Spare a thought at this time of year

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by CAARPS, Nov 14, 2009.

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  1. Hey you guys, just come across this

    T'was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone
    In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.

    I had come down the chimney with presents to give
    And to see just who in this home did live.

    I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
    No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

    No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
    On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

    With medals and badges, awards of all kind
    A sober thought came through my mind.

    For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
    I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.

    I heard stories about them, I had to see more
    So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.

    And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
    Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.

    His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
    Not how I pictured a United States soldier.

    Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
    Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

    His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
    I soon understood this was more then a man.

    For I realized the families that I saw that night
    Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.

    Soon ‘round the world, the children would play,
    And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.

    They all enjoyed freedom each month of the day,
    Because of soldiers like this one lying here.

    I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone
    On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.

    Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
    I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

    The solder awakened and I heard a rough voice,
    “Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice;

    I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more,
    My life is my God, my country, my Corps.”

    With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
    I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.

    I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
    I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.

    So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
    And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.

    And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
    With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.

    And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
    And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.

    I didn’t want to leave him on that cold dark night,
    This guardian of honor so willing to fight.

    Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
    “Carry on Santa, it’s Christmas day, all is secure.”

    One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
    Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!

    Wow it is dusty in here tonight :cry:

    At this very spechul time of year, to show your support for all our brave guys & gals, heros each and every one of them, please pass on to 100 friends immediately
  2. Doesn't count, to early, you're not spacka enough.
  3. Whoever wrote that must be really gay.
  4. Bugger :wink:
  5. But seriously some old and bold do end up like this.can you help make a difference? Contact yr local SSAFA to see if they're collecting pressies for those they helped during the year. For some, it's the only one they get.
  6. Please choke on dead sperm, you cutter and paster of patronising, emotive, Yankee tripe.
  7. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Dam it's dusty in here*

    *My own fault for sitting in a grain warehouse on a laptop ho hum
  8. nope. Caarps you ain't c.u.n.t.y enough for this to be the official genuine post. sink the thread game still on MOFO
  9. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  10. Well, you caught a few CAARPS........waaaahhhhh
  11. Oh dear someone was tired :D
  12. "boots full of sand"?!?! Didn't this bugger clean them? Is he using them as a flower pot?
  13. No, just sexually frustrated. I lash out like that all the time, especially on the internet. Nothing personal. :wink:
  14. They end up in the American Army? Poor feckers.
  15. I didn't read any of that.