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06-12-2017, 04:42 PM
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It's christmas day all is secure

IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY ALL IS SECURE

t'was The Night Before Christmas, He Lived All Alone
In A One Bedroom House Made Of Plaster And Stone
I Had Come Down The Chimney With Presents To Give
And To See Just Who, In This Small 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 A Far Distant Land
With Medals And Badges, Awards Of All Kinds.
Then A Sober Thought Came Into My Mind
For This House Was Different, It Was Dark And Dreary,
t'was The Home Of A Soldier, Once I Could See Clearly
The Soldier Lay Sleeping, Silent, Alone
Curled Up On The Floor In This One Bedroom Home
The Face Was So Gentle, The Room In Disorder
Not How I Pictured A Lone 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 Saw This Night
Owed Their Lives To These Soldiers, Who Were Willing To Fight
And Soon Round 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 But Wonder, How Many 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, 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, Christmas Day Is Secure"
One Look At My Watch And I Knew He Was Right
"Merry Christmas My Friend - And To All A Good Night!"
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06-12-2017, 04:46 PM
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That is such a moving poem, JB .... and so true.
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06-12-2017, 05:02 PM
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That is such a moving poem, JB .... and so true.
Yes it is. Unfortunately, I didn't write it!
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06-12-2017, 05:08 PM
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Wow ... that was so poignant and sad. Not your usual Christmas offering.
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06-12-2017, 05:19 PM
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Wow ... that was so poignant and sad. Not your usual Christmas offering.
What IS my usual Christmas offering?
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06-12-2017, 05:29 PM
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I was speaking generally JBR .. but, as I thought your offering was so good I'll give you an early Christmas kiss
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06-12-2017, 07:00 PM
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I was speaking generally JBR .. but, as I thought your offering was so good I'll give you an early Christmas kiss
I was hoping for something a little more meaty.

Er... no, I didn't mean the kiss; I meant a more interesting explanation of what you see as my 'usual Christmas offering'.

Go on. Be honest, be forthright, even insulting! Go on. I'm interested and I promise I shall not be offended!

As the famous Scottish poet had it:
"Oh would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us."
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That was lovely JBR, made me tear up TBH.
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Brought a tear to my eyes.
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That was lovely JBR, made me tear up TBH.
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