Poetry

-=="The Few, The Proud, The Marines"=



  		   
                                      
                    -=="The Few, The Proud, The Marines"=
                                        
                           (A Story of Creation)
                                        
                                 Author Unknown 
			 
In the beginning was the word, and the word was God. In the beginning was
God and all else was darkness and void, and without form, so God created
the heavens and the earth. He created the sun and the moon, and the stars,
so that light might pierce the darkness. The Earth, God divided between the
landand the sea and these He filled with many assorted creatures. 
			 
And the dark, salty, slimy creatures that inhabited the murky depths of the
oceans, God called sailors. And he dressed them accordingly. They had
little trousers that looked like bells at the bottom. And their shirts had
 cute little flaps on them, and they wore funny looking hats. He gave them
long sideburns and beards, nicknamed them "squids", and banished them to a
lifetime at sea, so normal folks would not have to associate with them. To
further identify these unloved creatures, He called them "petty" and
"commodore" instead of titles worthy of red-blooded men.
 
And the flaky creatures of the land, God called soldiers. And with a
twinkle in His eye, and a sense of humor only He can have, God made their
 trousers too short and their covers too large. He also made their pockets
 oversized, so that they may warm their hands. And to adorn their uniforms,
God gave them badges in quantities only a dime store owner could
appreciate. And he gave them emblems and crests and all sorts of shiny
things that glittered, and devices that dangled. (When you are God you tend
to get carried away.)
 
On the 6th day, God thought about creating some air creatures for which he
designed a Greyhound bus driver's uniform. He discarded this idea during
the first week, and it was not until years later that some apostles
 resurrected this theme and established what we now know as the "wild blue
 yonder wonders".
 
And on the 7th day, as you know, God rested. But on the 8th day, at 0530,
God looked down upon Earth and was not happy. God was just not happy! So He
thought about His labors, and in His divine wisdom, God created a divine
 creature. And this He called Marine. And the Marines, who God created in
His own image, were to be of the air, and of the land, and of the sea. And
these He gave many wonderful uniforms. Some were green, and some were blue
with red trim. And in the early days, some were even a beautiful tan. He
gave them practical fighting uniforms, so they could wage war against the
forces of Satan and the evil. He gave them service uniforms for their daily
work and training. And He gave them evening and dress uniforms.....sharp
and stylish, handsome things, so they may promenade with their ladies on
Saturday night and impress everybody. He also gave them swords, so that
people who were not impressed could be dealt with accordingly.
 
And at the end of the 8th day, God looked down upon the Earth and saw that
it was good. But was God happy? No! God was still not happy. Because in the
course of his labors, He had forgotten one thing. He did not have a Marine
uniform for himself. But He thought about it, and thought about it, and
 finally satisfied Himself in knowing that, well...not everybody can be a
 MARINE!!!
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