Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bless our Troops in the Field


Recently I received this email from a friend and thought it an honor to pass it on. A young Marine wrote this poem and letter to his father a short time ago. In the letter to his dad the young Marine requested that his dad disseminate this poem to as many people back home as he possibly could.

So the least I could do is publish it for that Marine who’s out there doing the most for us. Defending the great country that we live in!

The Marine

We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way

I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,
I don't fuss, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people!
Who is doing your time.

I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.
Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won

Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert

Thank you Corporal Gilbert for standing in harms way for my freedom. You may never know how much it means to me.

Semper Fidelis  Marine

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