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A Marine to the end.

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    The Last Inspection

    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 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 an unmanly tear

    I know I don't deserve a place, among the people here.
    They never wanted me around, except to calm their fear.
    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, you've borne your burdens well.
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell

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    That is an absolutely beautiful poem...thank you for bringing it forward. Goodness knows how many times I've saved and lost that one. I will copy it off you this time and will not lose it again.

    Anyway, welcome to this forum...with open arms, from Missouri.
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