Final Inspection

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  1. HotDesertMama

    HotDesertMama Just a girl

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    FINAL INSPECTION

    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 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."

    ~Author Unknown~
     
  2. rlbgfish173

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  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Nah, I'd rather be in Hell with all of the interesting people than living a boring *** afterlife in Heaven for eternity.
     
  4. CarlosDJackal

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    Way to ruin an otherwise touching thread. :steamed: I really feel a lot of pity for you and your sorry-assed and bitter life. ;Q
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Lighten up, Francis. There are plenty of soldiers I know would rather go to interesting places in the afterlife than to Heaven.
     
  6. Libertas

    Libertas Finally!

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    Yea, we all know Heaven is not all that appealing. ;Q

    Regards
     
  7. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    C'mon fnfalman, would you consider either changing your post or deleting it so the tone of the thread can get back to where it started?

    I'm sure then others who quoted you will edit their posts as well.

    Thanks,

    RussP

    :cool:
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The Vikings were rather fond of Valhalla. That's a joint I wouldn't mind checking out.