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  • 2016 rhymezone poetry prize

    MADE IN THE U.S.A.
    Combat Boots
    STOUT-HEARTED MEN

    "Give me some men who are stout-hearted men,

    Who will fight, for the right they adore,

    Start me with ten who are stout-hearted men,

    And I'll soon give you ten thousand more...."

    ______________________________________

    MADE IN THE U.S.A.*

    Richard Lee Terry



    “Ten thousand men”
    each fighting day,
    strap up two boots
    here on display.


    They billet warriors,
    where havoc wreaks,
    down darkn'd corridors
    like lightning streaks.


    And in the fray
    the feet they bare,
    are not of clay,
    this combat pair.


    When sabres rattle
    they trudge and crawl,
    in heat of battle
    these boots stand tall!


    These boots are proud,
    in peace and war,
    their march is loud,
    "Come hear them roar"!


    No words retell
    or underscore
    the desert hell
    of barren floor


    Two boots like these
    in silence keep,
    the victories
    of boots so deep.

    *Combat boots are ''Made in America"
    So too are the men who wear them
    Last edited by rich; 04-12-2016, 06:15 PM.

  • #2
    Excellent!

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    • #3
      Yes, this is a nice tribute. The boot picture is a good one. I went to the Army Surplus Store and bought a pair of used boots. I like looking at the non-new
      items. I wish I knew their story. I have bought many pair of gloves as gifts. They are so well made at way too low a price.

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