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Trev Dog

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MERRY CHRISTMAS
« on: December 24, 2013, 08:41:01 PM »
Hope everyone is getting caught up in the Joy of family, and friends over the Holidays. It's a time of reflection and I wanted to share a poem very close to my heart.

                                           CHRISTMAS IN A FAR AWAY LAND

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED A ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND SEE IN THIS HOME WHO DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL KINDS, A SOMBER THOUGHT CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS DARK AND DREARY, I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING, SILENT, ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THIE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER, NOT HOW I PICTURED A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO OF WHOM I'D JUST READ? CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES I SAW THIS NIGHT, OWED THIERLIVES TOTHESE SOLDIERS WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON AROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED MY KNEES AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE SAY " SANTA DON'T CRY THIS LIFE IS MY CHOISE".

" I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON'T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS".

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDNT CONTROL IT AS I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I WEPT FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL, AND WE BOTH SHIVERED FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE ON THAT COLD DARK NIGHT, THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, WITH A VOISE SOFT AND PURE, WISPERED "CARRY ON SANTA IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE".

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH AND I KNEW HE WASW RIGHT, " MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT".

this poem was written by a Marine war veteran, I hope you enjoyed it.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE WHO READ AND SHARE IN THIS FORUM!
and my Christmas wish is for all these young men and women to retun home safely, and be given a chance to live the American dream they have protected.

A Christmas carol by john lennon


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oXaLu7bvke8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DoXaLu7bvke8
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 09:34:30 PM by Little Hardrock »

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 09:55:12 PM »
Thank's Carol for helping a computor dummy!  :clap:  :clap:

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 05:33:07 AM »
Merry Christmas All!
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 06:53:46 AM »
merry christmas everyone!    hugs all around today:)

and a special merry to playing menace,,,,  congrats on your sons engagement!  we will have a new creeker by marriage now!

and you are very welcome trev,,, thank you for picking something i could actually help with!  :)
« Last Edit: December 25, 2013, 06:56:07 AM by Little Hardrock »
Hardrock, may his spirit live on in all of us.....

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 07:21:45 AM »
Great poem TD. Merry Christmas to all.........
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 07:31:14 AM »
Thanks Trev Dog!  A poem that touched my heart.  Merry Christmas to everyone!
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 11:26:41 AM »
To all a very Merry Christmas.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 04:50:25 PM »
...and a happy new year to all!
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 06:39:10 PM »
Merry Christmas !!
Hope everyone has a new year filled with :camping:  :fishing3:  :hiking2: and  :pie2:
gone fishn, hope to be catchn soon !