Randy McClave

Rookie - 850 Points (Ashland, Kentucky)

A Patriot


I do not wear a uniform
Nor a helmet on my head
I never carry a weapon
Or have seen my brothers bled.
I never stand at attention
Nor have I marched in line
I never fought for freedom
As what I own is already mine.
I do not salute any man
I humble down only to GOD
So I walk my own separate path
Whether at home or even abroad.
I wear no stripes upon my arms
There are no medals upon my chest
As I am just a civilian
Nothing more, and nothing less.
I know my national anthem
Whenever it is spoken or even sung
And tears still come unto my eyes
As proudly my head is hung.
Inside my soul their is a torch
I will be a patriot until the day I die
And I too will walk those proud lines
While still with pride for my flag I will cry.
I have never fought in a war
But I have passed our soldiers graves
I give thanks to the country that I live in
And to those soldiers, I give my praise.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Patriot by Randy McClave )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  9. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Logic in Life, Jayatissa Liyanage
  2. - Lady Andrea on the meadowland, Giorgio A. V.
  3. Lady Andrea on the meadowland, Giorgio A. V.
  4. Let Us Go for a Walk, Valsa George
  5. Legacy (2015), MILTON STYNER
  6. Glittering Textures, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Symbol Forests, Ananta Madhavan
  8. Oh, Those Days of Black 'n White Cookies.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. Golden Dreams, Ron Baratono
  10. Change Of Heart, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]