View Full Version : Looking for a Marine "poem".
03-06-09, 05:36 PM
Sorry but "poem" is the only way I can describe it.
It's something I heard as a boot PFC and I can't find it anywhere.
It starts something like, "Son of the Virgin Mary and a demon.."
And that's about all I can remember.
Thanks, for any help.
390 Mach I
03-06-09, 09:18 PM
I have a card, it was given to my many many many years ago.
I can barely ready it however I carry it in my wallet every day.
It has this prayer on it:
<TABLE width=460><TBODY><TR><TD>Almighty Father , whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Make me considerate of those committed to my leadership. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer. </TD></TR><TR><TD align=right>AMEN.
I will scan it for you even though the image is
very, very hard to see. It has been trough ALOT. I still carry it.
03-18-09, 12:50 AM
I actually printed this out and use it with my son (who's learning to read).
04-03-09, 08:17 PM
HA! Found it.
What Is A United States Marine?
I am 232 years of romping, stomping, hell, death, destruction. I am the finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. I was born in a bomb crater. My mother was the Virgin Mary and my Father is the Devil. Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life.
I am a rough looking, roving soldier from the sea. I am cocky, self centered, and overbearing. I do not know the meaning of fear for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster made of blood and guts that arose from the ashes of my enemies, festering on anti-Americans throughout the globe. When ever it may arise and when my time comes, I will die a glorious and grotesque death on the battlefield, giving my life for the Corps, Mom, and Apple Pie.
THE EAGLE, GLOBE AND ANCHOR
I stole the Eagle from the Air Force, the Anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
Then on the 7th day, while God rested, I overran His perimeter and took over the Globe and I have been protecting it ever since!
I live like a Soldier, talk like a Sailor, and slap the **** out of both of them. Father by day, lover by night, drunk by choice, and...
MARINE BY THE GRACE OF GOD ALONE!