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Someone sent this poem to me - I don't have an author or source - but with
Veteran's Day coming up, I thought many of you might like to see this.

Toby Z


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>>>For those who served,
>>> >Freedom has a taste
>>> >That the Protected
>>> >Can never understand.......
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >The soldier 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, you soldier, how shall I deal with you?=A0 Have you=
>>> >turned the other cheek?=A0 To My Church have you been true?"
>>> >
>>> >The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
>>> >because those of us who carry guns can't always be a saint.
>>> >
>>> >I 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 just got 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 fears.
>>> >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 all around the throne where the saints had often=
>>> >the soldier waited quietly, for the judgment of his God.
>>> >
>>> >"Step forward now, you soldier, you've borne your burdens well,
>>> >Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets.=A0 You've done your time in Hell.=
>>> >

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