Comments : The Patriot

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    outsiders become insiders with glee


    I love this line, Larry.

    You have, in this poem, created a piece of art that incorporates politics, pride and rhyme! How could I possibly not like it?

    All the very best,


  • 11 months ago


    An inspiring poem Larry. I feel flushed with pride just reading it! I loved your lines used here,
    ' Old Glory is smartly marched down the aisle' and others. Makes me easily visualise the soldiers marching inside the Church. Lots of imagery there. A good write.

    • 11 months ago

      by Larry Chamberlin

      Thanks, Peter. Interestingly the flag that inspired it was carried by High School ROTC students inside a livestock auction show. The lowing of steers, snorting of hogs and bahing of lambs & goats seemed to make the moment eternal.

  • 11 months ago

    by Hellon

    Spoken by a person who is very proud of their country. I particularly liked this line..

    it matters little who keeps warm the seat,

    Just the right dose of sarcasm I felt :)

    • 11 months ago

      by Larry Chamberlin

      Thanks Hellon, although the line I intended to drip with sarcasm was "nation rumbles on through reign and tweet"

  • 11 months ago

    by Ren

    "and deep inside my chest there grows a smile;
    as the anthem plays my hand warms my heart."
    Love love love those lines!

    A great patriotic write!

    Congrats on the win!

  • 11 months ago

    by yogi73

    great poem and choice words of wisdom.

  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A vivid imagery of patriotism which conjures up a strong feeling of warmth and pride