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January 24, 2013, 7:39 pmA Poem Worth Reading

Since vets have always held a special place in my heart I thought I'd post the following sent by a friend who is a veteran.

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A Poem Worth Reading

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Pass On The Patriotism! YOU can make a difference.
If you are proud of our Vets, then send this to them. You'll be glad you did.


A Veteran is someone who at one point, signed a blank check to the USA for an amount up to and including their life.

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October 27, 2011, 4:48 pmOccupy Oakland: Protesters take to streets of NYC in show of solidarity for Scott Olsen

Warning, graphic photos of former Marine shot in head by rubber bullet.

Why didn't they aim for lower body extremities?

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"Why did police officer fire gas canister into crowd trying to help injured Iraq veteran? Protesters take to the streets of New York and Oakland in solidarity after Marine was left in critical condition
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October 25, 2011, 2:56 pmEarthquake Meridian Migration October 19-24, 2011 - YouTube

 

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October 20, 2011, 9:06 am"The Tea Party Goes To OWS, Part 1 - 4 in [Market-Ticker]

The individual interviewed in these videos articulated grievances at the heart of the OWS movement ... and it's very different from what we're being lead to believe.

Highly worthwhile viewing.

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"The Tea Party Goes To OWS, Part 1 - 4 in [Market-Ticker]

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=196164

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October 20, 2011, 8:57 am"Raising CAIN? A Critical Look At Policy in [Market-Ticker]

A deeper analysis of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax proposal.

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"Raising CAIN? A Critical Look At Policy in [Market-Ticker]

Last Edited: October 20, 2011, 8:58 am

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