T'was the night afore Christmas
And all the lights were dim
But I was that ratarrsed
I did not see him.
In your own time carry on
Do you mean this?
Do you mean this?
T'was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone in a one bedroom house, made of plaster and 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 mantle, just boots filled with sand; on the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, a sober thought came through my mind.
For this house was different, it was dark and dreary. I found the home of a soldier, at once I could see clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping; silent, alone, curled up on the floor, in this one bedroom home. Not how I pictured a US soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I'd just read, curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?
I realized the families that I saw this night, owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.
Soon 'round the world, the children would play and grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas Day.
They all enjoyed freedom, each month of the year, because of the soldiers like the one lying here.
I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone on a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
The very thought brought a tear to my eye; I dropped to my knees and started to cry.
The soldier 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."
Are you getting your Bugsys mixed up?At this time of year, we should remember the alcohol dependent, many of whom will spend Christmas day alone apart from a large container of industrial cleaner, and thinking of happy times, such as meeting @BugsyIV, being unimpressed with the refreshments at Alcoholics Anonymous, or when they had a three for two deal on Special Brew:...
....and posting shit like Robme or MacRaven, amongst many other deliverers of drivel...
Are you getting your Bugsys mixed up?