"Our Champions" -- Honoring our Veterans

"Our Champions" -- Honoring our Veterans

A Poem by MomzillaNC
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Our heroes serve by choice. Ours is an all volunteer service today. Our nation’s champions sacrifice and serve. And, when they bleed or die on far flung battlefields, we must raise them up and render

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The champions of our nation’s heart
On eagle’s wings we will them rise
in all due honor we can render


Reluctantly, he lays a cheek
softly against his infant's downy pate
Her downy soft hair gently tickles
A forever kiss upon that cheek
He lays her in her mother's arms
And kisses the tears falling down
Tears falling down his wife’s face
He turns, strong shoulders squared
His champion’s heart resolute
Off he marches, answering country’s call
She watches him march up the ramp
Her fragile soul swelling with pride
while her fears fall like rain from her eyes
Her face radiating love for her champion


The champions of our nation’s heart
On eagle’s wings we will them rise
in all due honor we can render


The day he came home, she stood hours
She stood there in the pouring rain
Their little girl clinging tightly to her hand
Waiting to welcome daddy home again
Smoothly down the ramp he came
Flanked by patriots there to honor him
They honor the champion’s sacrifice
Honored in silence while the music played
Mother and child greeted their hero
Veiled in black… bound in sorrow
Tears falling… falling… pouring down
Tears unending and no kiss to dry them
Full measure, their tears anointed that cloth

On the champion’s coffin solemnly draped


The champions of our nation’s heart
On eagle’s wings we will them rise
in all due honor we can render


Losers and suckers says this POTUS
In a gut punch to the loyal grieving
Divided by his hand, our nation is falling

Today their tears are naught… wasted
The campion’s sacrifice is atrophied
POTUS deems the hero a sucker
A sucker for his loyalty to serve
A sucker for making no monetary gain
POTUS marks the champion a loser
A loser for choosing the hero’s sacrifice
A loser deserving no notice, no honor
Today their tears mean nothing at all
to the POTUS who sent him in harm’s way
POTUS, a fortunate son, wrapped in the red white and blue
Caressing and fondling the proud stars and stripes
That fortunate son, who chose never to serve
saved by bone spurs and by daddy’s money

Losers and suckers says this POTUS
In a gut punch to the loyal grieving
Divided by his hand, our nation is falling

Today, those who answer the clarion call
Those who return, left part of themselves
They shed their blood on distant battlefields
Today, their loyal service is made trivial
Champions cut down for our nation’s ideal
Our fallen souls who bled and gave their all
The sacrifice left on the field of battle
A fortunate son finds inconsequential
The falling tears shed in pride and sorrow
By mourning mothers, wives, and daughters
Their pride and sorrow, their tears and pain…
Meaningless sentiment to that fortunate son
That POTUS, fortunate son who scorns
our nation’s champions are suckers and losers

Losers and suckers says this POTUS
In a gut punch to the loyal grieving
Divided by his hand, our nation is falling

The champions of our nation’s heart
On eagle’s wings we will them rise
in all due honor we can render

06 September 2020, by D. Denise Dianaty


Photo by D. Denise Dianaty

© 2020 MomzillaNC


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I agree wholeheartedly with this...it is bad enough to lose loved ones in battle...but then to have them called suckers and losers?
And to have him say "I like the ones who aren't captured"---
what is that?
Unbelievable is what it is.
Bravo for the courage to not only write this, but post it as well....i know we are such a divided nation
right now, and many would scoff or get their dander up at reading this...but the truth is the truth...
Yogi Berra once said..."I never said half of the things I said"---but when there are videos...
the proof is in the pudding...how can that be denied?
j.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Jacob. And, I agree… when there are videos, ho can [the truth] be denied? I pray i.. read more



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No greater sacrifice than dying in service for love of your country. Tears me apart when I see the photographs of our own serviceman lost in battle on anniversaries. What was said by your President this week was an insult to those who have died and the incredible pain and loss suffered by their families. Speechless when I read about it. You write with much passion about this dreadful slight Momzilla

Chris

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MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Thank you. When I saw the news about it, I thought of all those on both sides of my family who serve.. read more
Things like this make me so angry, I can't even find words. Then everyone gets in an uproar over it, as if such scorn is only meant to keep "we the people" off balance & at each other's throats. That's why I am always stunned at how you can address such bullshit with such clarity & passion, but not in a rant. For me, this makes the core point, by inference, that we became a great country becuz people put the country before themselves . . . not just soldiers (altho it's good to stay laser-focused on this one point, as you do) but also the bulk of "we the people" put others & the country first. It's too ironic to conceive that greed & selfishness could "make America great again"! I think your way of writing is much deeper than most will appreciate. So many people get hung up on memes & slogans, they never stop to do the deep ponder, like your writing requires (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Thank you so very much for your effusive praise of my meager words. Truly, to me these words seem .. read more
barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing all that. You feel a hundred times more deeply about everything than I do. I w.. read more
MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Well… but you must feel deeply. You're a writer. Poets, writers, artists… we are all creatives .. read more
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This blue part of this poem. Is for me quiet epic I don't even feel it's political more like celebration words and meaning . It's like music painted on canvas of up lifting emotions and colours. I really like that cause you bring political issue in very creative and new way.

Yes is comments are really disgrace . But I find more disturbing when man and women who served at USA army are deported cause they was caught when they smoked marijuana or when they drink drunk. Maybe another theme what you can explore . Anyway very emotive and solid poem. I really did enjoyed.

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MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Thank you. Yes, I've seen the reports of immigrants serving – expecting citizenship that never mat.. read more
I agree wholeheartedly with this...it is bad enough to lose loved ones in battle...but then to have them called suckers and losers?
And to have him say "I like the ones who aren't captured"---
what is that?
Unbelievable is what it is.
Bravo for the courage to not only write this, but post it as well....i know we are such a divided nation
right now, and many would scoff or get their dander up at reading this...but the truth is the truth...
Yogi Berra once said..."I never said half of the things I said"---but when there are videos...
the proof is in the pudding...how can that be denied?
j.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Jacob. And, I agree… when there are videos, ho can [the truth] be denied? I pray i.. read more

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