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Friday, November 09, 2012

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~

Thinking of all the soldiers
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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/12/2012 8:26AM

  Very touching. Thank you.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/9/2012 10:51PM

  Beautiful........... emoticon Caz.

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MEADSBAY 11/9/2012 3:32PM

    Tears...
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CATLADY52 11/9/2012 2:18PM

    Very touching. emoticon

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KSCRAP363 11/9/2012 2:11PM

    Beautiful!!!

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_RAMONA 11/9/2012 10:13AM

    THANK YOU, Caz... this means a lot, and is much appreciated!

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IMIN2GENES 11/9/2012 10:13AM

    That was wonderful Caz! Thanks so much for sharing it.
Chris


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JOYINKY 11/9/2012 9:13AM

    God Bless Them All!!

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NEWMOM20121 11/9/2012 9:11AM

    that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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SENATOR9 11/9/2012 9:07AM

    Lest we forget. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/9/2012 8:50AM

    Thank you. That's all I'm capable of typing thru my tears thinking of my DS -- in the Army -- far from home.

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LOVESLIFE48 11/9/2012 7:55AM

    That was beautiful!!! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 11/9/2012 7:31AM

    Thanks Caz, so very true and I too like the title!


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SHAWFAN 11/9/2012 7:24AM

    Thank you!

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GABY1948 11/9/2012 6:53AM

    This is GREAT, ikkle! I love the title the BEST! HUGS

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IMEMINE1 11/9/2012 5:18AM

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DFROMTX 11/9/2012 4:29AM

    God Bless Our Soldiers!!

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DEELB1 11/9/2012 3:51AM

  The poetry sent a cold chill up my spine! emoticon I have NEVER read a better tribute!

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ARTJAC 11/9/2012 3:43AM

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WIGIME 11/9/2012 3:16AM

    Beautiful Caz, simply beautiful.

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SPEEDY143 11/9/2012 3:12AM

    "Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell." I believe this to be true and am humbled at the selfless acts of all our military personnel. God bless each and every one of them emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 11/9/2012 3:04AM

    Very moving. I'm blubbing here!!! I expect most of us know a military person.
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SUSIEPH1 11/9/2012 3:00AM

    Just wonderful Caz and so true ..
Thank you so much for posting !!
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