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Poetry.I take my hat off to you.

Updated on September 16, 2012

I take my hat off to you.


I wrote this poem for all the professionals and volunteers who put their lives at risk every day of the week with out a second thought. I hope that anyone who feels the same way as I do will join me and take their hats of to these great people.

"In the old days it was customary to remove your hat and cover your heart with it out of respect for something someone did. Nowadays, to take your hat off to someone means you respect and appreciate some action or deed they did."


I take my hat off to you.


For all the volunteers who give up their time.

I take my hat off to you.

For all you Samaritans out there working the phones.

I take my hat off to you.

For people who man the lifeboats in a stormy sea.

I take my hat off to you.

For the firemen who walk into blazing buildings.

I take my hat off to you.

For the soldiers who willingly give up their lives for us.

I take my hat off to you.

For the: Volunteers, Samaritans, Lifeboat men,

Firemen and Soldiers who gave up their lives for you.

What can I say?


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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks for your comments Tammy, glad you liked it.

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      Tony 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Audrey.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is eloquent and well said. Excellent poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      This is a touching write. I love the sense of honor and respect within it. Sharing this one--

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Epigramman, thanks for your comments, it's nice to know you enjoyed my poem.

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      epigramman, thanks for your comments, it's nice to know you enjoyed my poem.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..yes Tony, and I take my hat off to you for having your pure poetic heart in the very right place ......sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 9:47am

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks Lady_E

      If it starts with just a few of us taking our hats of to them, I am glad to be part of it.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely and sober (for me). The Taliban blew up some UK soldiers last week and they were all about 19 - 20 years old. So young, yet giving so much sacrifice. Then there is the Red Cross in Syria and other places and many more in other aspects of life.

      I take my hat off too. Courageous Heroes.

      Great Tribute.

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks Eiddwen. :-)

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks Katrine. :-)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub ;up up and away here.

      Thanks for sharing;take care and enjoy your Day.

      Eddy.

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Yes, Tony it should be World Wide, And thank you for pointing that out to me and anyone else who needed it.

      I appreciate it.

      Thanks,

      Bobbi

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Hi Tony, it's a nice tribute.

      There are so many people out there who take their time and risk their own lives to save others. And I think they should be recognized and appreciated more by everyone.

      So...I take my hat off to you..for writing this poem.

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks, Sunnie Day. I' glad you liked it. :-)

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Hello Tony the Writer,

      This was just wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Thanks Bobbi, our thanks need to be world wide don't you think?

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      Tony the writer 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Many thanks Vincent. :-)

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      I enjoyed your poem, because it came from the heart, and many people need to read it, and act accordingly.

      More respect should be shown to these special Americans who serve and protect us--and many times without a thank you. And many gave their lives for us, and they are paid very little for their time and effort.

      I voted up and beautiful.

      Bobbi

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Beautiful, simply beautiful. What more is there to say man? you wrote it here, left a mark and we will remember. Thank you brother for sharing your poetic verse. Voted Up awesome and beautiful.