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Never far from our thoughts.....

March 15 2007 at 10:06 AM
Kevin P. Robinson  (no login)
from IP address 71.106.161.97

 
Hello,

I am the youngest son of MGunz.

I knew immediately when I read this that I had to post this here for all of you.

Semper Fi!


THE FINAL
>> INSPECTION
>>
>>
>>
>> The Marine 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, Marine,
>>
>> 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,
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>> When the bills got just too steep.
>>
>>
>> And I never passed a cry for help,
>>
>> Though at times I shook with fear.
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>> And sometimes, God, forgive me,
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>> 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,
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>> Where the saints had often trod.
>>
>> As the Marine waited quietly,
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>> For the judgment of his God.
>>
>> "Step forward now, you Marine,
>>
>> You've borne your burdens well.
>>
>> Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
>>
>> You've done your time in Hell."

 
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