Learn More

James Elston

Rookie (1 December 1984 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Tribute To Courage


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

Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

Do you like this poem?
2 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 (Tribute To Courage by James Elston )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

Read all 7 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. The unblamenesses allay wounds, Pijush Biswas
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. The Eagle, Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. This year, maryline vautravers
  2. Friends, maryline vautravers
  3. Cuba…..God's Betrayal……….Perhaps, James B. Earley
  4. Poem-Spectator, Tushar Ray
  5. True Love Never Dies, lou parks
  6. Untitled VII, Sierra Staten
  7. The unblamenesses allay wounds, Pijush Biswas
  8. I Move, So I Am, Tanja Henderson
  9. Life Dances, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  10. Looking Kyle In the Eyes, Kyle Schlicher
[Hata Bildir]