AGE – OLD

Age considers everyone!

Of course, if we are to live!

I survived W.W. II and gave

Everything I had to give!

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Beard grew long and, oh yes, red!

Near red, auburn, I guess.

Peace-time remembered Captain said,

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

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Six months of leading patrol

And will I ever forget?

Smell of dead bodies, though walking fast!

Sure, memories linger yet!

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

And did I tell all one night.

That I would live to preach again,

After this stinking fight!

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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!

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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…

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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!

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

What then can we expect?

Into His hands, nail prints there!

Heaven, I will collect!

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Can any imagine that loving heart,

“Father, forgive them

They know not what they are doing!”  But

You know that He died for you!

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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.

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No pain, ever!  Cannot imagine

Relief!  Except peace!

And joy that passes all understanding!

At the Soul’s release!

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The Sam  05.27.12

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