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Baja Bernie
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[*] posted on 12-19-2006 at 05:53 PM
Ensenada.....................a poem


I met a young man
The other night
A Marine

Could he be
Your son
Or a young nephew

He caught my eye
Stared hard and straight
Directly at me

He grabbed my hand
Sir! I have a need
To talk to you

As we walked
Out upon the pier
Words came quickly

In a rush
A tight smile played
But never reached his eyes

I held his hard hand
A tear dropped
upon his cheek

Leaning on the rail
He stared out to sea
A sob

Full throttled
Broke into his
Words

He talked
And cried
Until he calmed

I took his hand
In mine
And said

Sir! Thank you
For what you do
For me and mine

We took a huge, deep sigh
Squared our shoulders
And departed

Will I tell you
What he said
Absolutely not!

I will tell you
That he fought
For me and mine

For our Country….
Could he be a brother, a son
A nephew of yours

Semper Fi


By Bernie Swaim
December 12, 2006




My smidgen of a claim to fame is that I have had so many really good friends. By Bernie Swaim December 2007
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[*] posted on 12-19-2006 at 06:08 PM


I knew a nice guy who posted something close to this the other night. Unfortunatly, it was poluted by somebody who didn't appreciate it as much as I did.
I hope this one stays.
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[*] posted on 12-19-2006 at 06:10 PM


ah, we were soldiers once!



\"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men\" Plato
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[*] posted on 12-20-2006 at 05:39 PM
Dennis


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My smidgen of a claim to fame is that I have had so many really good friends. By Bernie Swaim December 2007
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