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Soldier's Poem
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Alias    Posted 12-07-2004 at 11:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone sent this to me in an email. It may have been posted here before but just in case it wasn't or you missed it, I think it's worth reading.

> Subject: I Wish I Had Written This Poem!

>

> Eleven thousand soldiers

> lay beneath the dirt and stone,

> all buried on a distant land

> so far away from home.

>

> For just a strip of dismal beach

> they paid a hero's price,

> to save a foreign nation

> They all made the sacrifice.

> And now the shores of Normandy

> Are lined with blocks of white:

> Americans who didn't turn

> from someone else's plight.

>

> Eleven thousand reasons

> for the French to take our side,

> but in the moment of our need,

> they chose to run and hide.

> Chirac said every war means loss,

> perhaps for France that's true,

> for they've lost every battle

> since the days of Waterloo.

>

> Without a soldier worth a damn

> to be found within the region,

> the French became the only land

> to need a Foreign Legion.

>

> You French all say we're arrogant.

> Well hell, we've earned the right--

> We saved your sorry nation

> when you lacked the guts to fight.

>

> But now you've made a big mistake,

> and one that you'll regret;

> you took sides with our enemies,

> and that we won't forget.

>

> It wasn't just our citizens

> you spit on when you turned,

> but every one of yours

> who fell the day the towers burned.

>

> You spit upon our soldiers,

> on our pilots and Marines,

> and now you'll get a little sense

> of just what payback means.

>

> So keep your Paris fashions

> and your wine and your champagne,

> and find some other market

> that will buy your airplanes.

>

> And try to find somebody else

> to wear your French cologne,

> for you're about to find out

> what it means to stand alone.

>

> You see, you need us far more

> than we ever needed you.

> America has better friends

> who know how to be true.

>

> I'd rather stand with warriors

> who have the will and might,

> than huddle in the dark

> with those whose only flag is white.

>

> I'll take the Brits, the Aussies,

> the Israelis and the rest,

> for when it comes to valor

> we have seen that they're the best.

>

> We'll count on one another

> as we face a moment dire,

> while you sit on the sideline

> with a sign, "friendship for hire."

>

> We'll win this war without you

> and we'll total up the cost,

> and take it from your foreign aid,

> and then you'll feel the loss.

>

> And when your nation starts to fall,

> well Frenchie, you can spare us,

> just call the Germans for a hand,

> they know the way to Paris.


Clipper    Posted 12-07-2004 at 12:00:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great poem there Alias. Now if only we politicians with enough backbone to read it to the French!


Vic in kenefick    Posted 12-07-2004 at 12:30:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
i will be glad to shoot it over to them. Heck I bet 40 or 50 of them will surrender just while I am reading it to them.


Clipper    Posted 12-07-2004 at 12:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like the perfect e-mail to send to the French Embassy.....course that might cause em to go running into the street wavin white bed sheets and scroo up traffic. :^)


Alias    Posted 12-07-2004 at 15:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clipper, Vic, the best thing to do is hit them where it hurts by not buying their products. There has been a drastic reduction of things imported from France. Just keep the pressure on. Already they have started a PR program to butter us to the American Consumer.


Clipper    Posted 12-07-2004 at 17:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya. And it don't hurt to check the labels on everything ya buy too.They have seriously reduced the lettering size of "Made in France" !!!

Sneaky bustards..... :^)


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