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    Default A poem for yall

    Remember!

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    twas the night before christmas,

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    he lived all alone,

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    in a one bedroom house made of

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    plaster and stone.

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    i had come down the chimney

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    with presents to give,

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    and to see just who

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    in this home did live.

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    i looked all about,

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    a strange sight i did see,

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    no tinsel, no presents,

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    not even a tree.

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    no stocking by mantle,

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    just boots filled with sand,

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    on the wall hung pictures

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    of far distant lands.

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    with medals and badges,

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    awards of all kinds,

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    a sober thought

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    came through my mind.

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    for this house was different,

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    it was dark and dreary,

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    i found the home of a soldier,

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    once i could see clearly.

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    the soldier lay sleeping,

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    silent, alone,

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    curled up on the floor

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    in this one bedroom home.

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    the face was so gentle,

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    the room in such disorder,

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    not how i pictured

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    a united states soldier.

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    was this the hero

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    of whom i'd just read?

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    curled up on a poncho,

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    the floor for a bed?

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    i realized the families

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    that i saw this night,

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    owed their lives to these soldiers

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    who were willing to fight.

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    soon round the world,

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    the children would play,

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    and grownups would celebrate

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    a bright christmas day.

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    they all enjoyed freedom

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    each month of the year,

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    because of the soldiers,

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    like the one lying here.

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    i couldn't help wonder

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    how many lay alone,

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    on a cold christmas eve

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    in a land far from home.

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    the very thought

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    brought a tear to my eye,

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    i dropped to my knees

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    and started to cry.

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    the soldier awakened

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    and i heard a rough voice,

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    "santa don't cry,

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    this life is my choice;

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    i fight for freedom,

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    i don't ask for more,

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    my life is my god,

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    my country, my corps."

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    the soldier rolled over

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    and drifted to sleep,

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    i couldn't control it,

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    i continued to weep.

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    i kept watch for hours,

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    so silent and still

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    and we both shivered

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    from the cold night's chill.

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    i didn't want to leave

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    on that cold, dark, night,

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    this guardian of honor

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    so willing to fight.

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    then the soldier rolled over,

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    with a voice soft and pure,

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    whispered, "carry on santa,

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    it's christmas day, all is secure."

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    one look at my watch,

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    and i knew he was right.

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    "merry christmas my friend,

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    and to all a good night
    Alcohol free since 8/8/1993
    My life is just a dream....

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