Thursday, May 21, 2015

Heroes Among Us

There are signs of freedom
Clear across this land
The battlefield scars are many
A fighting soldier’s brand

They wear the armor proud
So honored and glad
To serve this great country
They are patriots with bravery clad

The stones a constant reminder
Of brothers who are gone
When the bloodshed was over
They were left to carry on

Some have marched into battle
So earnestly and young
Many wars there have been
Much fighting they have done

They soon became a man 
A fighting soldier’s creed
To defend this great land
They all took the lead

Freedom sails on wings
They paid the ultimate price
We should never forget
Their courage and sacrifice

Let the bells of freedom ring
For the red, white and blue
There are heroes among us
Let’s wave old glory too

© Susie Swanson, 2015

Happy Memorial Day and God bless You All. 


  1. What a lovely poem to salute the brave. Yes, freedom is priceless, but we take so much for granted without realizing how many young people died so we can be free.

  2. Wonderful, Susie! Thank you for honoring those brave soldiers. We owe them all - living and dead a great debt.

  3. Susie, This is a beautiful tribute to our service people. Thank you. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  4. This is perfect for this weekend, Susie. Well done!

  5. Hi There, Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours also. Let's never forgot those who died for our freedoms... God Bless them ALL. Beautiful post today.. Love your poem... God Bless YOU, Susie.

    Sorry I haven't been around much. George and I have a couple of new online programs (one is a Food Journal and one a fitness/exercise program) --so we are VERY busy increasing our exercise and getting healthier... That's my excuse and I'm sticking' with it... ha ha


  6. Hi Susie!
    I am pleased to meet you! I have been friends with Susie @ She Junks for years!
    LOVE her and her tales of Tipton!
    Gosh! Izabelle's book would be so helpful for you. I still have my thyroid gland. I have been taking Levothyroxine for 11 years. This book makes the case that medication alone does not help with the condition of Hashimotos Thyroiditis. If you chose to purchase the book, let me know your opinion.

    Now to your blog!
    I love poetry and shall pop you on my sidebar to keep up with your prose!
    Thank you for visiting 34th Street!
    I wish you wellness!