French Poem Very Good!

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  1. Jeremy_C

    Jeremy_C 1/2 ton status

    Mar 26, 2002
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    East TN
    A French 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 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

    Jun 2, 2001
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    Keizer, Or

    and [ QUOTE ]
    And now the shores of Normandy
    are lined with blocks of white:
    Americans who didn't turn
    from someone else's plight.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    My parents are ona 6 week Europian trip and will be getting pics of my great grandpas grave there /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
  3. Saxwonder84

    Saxwonder84 1/2 ton status

    Jun 27, 2002
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    Rockwall, Texas
    Great Poem who authored it?

  4. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

    Dec 9, 2003
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    Elkhart, IN
    nothing else to say besides AWESOME! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    and one for the French while we're at it. [​IMG]
  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

    Oct 19, 2002
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    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Despite the ribbing from my family and friends, my disgust with the French is so high, I even refused to go into the French section of Epcot on our recent trip there with the kiddies. I used to drink Evian water all the time. Now I check everything I buy for where it came from first. Perhaps I'm over the top, but nothing riles me more than those that spit on the honor of our military and the sacrifices they've made. My father is a vet, my wife's father is a vet, and many of my friends are vets. I sent that poem far and wide /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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