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Twas the night before christmas

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  1. dvus1

    dvus1 Senior Member

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    my friend station in jacobabad, pakistan e-mailed this to me :ph34r:

    'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
    THEY 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 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,"

    This poem was written by a Marine stationed in Okinawa Japan
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    amen to that shit. Keep the soldiers that are fighting for our freedom in your hearts and prayers this holiday season.
     
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    sloazcrx Senior Member

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    Nice.....Couldn't have been said any better!!!!!
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    That song brought a tear to my eye, and a warm feeling inside my once empty chest, everyone I am a US MARINE Recruit. I will be fighting for your rights, I will be fighting for my rights, my girlfriends rights and the rights of my enemies. Why do so, becuase I want the American dream. I want the rest of my life to start. Hoo Rah. I love you Melissa.
     
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    sloazcrx Senior Member

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    WTF...that's my gf's name....... :ph34r: :ph34r:
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    No F-you sloaz.. that's my girlfriend... haa haa. Is your name Brian too?
     
  7. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    That's a very good poem.
     
  8. Slo86GT

    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Didn't B post this a week or two ago?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I want to say Wykedsniper did, but it may have been B. Anyway, it's still nice.
     
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    dvus1 Senior Member

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    thanks guys....
     
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    sweet, i liked it!!!
     
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    :werd:

    cant thank guys like you enough

    without our soldiers, we aint shit.
     
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