The Soldier

A Soldier

There is discipline in A Soldier

you can see it when he walks,

There is honor in A Soldier

you hear it when he talks.

There is courage in A Soldier

you can see it in his eyes,

There is loyalty in A Soldier

that he will not compromise.

There is something in A Soldier

that makes him stand apart,

There is strength in A Soldier

that beats from his heart.

A Soldier isn't a title any man

can be hired to do,

A Soldier is the soul of that man

buried deep inside of you.

A Soldier's job isn't finished after

an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,

A Soldier is always A Soldier

even while he sleeps.

A Soldier serves his country first

and his life is left behind,

A Soldier has to sacrifice what

comes first in a civilian's mind.

If you are civilian -

I am saying this to you.....

next time you see A Soldier

remember what they do.

A Soldier is the reason our land

is 'Home of the free',

A Soldier is the one that is brave

protecting you and me.

If you are A Soldier -

I am saying this to you.....


Thank God for what YOU do!

Angela Goodwin


♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a beautiful tribute for Veterans Day!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sue said...

Very nice!

Sam said...

What a very lovely poem!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How very beautiful, Stella and Jo - tis is a wonderful tribute to our veterans.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Tanks Stella and Jo! That's a beautiful tribute! I love the anonymity of the picture, too.

Samantha said...

Such a beautiful poem that really digs into the truth. Thank you, Jo and Stella, for finding and sharing.
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

bbes tribe said...

A lovely poem & a special tribute for Veteran's Day. Thanks for sharing.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bravo Furiends!



Tanuki Maxx said...

Well post!!
Happy Veteran's Day


Lorenza said...

Beautiful tribute!
Thanks for sharing it!
Happy Veterans Day!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Bravo, Ms. Goodwin.

KB said...

A lovely tribute. I have a good friend who is a career soldier (has been in 2 wars and now does analysis for the navy), and I thought of how well the poem fit him.

The Thuglets said...

What a lovely tribute!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful post.. How true this is.. Soldiers are number one on our list..
Yepper Callie usually does win. She is quite fast and devious..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Thundering Herd said...

What a terrific Veterans Day post.

Bobby said...

Very heart warming, and so true.
Thank you for missing us, we are going to try to catch up. You are right about little Oscar he was all tatty, we have had to cut the tats of him and he has had a bath and feels better I am sure. He still has a lot to learn. We hope someone who knows Bichons would like him as we had to go on the friends site to find out how to look after him. we did not know the hair grows the other way to normal dogs. trying to give him a brush is a nightmare, so he is not used to it.