Thread: Remembrance day

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    elipson's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    BC, Canada
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Remembrance day

    For the Canucks on the board who are/were serving with the Forces.

    Thank you and be safe.


    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, you 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've never expected, or had 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"

    ~~~ Anonymous ~~~

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks to all Canadian forces past and present


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