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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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a new christmas poem


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

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Re: a new christmas poem

Wow... that gave me goosebumps. What a fantastic poem. I'll be emailing that to my father, a Vietnam Veteran in the USMC.


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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:23 PM
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yea, i've seen that somewhere, but its reallly fucking good


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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thank you

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My father is a Vietnam Veteran as well. I have heard this poem before. Its very touching and makes me extremely proud and teary eyed.

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holy shit... thats so deep. i have so much respect for the soldiers that fight for our freedom. i could never cope with the things they go through to keep me, some one they don't even know, free and well. they risk their lives for us. that means so much to me. ultimate respect to all of the soldiers.


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deploying in a month! HUA! :?

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Ohhhh good luck to you.


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