Age considers everyone!

Of course, if we are to live!

I survived W.W. II and gave

Everything I had to give!



Beard grew long and, oh yes, red!

Near red, auburn, I guess.

Peace-time remembered Captain said,

“The beard goes!”  Sure, I said, “Yes.”



Six months of leading patrol

And will I ever forget?

Smell of dead bodies, though walking fast!

Sure, memories linger yet!



“Stay back!”  I ordered, “Booby trap!”

And did I tell all one night.

That I would live to preach again,

After this stinking fight!



That is when I heard, Sky Pilot, Preach, and

Padre!  One Mexican called,

Reverend then but I shook my head as

We staggered and crawled!



Do not think I will feel reverend again

Now or when peace ever sheds,

Unholy thoughts, does God forgive?

Though your sins be as lead…



Dragging you downward, down to the pit

Thief cried out, “Remember me!”

“This day in Paradise…”  When I get there

Both of them, I will see!



By God’s Grace, oh, yes!  His Grace alone!

What then can we expect?

Into His hands, nail prints there!

Heaven, I will collect!



Can any imagine that loving heart,

“Father, forgive them

They know not what they are doing!”  But

You know that He died for you!



Yes, He knew pain, considered ours,

So then, I go to prepare

A place where no pain is ever known

Like, that we once shared.



No pain, ever!  Cannot imagine

Relief!  Except peace!

And joy that passes all understanding!

At the Soul’s release!



The Sam  05.27.12

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