A Soldier Reports To God
by The Phantom
Thursday, August 21, 2003
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I wrote this poem back in honor of my Grandfather who passed on, he was a vet of WWII and Korea.
The soldier stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining just as bright as his brass,
" Step forward now you soldier, how should I deal with you?"
" Have you always turned the other cheek, to my church have you been true ?"
The soldier squard his shoulders and said," No Lord I guess I ain't,"
Cause those of us that carry guns can't always be saint,
But I never took a penny that wasn't my to keep,
Though I worked alot of overtime when the bills got to steep,
I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear,
And Lord forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears,
Lord I know I don't deserve a place among the people here,
They never wanted me around, except to calm their fear,
Lord if you a place for me here it needn't be so grand,
I never wanted or expected much, if you don't I understand,
" Step forward now you soldier, you have borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on heaven's streets, you have done your time in hell."
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|Reviewed by Sophia Choudhury
|Dear Phantom------off course he is in heaven----where else can he be????|
|Reviewed by Jeramy Belt (Reader)
|I also saw it in a news letter in Iraq. Good poem tho and the person who wrote it in there didnt claim it as his own.|
|Reviewed by B Thomas Daniels
|I really love this poem, have since I first saw it several years ago.|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was so powerful Matt, very beautiful, this was always one of my faves,