Soldier's Poem

Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:40 pm

This was sent to me, please pass it on.

This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad. For those who take
the time to read it, you'll see a letter from him to his Dad at the
bottom. It makes you truly be thankful for not only the Marines, but
ALL of our troops. It's beautiful.

By Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine, USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF

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 bitch, 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,

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.

March 23, 2003

Hey Dad!
Do me a favor and label this "The Marine" and send it to
everybody on your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this
rolling all over the U.S. I want every home reading it. Every eye
seeing it.
And every heart to feel it.. So can you please send this for me? I
would but my email time isn't that long and I don't have much time
anyway. You know what Dad? I wondered what it would be like to truly
understand what JFK said in his inaugural speech. "When the time comes
to lay down my life for my country, I do not cower from this
responsibility. I welcome it."

Well, now I know. And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity
to do what I do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I
will miss the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times
over to fight for the place that God has made for my home.

I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be
there when Sandi has our baby, but tell her that I love her, and Lord
willing, I will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me
and give one to yourself too.


If this touched you at all, please forward it on. All gave some.
Some gave all. . . . Bless our American military men and women! Keep

Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:02 am

OUTSTANDING !!!!!! It WILL be forwarded

God Bless Arron and his wife and their soon to be newborn.

John Niekamp

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:11 am

I didn't make it clear in the original, but this was not my son, it was forwarded to my by another individual and I wanted to pass it on.