tetsuwan

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from Chicago, IL

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    • christmas poem

      10 years ago

      tetsuwan

      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 BADGES,
      AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
      A SOBER THOUGHT
      CAME THROUGH MY MIND.


      FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
      IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
      I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
      ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.


      THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
      SILENT, ALONE,
      CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
      IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.


      THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
      THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
      NOT HOW I PICTURED
      A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.


      WAS THIS THE HERO
      OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
      CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
      THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

      I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
      THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
      OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
      WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.


      SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
      THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
      AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
      A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.


      THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
      EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
      BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
      LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.


      I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
      HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
      ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
      IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.


      THE VERY THOUGHT
      BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
      I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
      AND STARTED TO CRY.


      THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
      AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
      'SANTA DON'T CRY,
      THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

      I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
      I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
      MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
      MY! COUNTRY, MY CORPS.
      '

      THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
      AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
      I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
      I CONTINUED TO WEEP.


      I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
      SO SILENT AND STILL
      AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
      FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.


      I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
      ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
      THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
      SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

      THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
      WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
      WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
      IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.
      '

      ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
      AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.

      'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
      AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.
      '

    • the honest truth.

      12 years ago

      tetsuwan

      ok, so asI write this, just like the last entry I made, I am at work. only this time I am not sitting around the garage doing nothing, in fact I am about 130 miles away, sitting in the back with a little kid who we are taking to a psych hospital. that is about all I can say about that without violating hippa laws I think. the point that I want to make about that is: psych hospitals and children do not mix well. some of the kids we pick up are going to the hospital for little more than acting up. the thing is though, why would one do that to their kid, or an adopted kid. those places fuck up those kids, and the doctors there put them on drugs that gradeschool kids have no....nay no one should be on. what ever happened to the days...and I know I am young (24in may), when parents would correct their own kids without meds. my parents used to beat the shit out of me when I acted up and I think I am at least halfway normal.
      that brings me to a similar topic...basic training for the army. now I cant speak for other branches, and I did go through pretty recently compared to some...including at least one of my friends(you know who you are) who have been in the army for 15+ years, but the drill sgts dont even yell at the recruits anymore! for the first 8months of my army career, I thought my name was shithead. now the drillsgts say please.
      which brings me to a question. first I just want to say that I love the us, would die for it if I had to, but where is the us of a headed, when parents would rather send their kids to psych hospitals instead of actually doing their jobs as parents, and during the indoctrination into the armed forces is toned down to the point recruits arent even yelled at anymore? those kids are the future of this country, and the army is its gaurdians. where is this country going to stand in 20 or 30 years? hopefully not occupied by our enemies, because our leaders could handle responsibility, and the armed forces so easy to get into, the only requirement is being able to open the door to the recruiting station.


      on a happier note, I am dating a hooters girl now...the only problem is she is 19 and cant go to the bar with me. she is amazingly beautiful, and a very cool person though.

      any comments good or bad are welcome. thanks for reading this, and my rambling is done...I am starting to get carpal tunnel from typing all this on my phone anyways.

    • getting paid to do nothing

      12 years ago

      tetsuwan

      as I write this, I am sitting at work writing on my cellphone. the ambulance that I am supposed to be in today is broke down, so we cant take it out while the mechanics fix it. so its boring, but who can complain about doing nothing and getting paid for it...besides my partner apparently. he has been complaining about it nonstop for the last hour.

    • true story...

      12 years ago

      tetsuwan

      ok, so something fairly amusing happened to me a few weeks ago. with work and everything, I haventbeen able to update my page, so here goes.

      me and my friends make it a point to go to this bar by my house called tommys place every wednsday. we go to get fucked up off of 50 cent drafts and sing kareoke. a few months ago we met this guy named jay. he was a little wierd, but he was a nice guy, so we hung out with him every week. he invited me up to the northside of chicago, saying that he had buddy who djed, and that we would drink for free. we never tool him up on the offer though,cause we didnt really want to associate with him outsidethis bar.

      one week, he told me that he had a crush on one of my female friends. we would make fun of her calling him her boyfriend,shit like that.

      a few weeks later, we are chilling there like normal.jay was there as usual.toward the end of the night, he asked me for a dollar to buy beer, and then about 30 min later, asked if I could give him a ride the few blocks to his house. he said he would walk,but didnt want to cause he had been hit with a baseball bat and jumped the last time he was walking by himself. I felt bad,so I gave him a ride.

      the following tuesday, my female friend he had a crush on called me and said she saw jay on the news. apparently he robbed a woman at gunpoint, then raped her. she picked him out of a lineup. the only reason he got caught was after he raped her he dropped his keys, and they traced his cosco card back to him. the news stations were calling him the wrigleyville rapist.

      so thats my story...the wrigleyville rapist owes me a beer, and I gave that motherless fuck a ride home. I hope he is getting his shit pushed in as I am writing this. if I ever see him again, I will probally kick his ass just for gp.

    • 3 days and counting

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      i just noticed today, that i have spent and least 3 days total on this site. i dont know if i should be proud of this or ashamed that i am wasting my life. in any case, i have gotten paid for it through the army, so i cant really complain.

      in other news, still in afghanistan, still bored out of my mind, but i did finally beat half life 2. i started playing on hard.....all i have to say is wow....hard is an understatement. i heard the song slow motion by 3rd eye blind uncensored. that song is really unbeilevable. the lyrics are insane. i would suggest it to anyone, even if you dont like 3rd eye blind.

      thats it for now kids.
      the ChristPunchR

    • WTF over?

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      Ok, i dont want to sound like a noob, but does anyone who reads this know why the hell i cant get any other pics on my profile? I thought that maybe i had too many,so i deleted some. i keep getting a image not created message.
      any ideas? commenets are always welcome.

    • TMI...

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      I know this is way too much info, but i have been farting nonstop for the last 45 minutes. i know i need to go poop, but really dont want too, as the shitter is outside and the seat is wooden (splinters) and covered in ice.

      well hope my ass doesnt stick the the seat.......

    • bored

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      i have way too much time on my hands...i am actually proud of this:

      NYALGLH-ESM.jpg

    • Remember this

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      "It is the soldier, not the reporter,
      Who has given us freedom of the press.

      It is the soldier, not the poet,
      Who has given us the freedom of speech.

      It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
      Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

      It is the soldier,
      Who salutes the flag,
      Who serves beneath the flag,
      And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
      Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    • This Sucks!!!

      13 years ago

      tetsuwan

      I just got an email from ebgames, it seems that they dont ship to apo addresses. that sucks since i preordered my xbox 360 from them 3 months ago and am just finding out today. so i call the toll free number that they gave me in an email, and talk to this very nice lady, who informed me that unless i change my billing address(which is also an apo address) i will not be recieving something that i am paying them $700 to send me. that sucks too. i am also still in afghanistan, which sucks most of all.

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    • ShivanDragon

      12 years ago

      Hey, if you could vote for me here i would really appriciate it. Thanks.

    • AFKeeker

      13 years ago

      I never said there was anything WRONG with being a medic, it just isn't my slice of the pie. But props to you for being able to do it. Keep on saving lives, or just making people feel better while they die (Doc smiley0.gif ).

    • Stmikl

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • JervisTech

      13 years ago

      so are you in the 82nd??

    • m0nk3y

      13 years ago

      well thank you mr. medic army guy man dude... you think i'm piddy!! :o) *chee*

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      14 years ago

      you enjoy working on the injured... that's just creepy.

      Super Troopers is the funniest movie ever.

      "I'm gonna pistol whip the next person to say that word."
      "Hey Farva, what's that place you like to eat at with all the goofy shit on the walls?"
      you mean shenanogans? your talking about shenanogans right."
      offering pistol* "oooooh"

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