Satchel entered a regional-based Remembrance Day poetry contest last November and came in 3rd! At the assembly last Tuesday, he was presented with a framed certificate of recognition and $20 by 3 veterans.
Here is his poem:
The Glowing Hearts of Soldiers
By Satchel Page
For years these men lay in a field,
free from the weapons they used to wield.
All the fighting is now a thought
of all the men who have ever fought!
Thousands of men are now dead,
from bullets in the heart or head.
On the beach they rode their tanks,
over bodies on the banks.
The soldiers' hearts always shone,
always brave and always brawn!
The men walked wearing a tag,
dodging bullets to protect their flag.
Remember them from house to tower
while we wear a special flower,
for all the soldiers who have fought
we should all forget them not!
I am SO proud of him.