I don't there is much sadder, The Final Inspection

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  1. Jason

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    I have no words for this right now... JMJ
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    The Final Inspection

    The Marine 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, O' Devil-Dog,
    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,
    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 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 'round the throne
    Where saints had often trod
    As the Marine awaited quietly,
    The judgment of his God,​

    Step forward now, My Fine Marine,
    You've borne your burdens well,​

    Walk your post on Heaven's streets,​

    You've served your time in hell.​
     


  2. TxEMTP69

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    wow
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

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    Speechless!!!! Amen!!!
     
  4. Big country

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    Speechless is correct.
     
  5. navyguy

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    Very well done.
     
  6. 308nato

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    WOW also.:patriot:
     
  7. Jason

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    I even forgot the word think in the title...
     
  8. Wedge

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    Awesome!!!
     
  9. APatriot

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    Agree....

    I have had it in picture frames hanging in my office at work for two years.

     
  10. hkusp1

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    really good, teared up a little.
     

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