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A Hero and an Angel

These pictures can say way more than I can with mere words, so I'll let them tell the story. However, if you want to know more, you can go HERE and HERE to read about this Hero and his Angel.

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The Final Inspection
The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hopes his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, 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 have not.
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 cried 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 aroun,
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 Solder 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 Unknown~

Comments

  1. Awww! Trying to make me cry?? It makes me so sad that they go over there to fight for us and either die or come back broken.... I'm glad he has so much support and that he's adjusted to his new life.

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    1. It makes me feel horrible. They sacrifice sooooo much for us. :-(

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