The Marine

C/2nd Lt Robot

Active member
Not sure where i should put this so its here
(note i was not the one who wrote it)

Greetings From Chris...., ex US Marine's
and may that all our troops come home soon
to all the Nation that are there, that they all get home safe soon

As we approach Memorial Day; LET"S all remember all our service personnel!

This is a poem being sent from a Marine. For those who read it, his
letter is at the bottom of this page to his dad. It makes you be truly
thankful for all of our troops.

We all came together,
Both young and old.
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.
In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.
Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way.
I give you the right
To talk of your peace,
To stand in your groups,
And protest in our streets.
But still I fight on.
I don't *****, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the men
Who is doing your time.
I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine,
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!
So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you
With the protests they've shown.
Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young,
So they all may have,
The great freedom you've won.
Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor.
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.
But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom
You'll stand when the fight's done.
MARCH 23, 2003

Do me a favor and label this "THE MARINE" and send it to everybody on
your distribution list. Even leave this paragraph in it. I want this
rolling all over the U.S. I want every home reading it. Every eye to
see it. And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this out for
me? I would but I am sorta on the USS SAIPAN and my e-mail time isn't
that long.

You know what Dad, I wondered what it would be like to truly understand
what JFK said in his inaugural speech, "When the time comes to lay down
my life for my country, I do not cower from this responsibility, I
welcome it."

Well, now I know. And I do, Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I
do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss the
birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight for
the place that God has made for my home.

I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be there when my
wife has our child, but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing, I
will be coming home soon.

ah dude, thats cruel, you got me thinkin that im not the only poet on this cold, harsh, planet with epitaph of "earth" :cry: :lol: