The Final Inspection (moved from high intensity form)

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by GS-Rock, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. GS-Rock

    GS-Rock New Member

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    after little thought this belongs in general form

    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 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~




    It's the Soldier, not the reporter
    who has given us the freedom of the press.

    It's the Soldier, not the poet,
    who has given us the freedom of speech.

    It's the Soldier, not the politicians
    that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag.



    If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
    please pass this on and pray for our men and women
    who have served and are currently serving our country
    and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
     
  2. BamaCats

    BamaCats New Member

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    Truerer words were never spoken brother, lets not forget our brothers and sisters in arms that have gaven the ultimate sacrifice to give us our freedom and the ones that our over there making sure we can live in freedom today. May Goad Bless adn Keep watch over them.
     

  3. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    The final inspection was awesome and I will pass it on to all I know! In the words of the old forum 5 stars!
     
  4. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    Outstanding that me feel really good to read that thanks.
     
  5. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Thanks brother!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! God bless the ones in uniforms :worship:
     
  6. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Outstanding post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this 5 star post
     
  7. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Very good post 5 stars!
     
  8. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    great poem,
    god has blessed america, with the men and women who serve it in a military uniform. who's shown strength and compasionto those who threaten our way of life they are the reason you can sleep peacefully,they are the reason you don't have opression in our lands,they are the reason why there is the united states of america....



    thank you to the american soldier...
     
  9. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    GS-Rock, Great post. I served my basic training in the 1/19 field artillery, Fort Sill, OK. Vern
     
  10. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    5 Stars here also, great post !
     
  11. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    wow, great post!
     
  12. GS-Rock

    GS-Rock New Member

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    I also went though basic training at 1/19 b btry, still here
     
  13. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Very good, thanks for sharing.