ITS CHRISTMAS DAY ALL IS SECURE

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ITS CHRISTMAS DAY ALL IS SECURE

Dec 2017 05 09:15

Post by trout39843 » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 9:15am

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Dec 2017 05 09:15

ITS CHRISTMAS DAY ALL IS SECURE

IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HE LIVED ALL ALONE
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE
AND TO SEE JUST WHO, IN THIS HOME DID LIVE

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE
NO STOCKING BY THE MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES AWARDS OF ALL KINDS
A SOBER THOUGHT CAME THROUGH MY MIND

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT IT WAS DARK AND DREARY
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING SILENT, ALONE
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER
NOT HOW I PICTURED A LONE BRITISH SOLDIER
WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I'D JUST READ
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO THE FLOOR FOR A BED

I REALISED THE FAMILIES THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT
SOON ROUND THE WORLD THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY
AND GROWN-UPS WOULD CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY

THEY ALL ENJOY FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER HOW MANY ALONE
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME

THE VERY THOUGH BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES AND STARTED TO CRY
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE
'SANTA DON'T CRY THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON'T ASK FOR MORE
MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS'

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SAT AND SHIVERED FROM THE COLD NIGHTS CHILL
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD DARK NIGHT
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOUR SO WILLING TO FIGHT

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE
WHISPERED 'CARRY ON SANTA ITS CHRISTMAS DAY ALL IS SECURE'
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT'

THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN BY A PEACE KEEPING SOLDIER STATIONED OVERSEAS
"Life is tough, It's tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

Quando Omni Flunkus, Mortiti.

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Dec 2017 05 11:20

Post by Dennis The menace » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:20am

Post by Dennis The menace by Dennis The menace Dec 2017 05 11:20

What a thought provoking poem.
The original menace.

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Dec 2017 05 11:43

Post by EBJ » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:43am

Post by EBJ by EBJ Dec 2017 05 11:43

I have never read that one before Trout m8, thanks for posting and nothing more to say. [Like.png]
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Dec 2017 05 11:47

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:47am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Dec 2017 05 11:47

Thank you Brother, thought provoking. God bless all veterans on their own this Christmas who ever they fight for.
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Dec 2017 05 15:36

Post by Keyolder » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 3:36pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Dec 2017 05 15:36

Yes very thought provoking, brought a tear to my eye [Like.png]
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Dec 2017 05 16:57

Post by thecaretaker » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 4:57pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Dec 2017 05 16:57

What a poem. I thought it was going to have some kind of joke at the end. Very sad. [Cry.png]
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Dec 2017 05 17:31

Post by scrubadub » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 5:31pm

Post by scrubadub by scrubadub Dec 2017 05 17:31

wow brilliant, brought a tear to my eye.Thanks to all who keep us safe

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Dec 2017 06 17:38

Post by trout39843 » Wed, 6th Dec 2017, 5:38pm

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Dec 2017 06 17:38

I'm glad you all liked this. It was sent to me from a very good Army buddy of mine.
Have a safe holiday all.
"Life is tough, It's tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

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