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Old 12-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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The Final Inspection......

The Army 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~
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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Wow! That went right through my heart!

Thanks for sharing this one, Diana!
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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Diana.....that one got to me....ya know?
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Hi, few questions for everyone

Welcome to the online community, glad you finally joined up and published Hope to see you all-around, watch out for Gary, they hogs the biscuits
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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I missed this poem but it's so nice.
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