Sunday, October 27, 2013

Poetry Sunday ~ All Good Men by Adam Zipp

Pic of Fort McHenry


All Good Men
©Adam Zipp


The gunpowder and smoke,
the sounds of a roaring hell,
that is where the glory is shed,
along with the blood stained rivers,
the sick lay wounded in their beds.


Turn away from the pain,
let the night sky fall down like rain,
it is said that good men die young,
but good men stand up to be strong.


Good men fight,
They play the songs of the war bands,
they guide us all with an unseen light,
and always take our hands.


Liberty lives within strong men,
even when evil lashes out like a roaring fire,
the darkness will seep out from the Lion’s Den,
If good men do not aspire.


They never fought alone,
One good man can win a battle,
but when grouped with many men,
together a war can be won.


The men who fought,
they are strong and wise,
they have been through the pits of hell,
always risking their lives.


In the cold months ahead,
in the long warmth of the dead,
may we give thanks to those living and gone,
for everything they have done,
let us thank a vet.
 
 

11 comments:

benning said...

Adam, this is very powerful! Well done! :)

joni said...

It is isn't it?
I was so excited when he said I could share it with my readers. :D

Thanks Ben!

Bob Hembree said...

Love it, Adam! Can't wait to see more.

NurseArtist said...

Adam,that is totally awesome!. Congratulations on a job well done. I do believe your Mom's talents have been passed on..I hope you will continue to develop your talent. I'd like to read more...

NurseArtist said...

I had a long flowery comment, but it got lost when I tried to post..oh well...great job Adam! You have obviously inherited your talent from your mother. I hope you continue to develop it. Perhaps get a blog of your own. I'd subscribe to it! I love the content of your poem, and want to read more.

joni said...

Thanks Dixie!

I read Adam your comments and he said THANKS! with a smile!

He did have a poetry blog, but he lost interest as most kids do. He also has a couple of novels he's started, so yeah, he inherited a great talent. :)

Thanks for reading! :)

joni said...

Thank you all for visiting and reading! :)

Tiggs said...

I commented on fb, but wanted to add a comment here as well for Adam.

Adam I love the vivid, powerful images your writing produces. You definitely have a gift! Keep writing and have fun with it--that is the key to not "giving up."

joni said...

The kid (young man) will never give up writing! For some reason, it's in his blood. :D

He has three novels (or four) in the wings waiting to finish. He loves writing!!!! YaY! I DID do something right. :)

Tiggs said...

you have done a LOT right--Never forget that! Think of all of those like me that you have turned from hating writing to loving it.

joni said...

Thanks Tigs! :D