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After Romney's comment in last nights debate and Obama's Military cut proposials I thought this approate.

 

60 of you read "Eternal Peace" but nobody has guessed the author.

This one if from the same author, any guesses???

 

 

Valor

 

When all the hearts are opened

And all the secrets known

When guile and lies are banished

And subterfuge is gone

 

When God rolls up the curtain

And hidden truths appear

When the ghastly light of Judgement Day

Brings past and present near…

 

Then shall we know what once we knew

Before wealth dimmed our sight

That of all the sins, the blackest is

The pride which will not fight.

 

The meek and pious have a place

And necessary are,

But valor pales their puny rays

As does the sun a star.

 

What race of man since time began

Has ever yet remained

Who trusted not his own right hand

Or from brave deeds refrained?

 

Yet, despite the fact for ages known

And by all lands displayed

We still have those who prate of peace

And say that war is dead.

 

Yes, vandals rise who seek to snatch

The laurels from the brave

And dare defame heroic dead

Now filling hero graves

 

They speak of those who love,

Like Christ’s, exceeds the lust of life

As murderers slane to no avail

A useless sacrifice.

 

With infamy without a name

They mock our fighting youth

And dare decry great hearts who die

Battling for right and truth.

 

Woe to the land which, heading them,

Lets avarice gain the day

And trusting gold its rights to hold

Lets manly might decay.

 

Let us, while willing yet for peace,

Still keep out valor high

So when our time of battle comes

We shall not fear to die.

 

Make love of life and ease be less

Make love of country more

So shall our patriotism be

More than an empty roar.

 

For death is nothing,

Comfortless Valor is all in all

Base nations who depart from it

Shall sure and justly fall.

 

 

Bugs

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That would be ole Blood & Guts.

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Indeed it is. Not many have read his stuff. You sir impress me with your range of knowledge.

 

Bugs

 

I am a deep font of useless information. :lol:

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Thanks to those who served, sacrificed, and made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country....you are honored in this civilian's eyes!!

 

GG ~:FlagAm:

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

I've always liked Patton's poems...

 

Mainly... "Through a Glass, Darkly"... "Absolute War".... and "The Moon and The Dead"...

 

Lately... I like Kiplings verses... on warfare... or otherwise...

 

Been readin' his intense verses on man's interactions with man... or horses...

 

From... "Plain Tales From the Hills"...

THE CONVERSION OF AURELIAN

McGOGGIN

Ride with an idle whip, ride with an unused heel.

But, once in a way, there will come a day

When the colt must be taught to feel

The lash that falls, and the curb that galls, and the sting of the

rowelled steel.

~Life’s Handicap

 

I know, it sounds silly... but I happen to read alot... sometimes campfire chat goes downhill real fast... and readin' is the only cure.

 

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Stand back! I'm channeling! :unsure:

 

When you're drunken and poor on the old Saloon floor

And bottles says,"Pard, you best head for the door

Just crawl to the bar stool and order one more.

And pass out stone cold like a Cowboy.

 

Utah Kipling :lol:

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OK smarties try this one on for size

 

Truth, they say is stranger than fiction

Though personally I prefer friction

The long and the short

Of my favorite sport

Is trying to improve my...Diction

 

Bugs

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

OK smarties try this one on for size

 

Truth, they say is stranger than fiction

Though personally I prefer friction

The long and the short

Of my favorite sport

Is trying to improve my...Diction

 

Bugs

 

 

Get ya a Pos-T-Vac... they swear by it on them late-night TV commercials.

 

ts

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Written by one of my favorites... the author of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

 

The Hardship of Accounting

 

Never ask for money spent

Where the spender thinks it went.

Nobody was ever meant

To remember or invent

What he did with every cent.

 

~ Robert Frost

 

 

(I quote that poam to ever dang IRS Examiner that I come in contact with... and since I got alot of high-income taxpayers... I come into contact with a bunch of 'em... )

 

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OK smarties try this one on for size

 

Truth, they say is stranger than fiction

Though personally I prefer friction

The long and the short

Of my favorite sport

Is trying to improve my...Diction

 

Bugs

My gut tells me Ogden Nash.

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

Me actually

However I very much enjoy Ogden Nash and expect this reflects his influance.

 

 

I was gonna say Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)...

 

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