A Soldier's Reward

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HunterAlpha1, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
    The soldier stood and faced his 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 rough,
    And sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough.
    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, for 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,
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
    You've done your time in Hell."
     
  2. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    did you write that? it's pretty good
     

  3. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Nice tribute!
     
  4. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Iowa
    Very good Hunter, thanks!
     
  5. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    880
    Dec 25, 2009
    TN
    Thats great love it.
     
  6. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

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    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Very touching. Nice tribute.
     
  8. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
    nope, got it off a friends facebook.
     
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