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Posted by Jackitup on May 27, 2012 at 09:17:30:

The
Soldier stood and faced
God,

Which
must always come to pass.

He
hoped his shoes were
shining,

Just
as brightly as his brass..

'Step
forward now, Soldier ,

How
shall I deal with you?

Have
you always turned the other
cheek?

To
My Church have you been
true?'

The
soldier squared his shoulders and
said,

'No,
Lord, I guess I ain't.

Because
those of us who carry
guns,

Can't
always be a saint.

I've
had to work most Sundays,

And
at times my talk was
tough.

And
sometimes I've been
violent,

Because
the world is awfully
rough.

But,
I never took a penny,

That
wasn't mine to keep...

Though
I worked a lot of
overtime,

When
the bills got just too
steep.

And
I never passed a cry for
help,

Though
at times I shook with
fear..

And
sometimes, God, forgive
me,

I've
wept unmanly tears.

I
know I don't deserve a
place,

Among
the people here.

They
never wanted me around,

Except
to calm their fears

If
you've a place for me here,
Lord,

It
needn't be so grand.

I
never expected or had too
much,

But
if you don't, I'll
understand.

There
was a silence all around the
throne,

Where
the saints had often trod.

As
the Soldier waited
quietly,

For
the judgment of his God.

'Step
forward now, you Soldier,

You've
borne your burdens well.

Walk
peacefully on Heaven's
streets,

You've
done your time in Hell.'

Author
Unknown~

It's
the Soldier, not the reporterWho has given us the
freedom of the press.

It's
the Soldier, not the poet,Who has given us the
freedom of speech.

It's
the Soldier, not the politiciansThat ensures our
right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of
Happiness..

It's
the Soldier who salutes the flag,Who serves beneath
the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the
flag.





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