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    Default A soldiers poem

    Written by a serving soldier:

    T'was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone
    in a one-bedroomed 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'd found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly
    the soldier lay sleeping silent alone
    curled up on the floor in this one-bedroomed home

    his face was so gentle, the room in such disorder
    not how I pictured a lone British soldier.
    Was this the hero of whom I'd just read
    curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?

    I realised the families that I'd seen this night
    owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight
    soon around the world the children would play
    and grown-ups would celebrate a bright Christmas day

    They all enjoy freedom each month of the year
    because of the soldiers, like the one lying here
    I couldn't help wonder how many more were 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.'

    The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep
    I couldn't control it, I continued to weep
    I kept watch for hours so silent and still
    and we both sat and shivered from the cold nights chill
    I didn't want to leave on that cold dark night
    this guardian of honour so willing to fight

    Then the soldier rolled over with a voice soft and pure
    whispered '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'

    This poem was written by a peace keeping soldier stationed overseas. The following is his request:

    Please would you do me the kind favour of getting this read by as many people as you can. Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our British service men and women for our being able to celebrate the festivities.

    If this is his only christmas wish then i want to do what i can to grant it!!! Don't you?!?!?

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    Goes right through me that does , well done putting it up and makes me thankful I'm at home for Christmas.

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    Blimey' 'tis a sobering poem indeed!

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    Nice one mate, true words.

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    I read it and it did make me think about all the service men&women away from their families this Christmas.
    I think sometimes we forget about all the crap going on in the world that the british services are involved in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    I think sometimes we forget about all the CRAP going on in the world that the british services are involved in.
    Thats exactly what it is mate, really hate why we are there.

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    I think of them all the time tbh.

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    never a truer word spoken.
    British Armed Forces, a credit to us all in a world gone mad!

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    Read this a while ago - it brought tears to my eyes then and has done again today. Kinda puts our own little lives into persective, doesn't it?

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    That's well...... Lost for words, Wow.

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