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what is the title of this poem?

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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ladies i need your help there is a soldiers poem out there somewhere and i dont know what its called but my dh read it once and said he wanted to find it print it and frame it for the house and i know like one of the last lines is something about you've already done your time in hell please tell me the name of it if you know what i am talking about

            




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valkay
by Member on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM

When you Google those words several come up.  One is about the Marines 

mommam58122
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM

 if possible im looking for one about the army if that helps

            




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valkay
by Member on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM

The name of the one is the drifter maybe when he read it someone had changed Marines to Army. 

Google the lines and you then maybe you can find what you are looking for. 

valkay
by Member on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM

 

The Marine 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 Marine,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The Marine 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 Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.



"Step forward now, you Marine,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


Sempers,

Roger
__________________
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
1961-1977
valkay
by Member on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Is this it?? 

taramd3
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Whats in the poem?  There are alot of poems out there about the military... do you remember kind of what was in it?

taramd3
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

dont know if this will help you or not but here are a bunch of poems.. maybe its in there somewhere.. if you find it i would like to know which one it is!!

http://www.scrapbook.com/poems/cat/27.html

fairymom2316
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I think this is the one she's talkinga about, I got chills the first time I read it....

Quoting valkay:

 

The Marine 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 Marine,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The Marine 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 Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.



"Step forward now, you Marine,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


Sempers,

Roger
__________________
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
1961-1977


mommam58122
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:21 AM

yes ty

Quoting valkay:

Is this it?? 


            




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mommam58122
by on Dec. 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM

ty ladies i  found it and just so you know its titled the final inspection 

            




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