A Christmas poem (Holy Smokes friendly)

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  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    T'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 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 United States Soldier.

    Was This The Hero Of Whom I'd Just Read?
    Curled Up On A Poncho, The Floor For A Bed?
    I Realized 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 Grownups Would Celebrate
    A Bright Christmas Day.

    They All Enjoyed Freedom
    Each Month Of The Year,
    Because Of The Soldiers,
    Like The One Lying Here.

    I Couldn't Help Wonder
    How Many Lay Alone,
    On A Cold Christmas Eve
    In A Land Far From Home.

    The Very Thought
    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 Soon Drifted To Sleep,
    I Couldn't Control It,
    I Continued To Weep.

    I Kept Watch For Hours,
    So Silent And Still
    And We Both Shivered
    From The Cold Night's Chill.

    I Didn't Want To Leave
    On That Cold, Dark, Night,
    This Guardian Of Honor
    So Willing To Fight.

    Then The Soldier Rolled Over,
    With A Voice Soft And Pure,
    Whispered, "carry On Santa,
    It's 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."
     
  2. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

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    God, please be with our Keepers of the Peace, wherever they may be.
    :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :amen: :amen: :amen: :amen:
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Excellent post to this poem.


    Great poem thanks for sharing.:usa:
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Great poem...:usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    awsome:usa: :usa: :usa: :usa:
     
  6. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Great Poem.....:usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: