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  1. #451
    Duckmeister teddy's Avatar
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    The soldier 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, 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 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 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 judgement 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~

    With Remembrance day almost upon us I thought I would pass this on. Hope you enjoy it


  2. #452
    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    That is a beautiful poem Teddy, thank you.


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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    A poem for everyone’s Grandpa

    The computer swallowed grandpa.

    Yes, honestly it’s true!

    He pressed 'control and 'enter'

    And disappeared from view.

    It devoured him completely;

    The thought just makes me squirm.

    He must have caught a virus

    Or been eaten by a worm.

    I've searched through the recycle bin

    And files of every kind;

    I've even used the Internet,

    But nothing did I find.

    In desperation, I asked Jeeves

    My searches to refine.

    The reply from him was negative,

    Not a thing was found 'online.'

    So, if inside your 'Inbox,'

    My Grandpa you should see,

    Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' him

    And send him back to me.

  4. #454
    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Happily Addicted to the Web

    (to the tune of "Winter Wonderland")

    Doorbell rings, I'm not list'nin',

    From my mouth, drool is glist'nin',

    I'm happy--although

    My boss let me go--

    Happily addicted to the Web.

    All night long, I sit clicking,

    Unaware time is ticking,

    There's beard on my cheek,

    Same clothes for a week,

    Happily addicted to the Web.

    Friends come by; they shake me,

    Saying, "Yo, man!

    Don't you know tonight's the senior prom?"

    With a listless shrug, I mutter, "No, man;

    I just discovered letterman-dot-com!"

    I don't phone, don't send faxes,

    Don't go out, don't pay taxes,

    Who cares if someday

    They drag me away?

    I'm happily addicted to the Web!

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    I don't know who wrote this.

    Colin the Cumberland sausage
    was as happy as a pig in mud.
    Today the master butcher made him
    for the table of Mr Wood.

    So full of beans was Colin
    he was nearly bursting from his skin,
    until the butcher wrapped him in paper
    for the errand boy to deliver him.

    Colin the Cumberland sausage
    was delivered the very same day
    to Publican Wood at the Barley Mow pub
    who would cook him in the usual way.

    Colin was laid out on the table
    ready to go in the pan,
    but Wuffer the dog entered the kitchen
    and took Colin in his mouth and ran.

    Now nobody knows what became of Colin
    we assume he was eaten by the dog,
    but don’t be surprised to see his brother
    on the table of the Barley Mow pub.

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    It is Spring and time for another poem.

    Spring Song by Robert Louis Stevenson

    THE air was full of sun and birds,
    The fresh air sparkled clearly.
    Remembrance wakened in my heart
    And I knew I loved her dearly.

    The fallows and the leafless trees
    And all my spirit tingled.
    My earliest thought of love, and Spring's
    First puff of perfume mingled.

    In my still heart the thoughts awoke,
    Came lone by lone together -
    Say, birds and Sun and Spring, is Love
    A mere affair of weather?
    Last edited by marval; Apr-25-2013 at 19:05.

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