Dragging Pride

patriotic poems



Stepping off my vessel
as one Navy Valor
holding onto my pride
draped is my honor.

I struggle to step in your universe
the waters took stock in my life
it isn’t as easy as a cannons burst
there are few that can play the fife.

I gave to you my courage
which many sort not give
I gave my life without rage
yet, toward me, you’re vindictive.

I walk proud in your shadow
I carry all this for freedom
in my struggle I stand like an arrow
today I will be honored in the Colosseum.




photography by Jason Hughes


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Thomas DeAngelo

This is a writer of modern poetry and an inspiring writer. Residing in the lower Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania where he enjoys reading, writing and is his spare time hiking. He has been writing since the 1980's with expectations of being published. The words that flow by ink are the defeats and enjoyments of the life lived in the years that accompanied the mind of a writer that measured his time recognizing the passions of surrounding people.

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