Let's Remember Our Boys and Girls in Uniform today!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Dreadnaught, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This one kinda puts things in prospective!!!!

    Sands of Christmas

    I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh

    And looked across the table where the bills were piled too high

    The laundry wasn't finished and the car I had to fix

    My stocks were down another point, the Dolphins lost by six



    And so with only minutes til my son got home from school

    I gave up on the drudgery and grabbed a wooden stool

    The burdens that I carried were about all I could take

    And so I flipped the TV on to catch a little break



    I came upon a desert scene in shades of tan and rust

    No snowflakes hung upon the wind, just clouds of swirling dust

    And where the reindeer should have stood before a laden sleigh

    Eight hummers ran a column right behind an M1A



    A group of boys walked past the tank, not one was past his teens

    Their eyes were hard as polished flint, their faces drawn and lean

    They walked the street in armor with their rifles shouldered tight

    Their dearest wish for Christmas, just to have a silent night



    Other soldiers gathered, hunkered down against the wind

    To share a scrap of mail and dreams of going home again

    There wasn't much at all to put their lonely hearts at ease

    They had no Christmas turkey, just a pack of MRE's



    They didn't have a garland or a stocking I could see

    They didn't need an ornament-- they lacked a Christmas Tree

    They didn't have a present even though it was tradition

    The only boxes I could see were labled "ammunition"



    I felt a little tug and found my son now by my side

    He asked me what it was I feared, and why it was I cried

    I swept him up into my arms and held him oh so near

    And kissed him on the forehead as I whispered in his ear



    There's nothing wrong, my little son, for safe we sleep tonight

    Our heroes stand on foreign land to give us all the right

    To worry about the things in life that really mean nothing at all

    Instead of wondering each day if we will be the next to fall



    He looked at me as children do and said it's always right

    To thank the ones who help us And perhaps that we should write.

    And so we pushed aside the bills and sat to draft a note

    To thank the many far from home, and this is what we wrote,



    God bless you all and keep you safe and speed your way back home

    Remember that we love you so, and that you're not alone

    The gift you give, you share with all, a present every day

    You give the gift of liberty and that we can't repay.
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Merry Christmas brother, great poem..... :) :) :) Zakk :)
     

  3. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Very good poem. I wish all you guys and gals that are cooks, mp's, gate guards,pulling CQ duty,anything that keeps you working on this holy day the best of holidays. All the military are in my heart!!
     
  4. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Merry Christmas. Be Safe to all.
     
  5. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    OMG, I forgot the most important the guys and gals deployed to the war! Be safe, keep your head down and come home!