Thursday, September 9, 2010

When a soldier meets GOD!

The soldier stood and faced his 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 streets are awfully tough. 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, Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."Dedicated To All That Serve... God Bless America!

"On September 7, 2010, 1-27IN Borzoi Company was attacked by an individual in an Iraqi Army uniform resulting in the loss of two of our soldiers and wounding 9 others. We all feel tremendous sympathy and regret for these losses, and we know you will keep the Families in your thoughts and Prayers." God Bless the Fallen & wounded Wolfhounds, their families are in my prayers as well as the men they left behind that they were serving with. We never know how short life can be and we need to remember not to take a moment for granite.
The loss of any Soldier is horrible but when its one that My husband works with in the same Company and Platoon it really hits home at how lucky we are right now. I can't imagine how Gabe and the other guys in B-co are feeling right now. We are only a little over two months into this and this is the 2nd attack on the company in less than a two week time spread.


1 comment:

Nene said...

What a beautiful poem! Please know my prayers are with all of the men and women fighting for our freedom. They are in harms way and I prayer every day that God will be with them!

Love, Nene