Remembrance Sunday – Lest We Forget

The Final Inspection
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 foward now you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek,
And 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 saints
“I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough
And sometimes I’ve been violent
Because the streets were awfully rough”
But I never took a penny,
That was’nt mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got to steep,
And I never passed a cry for help
Although, at times I shook with fear
And sometimes, God forgive
I’ve wept unmanly tears
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here
That never wanted me around
Except to calm there fears
If you have a place for me here O’ Lord
It needn’t be so grand
I’ve never expected, or had so much
But if you don’t I’ll understand”
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the Saints had often trod
As this soldier waited quietly
For the judgment from his God
“Step foward now you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell”
Author Unknown
Lance Corporal Dale Hopkins
28th September 1985 – 6th August 2009
We will remember you and all the other brave men and women who have lost their lives serving and protecting us.
Also,those who survived and have been left with the physical and mental scars of war and their families and friends who are left behind.

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One thought on “Remembrance Sunday – Lest We Forget

  1. helen says:

    thank you so much for stopping and for your lovely comment! i am so jealous you are already finishing the 3rd season of downton! it is also so cool to know that it is historically accurate via your background as a historian! have a lovely weekend 🙂

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