Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Wounded Warrior--By Celine Rose Mariotti--United States

The Wounded Warrior

So young he was,
To go off to war,
But in America
He believed

So dedicated and devoted was he,
He went to fight the enemy,
The ugly enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan,

He fought to defend what America
Stands for,
Liberty and justice,
Fairness, and opportunities for all,

He was in a fierce battle,
He got hit by enemy gunfire,
Now he is in a VA hospital,
He is learning to walk again,
He is learning to talk again,
He has a long road ahead,
This Wounded Warrior,
We salute.

Celine Rose Mariotti is an accomplished writer whose work has appeared in magazines all over the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia and India. Some of those magazines include: Green’s Magazine, Poet’s Review, Poet’s Art, Tombigbee, Hindu Young World, Magnolia Quarterly, Lone Stars Magazine, Pablo Lennis, Coffee Ground Breakfast, Pink Chameleon and many more. She has had six books published. She plays the guitar and banjo; has her own home business and lives with her family in Shelton,CT.


  1. Celine, your poem is very touching and well-needed to praise all the heroes who fight for their countries. Who put their lives at risk for all the reasons rearing their ugly heads. Thank you for saying what we all should.............. If you are new to Whispers - WELCOME ABOARD! Sheri

  2. Poignant poem Celine....Let us not forget why we've had the freedom we've enjoyed! Thanks for a special reminder! Best wishes, Chris~

  3. Passionate and heart-felt. Touching and uplifting. Nice work, Celine. I appreciate all our men and women who fight for their country and its freedoms. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (