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PBNA-Boosher
07-23-2004, 08:29 PM
I have decided to post a small piece I have just written for him and for all of the people who have fought in the giant calamity we call the Second World War. he died about four years ago. I am not sure which squadron he served in during the war. All I know is that he served in both the Pacific and European theaters, won three purple hearts, and a Bronze Star. He was a radio operator on a B-17.


Let the blood fall from the heavens, let it cleanse the mighty tempers of those who hold power over war. Let them drown in it. Let the price of freedom be shown. Let it drip from the clouds as rain. Let it taint the rivers and lakes. For then people shall respect its greatness. For six years blood was shed. For six years boys fell.
Let their remains rise from the earth. Let it cover the land. Let the commoners smell the crack of a rifle. Let them smell the rotting of their own flesh. For when the stench of immediate death touches you, you too shall mourn. Not for yourself, but for those who have fallen before you, to preserve the rights that you have taken for granted. Do not bury their sacrifice so deep that it is to be forgotten.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

PBNA-Boosher
07-23-2004, 08:29 PM
I have decided to post a small piece I have just written for him and for all of the people who have fought in the giant calamity we call the Second World War. he died about four years ago. I am not sure which squadron he served in during the war. All I know is that he served in both the Pacific and European theaters, won three purple hearts, and a Bronze Star. He was a radio operator on a B-17.


Let the blood fall from the heavens, let it cleanse the mighty tempers of those who hold power over war. Let them drown in it. Let the price of freedom be shown. Let it drip from the clouds as rain. Let it taint the rivers and lakes. For then people shall respect its greatness. For six years blood was shed. For six years boys fell.
Let their remains rise from the earth. Let it cover the land. Let the commoners smell the crack of a rifle. Let them smell the rotting of their own flesh. For when the stench of immediate death touches you, you too shall mourn. Not for yourself, but for those who have fallen before you, to preserve the rights that you have taken for granted. Do not bury their sacrifice so deep that it is to be forgotten.

Boosher
_____________________________
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

necrobaron
07-23-2004, 09:32 PM
Eloquently said. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

heywooood
07-23-2004, 09:38 PM
Wow, Boosher.... nicely done.

"no one hates war more than the soldier"

reminds me of the "tumult in the clouds" poem from 'Memphis Belle' film...



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"Check your guns"

PBNA-Boosher
07-24-2004, 04:55 PM
Does anyone else have anything they wrote like this? I'd love to hear it.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

FW-Raptor
07-24-2004, 06:32 PM
Brilliant Poem and may i add nicly put.

I am sure your grand dad would be proud of you

p1ngu666
07-24-2004, 07:08 PM
nice boosher http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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THE_Bu11dog
07-26-2004, 07:22 PM
S! To your grandfather.

The Purple Heart
by
Richard H. Duckwell


Once upon a time when most of us had died
A soldier at the judgment seat applied
"Show Me", the stern one said,
"Some proof that you are choice among the dead.
Some saintly act; some holy skill or kindly art".
The soldier replied,
"Only this, Oh Magistrate, Oh King, Oh God;
My life's blood for my country stained the sod
For proof...I have this Purple Heart"
He gazed long at it, the King, all mankind's mentor
Then nodding, softly whispered..."ENTER"

Fliegeroffizier
07-26-2004, 07:46 PM
Here is something I once put together....I expanded upon a very short anonymously written poem of a verse or three...

It is intended for a certain time of the year reading, but also is intended to be timeless, in a sense...also non-specific in terms of nationality, etc...though admittedly and, as can be seen, not totally secular...

Anyway, here it is IF the link works..
http://members.cox.net/wasaf2004/WasItLongAgo.htm

Ak9779
07-26-2004, 08:06 PM
Amazing, Boosher. You have quite a lot of talent, it seems.

THE_Bu11dog
07-27-2004, 06:28 AM
Fliger
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Here is something I once put together....I expanded upon a very short anonymously written poem of a verse or three...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not quite accurate.. this is called A Marine Christmas
(Titled Merry Christmas, My Friend in Dec '91 Leatherneck Magazine; 2 years before Col Bruce Lovely, USAF, claims to have written it. The poem is by CPL. JAMES M. SCHMIDT (USMC)

here is the complere poem http://www.marineofficercandidate.com/a_marine_christmas.htm