THE FINAL INSPECTION




 
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October 16th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 

Topic: THE FINAL INSPECTION


(c) Peter A. Hornbach

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: (c) Peter A. Hornbach




It's the Soldier, not the reporter
who has given us the freedom of the press.

It's the Soldier, not the poet,
who has given us the freedom of speech.

It's the Soldier, not the politicians
that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness.

It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag.



If you care to offer the smallest token of
recognition and appreciation for the Military,
please pass this on and pray for our men and women
who have served and are currently serving our country
and pray for those who have given the ultimate
sacrifice for freedom
October 16th, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
It's a very good post, but it doesn't belong here though.
October 17th, 2005  
Navy Boy
 
 
I knew it somebody might say that, I really didn't know where to put it,
I was thinking of puting it on the Other jokes and humor stuff forum ,but
it had sort of a way to deal with the military so I put it on this forum which
seemed right for it.
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November 16th, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
well done on the post. everytime i see one of the little goth atheist antiamerican kids walking around my high school and talking bad about U.S. and how they have no rights, and protesting war i tell them everything they have was earned in blood.
August 14th, 2006  
istealfreefood
 
 
yeah, i hate those antiamerican idiots. imagine if they went around talking bad about the government if they were someone like the Soviet Union or Nazi Germnay or Castros Cuba. They'd be screwed over. At times I wish we could just ship them all somewhere like that. But we are the United States of America, we fought for that freedom for them to talk bad about the country they live in.

I have heard an extra line on It Is The Soldier. it was "And who lets the protestor burn the flag"
August 14th, 2006  
Sevens
 
 
Very awesome, Navy Boy!!
August 15th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
I moved it to Military Discussions. It'll get more readers there.
August 15th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Do you mind if we plagerize this and send it out to others?

Good Job BTW.
August 16th, 2006  
deerslayer
 
 
I wrote something very similar entitled "Showcase". When I get around to rewriting it (I lost the only copy), I'll share it with you.
August 19th, 2006  
ASTRALdragon
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by istealfreefood
yeah, i hate those antiamerican idiots. imagine if they went around talking bad about the government if they were someone like the Soviet Union or Nazi Germnay or Castros Cuba. They'd be screwed over. At times I wish we could just ship them all somewhere like that. But we are the United States of America, we fought for that freedom for them to talk bad about the country they live in.

I have heard an extra line on It Is The Soldier. it was "And who lets the protestor burn the flag"
It seems to be the "cool thing" these days to bash America. If you're at a party and your jokes fail, make an anti-American crack and the crowd will love you.