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What Makes a Soldier

Brett Sayles
A shadowed American flag with a soldier saluting to the audience.



The true nature of a soldier

Is  how he conducts himself,

In life and overseas,

He stands above the rest.

The first one up before his alarm to seize the new day.


Leading by example,

Having it the only way,

Humble in his approach

Teaching the ropes,

The true and only way.


He is loyalty to his country

Bleeds only for the pride

The Pride of the Red, White, and Blue.


He always stands tall

When he hears freedom call,

For freedom he will fall.


For tomorrow isn’t always a guarantee,

Grateful for he must be,

To live another day

Living on for the soldiers

Lost on the battlefield.


Oh, the stories that molded him into the person today,

The lessons that he still carries with him,

About  the lonely nights he spent in the barracks,

The hardships  he faced,

The times he almost didn’t make it.

A man of great strength,

And humility  would say

That when a soldier puts on that uniform,

It displays their willingness to defend the United States,

And  also displays devotion.


Always striving to better himself,

To help  his fellow soliders along the way,

Laying down his life for others  if need be.


Remembering what his family instilled in him

Helps him siege the day that is ahead,

Praying to God that one day he would be able to see them again.


His ability to adapt to his enviroment

He is able to sneak up on his enemies

Like a Chameleon in the dark.

Making sure no harm comes to him:

Protecting his men like a mother lion protects her cubs from prey.


Selfless acts of love

For both his country and humainty

Makes him the perfect soldier,

Thank God for making men and women so dedicated to make the world a better place.


When you see a soldier

Thank them for their service.



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Kaitlyn Steve
Kaitlyn Steve, Contributing Writer
Hello my name is Kaitlyn Steve. I am from Ukraine and came to the United States when I was four and a half years old. I am currently 26 years old, and I live in Shallotte, North Carolina. I enjoy writing poetry.

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    Lynda AlessiMay 2, 2024 at 5:59 am

    Well said!

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    Lane AdrianMay 1, 2024 at 9:42 am