Saturday, November 13, 2010

 

Military Poem-The Final Inspection, Author Unknown

















THE FINAL INSPECTION


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, Temple 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~

Comments:
So many of our youth are dying, being maimed for life, and are suffering because of American wars. We are a military family going back to World War Two. There's far too much blood being spilled. Does it ever stop? Tired of losing family.
anon in the USA
 
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Couldn't be written any far better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He generally kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly sure he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing!
 
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