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    >> >Subject: A New Christmas Poem

    >> >
    >> >
    >> >TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
    >> >HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
    >> >IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
    >> >PLASTER AND STONE.
    >> >
    >> >I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
    >> >WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
    >> >AND TO SEE JUST WHO
    >> >IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
    >> >
    >> >I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
    >> >A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
    >> >NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
    >> >NOT EVEN A TREE.
    >> >
    >> >NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
    >> >JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
    >> >ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
    >> >OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
    >> >
    >> >WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
    >> >AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
    >> >A SOBER THOUGHT
    >> >CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
    >> >
    >> >FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
    >> >IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
    >> >I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
    >> >ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
    >> >
    >> >THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
    >> >SILENT, ALONE,
    >> >CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
    >> >IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
    >> >
    >> >THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
    >> >THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
    >> >NOT HOW I PICTURED
    >> >A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
    >> >
    >> >WAS THIS THE HERO
    >> >OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
    >> >CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
    >> >THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
    >> >
    >> >I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
    >> >THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
    >> >OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
    >> >WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
    >> >
    >> >SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
    >> >THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
    >> >AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
    >> >A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
    >> >
    >> >THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
    >> >EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
    >> >BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
    >> >LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
    >> >
    >> >I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
    >> >HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
    >> >ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
    >> >IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
    >> >
    >> >THE VERY THOUGHT
    >> >BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
    >> >I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
    >> >AND STARTED TO CRY.
    >> >
    >> >THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
    >> >AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
    >> >"SANTA DON'T CRY,
    >> >THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
    >> >
    >> >I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
    >> >I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
    >> >MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
    >> >MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."
    >> >
    >> >THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
    >> >AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
    >> >I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
    >> >I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
    >> >
    >> >I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
    >> >SO SILENT AND STILL
    >> >AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
    >> >FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
    >> >
    >> >I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
    >> >ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
    >> >THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
    >> >SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
    >> >
    >> >THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
    >> >WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
    >> >WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
    >> >IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
    >> >
    >> >ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
    >> >AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
    >> >"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
    >> >AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."
    >> >
    >> >This poem was written by a Marine. The
    >> >following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....
    >> >
    >> >PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending
    >> >this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon
    >> >and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being
    >> >able
    >> >to celebrate these festivities.Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny
    >> >bit
    >> >of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and
    >>dead,
    >> >who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant
    >>this
    >> >small seed.

  • #2
    This e mail was sent to me
    I thought it was worth passing on
    Pray for our past ,present and future service members

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    • #3
      xmas poem

      God bless our troops!!!!!

      Happy Holidays!

      Rob

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      • #4
        Will do, thanks.

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        • #5
          GO TROOPS !!! STAY SAFE & KICK ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          sending emails .......

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          • #6
            Thanks for sharing this... reminds us of the valor, commitment and sacrifice our young men and women provide us.

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            • #7
              gods speed and anchors awiegh

              semper fi
              to weld or not to weld that is the question

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              • #8
                Merry Christmass
                Happy birthday and thankyou Jesus

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