I'll Take it From Here Sarge (Rest well Grandpa) a tear jerker

By SGT Bloth

I was O.K.
Till i walked into the room
i saw you there
I Broke down in my own father's Grasp
I cried like a baby
I Held your youngest son as he consoled me

I saw our flag as I walked up Too you
I turned off all emotion,
Snapped to "attention" and Rendered My salute

You looked so happy
This old soldier finally at rest
You were one of the proud
one of the brave
one of the best!

You were the strongest man i ever new
"You are my hero Grandpa,
i want to grow up just like you."
Since i was a child
That's what i would say
Guess what grandpa
i'm a sergeant today!

I'never Flinched during your 21Gun Salute
I even made it through taps, too boot

They gave me a shell from the guns they used
They were all old soldiers too
still battered and bruised

They folded the flag and gave it too Bernie
He's your oldest, His Heart is burning

I got to talk to you before they rolled you away
Saluted,and told you not too worry
I'll make sure they're all ok

" I'll take it from here, sarge!!"
"You get some rest......"
You've earned eternal peace, SGT Kayes,
You were one of the best.

- I love you grandpa-

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Copyright 2003 Bloth Andii
Published on Monday, November 3, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: very rarely to people write tributes to family members anymore. i like it

  • Sticky Kitty On Sunday, June 26, 2005, Sticky Kitty (253)By person wrote:

    nicely done. *salutes* -kitty

  • aXe FactoR On Monday, May 24, 2004, aXe FactoR (342)By person wrote:

    i hated my grandpa!!! but yours sound so wonderful. he must have been a nice man. and very sweet of you to write a tribute to him. and this piece is well written. i like it. :)

  • Liz On Friday, February 6, 2004, Liz (272)By person wrote:

    Sometimes writing helps, somethings emotion makes things more beautiful, and sometimes such things require much more work. I think you have good material to draw from, but I have to say "I even made it through taps, to boot" is AWFUL...

  • Liz On Friday, February 6, 2004, Liz (272)By person wrote:

    ..even if it does rhyme, and simple proofreading would also improve your work.

  • CharlottesWeb On Sunday, December 7, 2003, CharlottesWeb (521)By person wrote:

    This was written with such strength, no gaps in the polished rhythm or shaky spots of uncontrolled words...a great work for sure. ~JMDW~

  • SGT Bloth On Saturday, December 20, 2003, SGT Bloth (165)By person wrote:

    this one is true it makes it hard and easy too write , at the samt=e time

  • Drea On Sunday, November 9, 2003, Drea (1505)By person wrote:

    remindes me of when my grandfather died..*wipes a tear* ~Drea~

  • Ophelia On Thursday, November 6, 2003, Ophelia (228)By person wrote:

    My grand father was in WWII. He was in the calvery, he recieved the bronze star, and two purple hearts. When he died the honor guard were unable to attend.

  • Ophelia On Thursday, November 6, 2003, Ophelia (228)By person wrote:

    So I have three cousins and an uncle all in the service. One in the Navy, one in the Air Force, one in the Army, an uncle who is a Marine. They acted as his honor guard. Each in full dress uniform. The local police dept. fired the salute. So I think

  • Ophelia On Thursday, November 6, 2003, Ophelia (228)By person wrote:

    I will keep this one if you don't mind..........O.

  • SGT Bloth On Friday, November 7, 2003, SGT Bloth (165)By person wrote:

    Be My Guest O....Mine was in WWII also...He was there all 4 years....He was cav too. He was a Tank Gunner. I'm The only one in my family in the service right now, but my family has been in every war in the u.s. history untill Vietnam. Take care...BLOTH

  • A former member wrote: Very awsome write. I'm a brat and am in the AF and have seen some of the honor guard burial ceremonies and they are always very hard to endure without tearing up. Very well done. ~Urban Shipwreck~

  • SGT Bloth On Tuesday, November 4, 2003, SGT Bloth (165)By person wrote:

    Thank you very much Everyone!!!!!!! Sorry it wasnt a dark one, but i had too write it....Love Bloth

  • A Velvet Tongue On Monday, November 3, 2003, A Velvet Tongue (450)By person wrote:

    I think was a special poem...and not sad, but a dedicated praise...wonderful story here, being from a military family I can relate and respect this...

  • SilentStalker On Monday, November 3, 2003, SilentStalker (1091)By person wrote:

    ...ah, the poem you told me about...I see why you said what you did about it...it's a tough one...but you did well on it, as the others have told you already... -Ferg Scholar

  • A former member wrote: nomaterial 4 writing! not my type! but that dont under estimate ur skills! Scholar

  • A former member wrote: new material*** Scholar

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