A touching poem. I just had to reblog this post from last year. 🙂
This song and blog is dedicated to all my American soldiers who are fighting to protect our freedom here and overseas. Thank you to all who serve us here in the United States. I know you miss your family and loved ones during this special season. Merry Christmas to you and I hope you all make it safe back home for Christmas or as soon as you can.
A Soldier’s Silent Night
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND…
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