A Kentucky poet has released a CD of poems honoring the men and women who have served our country.
Step Up for Freedom is the first recorded collection of poems written by C. A. Shelley.
" Step Up for Freedom" is a poem by C. A. Shelley honoring America's Veterans.
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ALL POEMS ARE COPYRIGHTED 2013 BY C. A. SHELLEY
It features works which have been previously published and introduces new poems.
These poems are a trip through our history, of how we fought and held onto our freedom, C. A. Shelley explains. They are based on the stories told to me by the veterans Ive visited in the V. A. Hospital.
C. A. Shelley is a 74 year old retired Lexington fireman. But he didnt begin writing poetry until three years ago when he learned of a young Marine back from the military that was turned away from the V.A. Hospital and then took his like.
It hit me hard, Shelley said. I began writing. The idea was to bring attention to Americas veterans. Theyve given so much.
He feels a bond with these men having served himself in the U. S. Marine Corp. As a young man he was part of the Marine Corps detachments on board the carriers USS Essex and USS Valley Forge.
Step Up for Freedom starts with poems about the experience of World War II veterans and continues on through the experiences of Korean War and Vietnam veterans. The poems are read by C. A. Shelley. Music of the appropriate periods and news stories help create the mood of each poem.
Step Up for Freedom is available by contacting C. A. Shelley by phone, 859-748-5014, or on Facebook, Facebook.com/Cloyd.Shelley.
Its important that these stories are told, asserts C. A. Shelley. Their lives and their sacrifices are the foundations of our freedom. Lest we forget.
Step Up for Freedom is available by contacting C. A. Shelley
by phone, 859-748-5014, or on Facebook, Facebook.com/Cloyd.Shelley.