James Elston

Rookie (1 December 1984 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Tribute To Courage - Poem by James Elston

Courage is doing what is right
Without having to be told
Courage is manning up
When you know you've done something wrong
Courage is looking the enemy in the eye
And telling them to just bring it
Courage is having fear
But still staying strong
Courage is facing adversity
But being able to overcome it
Courage is leaving your family behind
To defend the country you love
Courage is being a soldier
In the greatest army in the world
Thank you for this courage
That lets us live free
May God bless you
And come home safely to your families

Comments about Tribute To Courage by James Elston

  • Gold Star - 12,717 Points Anil Kumar Panda (8/12/2015 12:06:00 AM)

    Very true.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,371 Points Bernard Snyder (8/11/2015 10:25:00 PM)

    Well written piece here. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world, which also takes a lot of courage. Well done and congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,614 Points John Richter (8/11/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    Amen...... How true... Courage is not always the other guy, that unattainable force within... Sometimes it's just leaving a comfortable life for 6.7 weeks to learn how to stop bad guys. Never been a greater show of courage than that. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,047 Points Kim Barney (8/11/2015 6:57:00 AM)

    A nice tribute to the soldiers who are fighting for freedom. Well written. Congratulations on having it selected as Member Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,358 Points Paul Warren (8/11/2015 6:56:00 AM)

    Well written thankyou (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (8/11/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    Virtue of courage is nicely expressed in this poem as a great tribute to it! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,225 Points Kinyua Karanja (8/11/2015 3:28:00 AM)

    Nice poem that exhibit a great deal of creativity and touchable facts like Courage is having fear but still staying strong (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,008 Points * Sunprincess * (8/11/2015 12:56:00 AM)

    .......nicely written....congratulations on member poem ★ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,623 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/22/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful and beautiful poem and recited in its rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tanya D (4/22/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    Absolutely wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dustin Ross (3/3/2008 6:57:00 PM)

    This was wonderful, this is just what i need, i am planing on joining the army even thought i have a 90 average and my parents want me to be a doctor or some other bullsh*t job, but i believe what you put hear speaks truer than any thing so history book can tell us, we must do what we can and so i am saluting you! BRAVO! BRAVO!

    and moon light... shut up this is wonderful sometimes the best poems are the simplest (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eli White (1/16/2008 9:09:00 AM)

    as a marine about to enter boot camp... this poem will help me a lot. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nick Germanacos (10/31/2007 3:49:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, bravo :) May God bless you :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terrance Woolridge (10/4/2007 9:33:00 PM)

    good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie jennifer hall (2/27/2007 2:20:00 PM)

    Courage is everything.....nicely written...good poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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