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SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS POEM
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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMMEY
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,
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,
HE 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 COULD’NT HELP WONDER
"I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace."
Thomas Payne, Revolutionist
Deck of Cards
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars,
and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard.
The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest
day of the week. As he was sitting there, he got out
an old deck of cards and laid them out across his
Just then an army sergeant came in and said,
"Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?"
The soldier replied, "I thought I would stay
behind and spend some time with the Lord."
The sergeant said, "Looks to me like you're
going to play cards."
The soldier said, "No, sir. You see, since we
are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual
books in this country, I've decided to talk to the
Lord by studying this deck of cards."
The sergeant asked in disbelief, "How will you
"You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that
there is only one God.
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible,
Old and New Testaments.
The Three represents the Father, Son, and the
The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John.
The Five is for the five virgins that were ten
but only five of them were glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took God to
create the Heavens and Earth.
The Seven is for the day God rested after making
The Eight is for the family of Noah and his
wife, their three sons and their wives - the eight
people God spared from the flood that destroyed the
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed
of leprosy He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God
handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's
first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for
his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of
The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.
The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of
When I count the dots on all the cards, I come
up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.
There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a
week - 52 weeks in a year. The four suits represent
the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards - there are exactly
thirteen weeks in a quarter. So when I want to
talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old
deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have
to be thankful for."
The sergeant just stood there. After a minute,
with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he
said, "Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?"
Please let this be a reminder and take time to
pray for all of our soldiers who are being sent
away, putting their lives on the line fighting for
Prayer for the Military
Please keep the wheel rolling. It will only
take a few seconds of your time, but it'll be worth
it to read on....
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless
acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask
this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
I wasn't upset about the black cat crossing my path this morning but mouthing "your fu@#ed" as he passed was just rude.
If Guns kill people mine are all defective
A soldier overseas and at war
In his bunkhouse sat all alone
He was spending time with the Lord
As with but some cards He was shown
The soldier knew it was a Sunday
The holiest day of the week
It was not like any other day
As the gunfire had become weak
With his cards displayed about
A Sergeant came and looked on in wonder
And asked what he was doing with them out
What was said, gave him much to ponder...
"I am spending time with the Lord," He said
"In the only way I am allowed
As I cannot have a Bible, the wine, or bread
Through this deck, I have been endowed"
The sergeant asked in disbelief
"How do you do that? Can I see?"
"You see the Ace, there is one God
Two the Son, Three the Holy Ghost within me"
"Four for the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Five for the virgins who were prepared
Six and seven for the creation to rest upon
Eight for Noah's family as the rains scared"
"Nine for the lepers that Jesus cleansed
Ten for the commandments, God's gift to us
The Jack for the Spirit of which I sense
The Queen of hearts, the Earth in trust"
"The Joker well, I threw him out
For living well is really tough
And of Satan, I can do without
Being in this war is so rough"
"Last of all is the King- that's me
Of royal blood, I am of worth
With potential great I can be
Given mercy unto rebirth"
"I count the dots so meek and small
There is one for each day of the year<
God be with our servicemen, till they can be home with us again.
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Location: Benton, Pa
A thought for a day by Tony Blair:
In case we find ourselves starting to beleive all the anti-American sentiment and negativity,we should ask ourselves,this simple question"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ,and how many want out?"
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
2-The American GI
One died for your soul,the other for your Freedom..........
Pearls of Wisdom are Heard not Spoken
Son of Ed
Tell that to Obama and Mrs Obama who ain't proud of America yet, because they're LEFTIES and they know better! They went to Ivy League schools and they know all about me!! Isn't that amazing!!?
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