The Soldier's Christmas Poem

was the night before Christmas he lived all alone in a one-bedroom house made of plaster stone I had come down the chimney with presents to give to see just who in this dwelling did live I looked all around strange sight to see no tencel no problems not even a tree no stocking from the mantel just boots filled with sand on the wall hung pictures of far distant lands medals and badges wards of every kind a sobering thought came alive in my mind this house was different it was dark it was dreary I had found the home of a soldier I could see that most clearly the soldier lay sleeping silent alone curled up on the floor in this one-bedroom home his faith was so gentle the room in such disorder not at all how I pictured a United States soldier was this the hero of whom I just read curled up on a poncho the floor for a bed then I realized the other families that I saw this night hold their lives the soldiers who are willing to fight in the morning around the world children would play grown-ups would celebrate a bright Christmas day but they all enjoy freedom each month of the year because of soldiers like the one lying here I couldn't help but wonder how many lay alone on a call Christmas Eve it lands far from home the very thought gotta tear to my eye had dropped to my knees I started to cry soldier awakened I heard his rough voice Satur don't cry this life is my choice I fight for freedom they don't ask for more life was my god my country my car soldier rolled over and drifted asleep but I couldn't control it mice continued to weep they kept watch for hours so silent and still was both of us shivering from the cold nights chill I didn't want to leave him on that cold dark night this guardian of Honor so willing to fight then the soldier rolled over and the voice soft and pure he whispered carry on Santa Christmas Day all secured one look at my watch I knew you was right Merry Christmas my friend may God bless you respect

45 thoughts on “The Soldier's Christmas Poem

  1. Box of tissues is needed & to say a heartfelt Thankyou to all our serving soldiers at home & far away to all Allies who we stand side by side together. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐ŸŒบโค๏ธโœ๏ธGOD BLESS YOU ALL

  2. for my Mother (A Captain in the U.S Army During the Vietnam War), for my Late Uncle (U.S Navy and fought in the Vietnam War) for my Grandfather (U.S Army and fought in the Korean War) for my Great Grandfather (U.S Army and fought in World War II)

  3. God Bless and Thank you all military and families โค๏ธ

  4. I'd appreciate it if you'd stop cutting the onions. P.S. God bless the Military, Oorah, Hooah, Hooyah,

  5. Who was this American soldier who penned a heart touching poem? It brought a little warmth to a broken hearted person

  6. From Antietam and Shiloh, from Ypres and St Mihiel, from the Sigfried Line and the Ruhr, from the Punchbowl and Operation Arc Light and the Fulda Gap, my familyโ€™s prayers for a Merry Christmas go out to all our brothers and sisters again in harm's way.

  7. Merry Christmas from this old soldier! Charlie Mike boys! God bless you all!

  8. God bless all the soldiers from past to present to the future may their lives be protected by God and merry Christmas to all of them

  9. Thank you all that are serving that can't be home and those who have paid in blood so we may others may be free. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค

  10. God bless our beloved military men and women๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽช

  11. Beautiful I want to thank my sons my uncle's my grandfather's who all fought in these past wars and present wars thank you for your service I love my family some are still with us this Christmas some are gone but never forgotten. Peace be with us all this holiday season

  12. Thank you to all that appreciate to the military, veteran of 32 years

  13. In the word of a friend of mine I'm no crying I'm doing push ups..

  14. God bless our soldiers!!! they sacrifice their lives for us every day! they are our heroes truly! you if you didn't cry you are not human!! thank you VERY much to the whole military

  15. Almost every Christmas in my military service was away from my home. Training, stationed, in combat, always living out of a bag

  16. When filling out Christmas cards this year take a card and send it to this address: a recovering soldier, c/o Walter Reed Medical Center, 9600 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20307-5001

  17. HOW POIGNANT. GOD BLESS EVERY SOLDIER no matter from where. And a huge THANK YOU FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE. A very special breed.

  18. I first heard this poem on the radio here in Philly at least ten years ago and it is a moving piece. We owe so much to the men and women in the military for they make such a huge sacrifice for all of us.
    I salute them all.

  19. Iโ€™m sending this to my son on Christmas Day, may God bless all our brave soldiers and bring them home safe

  20. It's a shame that the terrible misspellings in this video detract from its maximum effectiveness. Our soldiers deserve better effort.

  21. I was deployed to Spain during Desert Shield, and our children were still very young, itโ€™s a lonely vigil at our posts when weโ€™re so far away from home. God bless all who will stand a post this Christmas.

  22. We literally owe the freedom that we have, the lives that we lead, to our constitution, the men that wrote it, and the men & women that have fought to preserve it for almost 250 years.

  23. We ANSWERED a call that only we can hear we don't ask for much more than what we gave. But the ones that gave and the ones that gave all. So that America can stand tall.

  24. God Bless you Sir. My Jesus bless your soul……. Merry Christmas .

  25. Wow, made me cry. I guess Iโ€™m not as tough a soldier I thought I was.

  26. So beautiful prayers for all our service men and women thank you for your service and sacrifice God bless

  27. I really wish someone would spell check these things. It is embarrassing to see all these mistakes on a poem like this. Almost every sentence has a problem, smh

  28. God bless our US soldiers!!! THANK YOU for what you're doing/did!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  29. My dad is overseas in Kuwait and he's going to miss Christmas.

  30. YOU really touched my HEART So deeply WITH THIS video,,
    Don't cry easily, BUT THIS video got to ME, I cried LIKE a LITTLE kid,
    God bless everyone In the military AND I LOVE and
    Appreciate ALL YOU more Than YOU
    Merry Xmas AND FOR the New Year, I WANT YOU ALL BACK home

  31. Not to take away from the poem, but weep is not spelled weap. (2:52)

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