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"Which Side Are You On?"
5/25/2009 3:47:07 AM
It was 25-30 years ago when we bought a record from The Children's Bible Hour. It had some great stories on both sides. Between 2 of the stories was a patriotic poem about an old granny who stood up for her country with all she had. I wrote the whole thing down to keep, and still think about it occasionally, especially on a day like today, Memorial Day, 2009.

"WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?"

Come near, friends, and listen;  I'll tell you in rhyme
a story of something which happened one time.
There was war in the land, and each brave heart beat high,
and many went forth for their country to die;
But words fail to tell of the fear and dismay
which swept a small village one day
when the enemy's army marched into the street,
and their own valiant soldiers were forced to retreat!

Such hiding, surrendering, and trembling with fear!
When, what in the midst of it all should appear
but Grandmother Gregory, feeble and old,
coming out from her cottage, courageous and bold.
She faced the intruders who marched in the land,
shaking at them the cane she held in her hand!

"How foolish!"  her friends cried; provoked, it is true;
"Why, Grandmother, what did you think you could do?"
"I wanted to show them which side I was on!"  she said.

Now, dear friends, I've told this strange story to you
to remind you of something the weakest can do.
There is always a fight 'twixt the right and the wrong,
and the heat of the battle is borne by the strong.
But no matter how small or unfit for the field,
or how feeble or graceless the weapon you wield,
Oh, fail not -- until the last enemy's gone --
to stand up and show them which side YOU are on!

Author Unknown.....Children's Bible Hour



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