar Shukla


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any soldier who fights for his or her country should be saluted...even when the cause isn't one we all agree with. They are doing their loyal duty, fulfilling their obligation to try to keep country's safe...
we may not like those who put them in that situation, but we must respect that their lives are on the line every day.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Having worked in the army alongide "the enemy" at the end of the war, I learned that they endured hardship , grief and personal loss too. My attitudes changed and I was criticised by officers for not being assertve enough to them. I'm glad I never became "brainwashed".
Norman

Posted 3 Months Ago


Your poem is an unusual & brilliant expression of homage to those who fight to protect our freedoms. I'm not a big fan of the military, which is regarded with reverence in the USA, we are so stuck on our ability to wipe out the world a hundred times over. Your poem starts with a comment "Almight Army" and this put me in a critical frame of mind, given my dislike for deifying our penchant for destruction. Still, despite your topic having odds against it, I ended up really loving your poem becuz you do a good job of making this about the actual soldiers, not glorifying war. You do a great job pointing out all the ways it must be tough to do what soldiers do. Well-thought-out tribute (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


You handle the English Language like a native. I like your writing and I love that you are a teenager! I look forward to reading more of your work!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Devansh Shekhar Shukla

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for the appreciation! And Happy new year!
An honorable poem. I am not a soldier, and have been through no war. But I do realize that if we civilians live in peace, we must realize to whom we owe the privilege.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Devansh Shekhar Shukla

4 Months Ago

Absolutely true. Thanks a lot!
I recently visited the federal cemetery in Chattanooga. Row after row of dead soldiers rolling over acres. I really would like to see the cemetery for the dead politicians who sent them there.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Devansh Shekhar Shukla

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!
Our soldiers worked very hard to protect our country

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lacey Sue

9 Months Ago

I love soldiers I was thinking bout joining the Marines
Devansh Shekhar Shukla

9 Months Ago

That's a great idea!
Lacey Sue

9 Months Ago

Yeah it pays for college
Nice, refreshing poem. Soldeirs are there; because they are daring and they have an element of audacity. They have a human quality and it is heroism. Salute. Salute. Salute. Salute!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Devansh Shekhar Shukla

9 Months Ago

Thanks Harri for reading and reviewing.
Thank you Devansh for sharing the amazing poetry. Being a soldier, you become part of a group seeking the same goal. It is a honor to serve with brave men and women. I liked the poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Devansh Shekhar Shukla

9 Months Ago

Thanks a lot Coyote :)
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

You are welcome Devansh.
Enjoyed this very much. You are skilled in the poetry craft without a doubt. I salute you, my new friend!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Devansh Shekhar Shukla

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Jason :)
I really enjoyed this, so truthful. My hubby was in the Military. So thank you for this write. Awesome!

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Devansh Shekhar Shukla

9 Months Ago

Thanks a lot!

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