Coping through drunken beatings?

I used to think that everything would make sense in the long run,
now I’m getting whipped around with some pistol gun,
hooded and bagged, tagged downtrodden,
I thought of you, yet you’ve probably forgotten.

Can I cope another day with you here?
Can I cope through beatings without drinking more and more beer?
Can I just unwind and see forward yet?
I’m not with you anymore.

I guess it’s what I get.

With the reputation I just try not to say a word,
high allegations of memories in my head,
I walk in shame day to day,
listening forcefully to everything they say.

Scarlet letter gets no better, made other men into ■■■■■■■ bedwetters.
Almost seven years under the knife,
don’t join the service,
don’t end your life.

Bitter and spoiled they say behind my back.
They bring pain to my chest like a heart attack,
Brought down low nearly beaten,
not another weekend-hope it’s not bad…

secretly, very sad.

Hard not to find religious references but as they say no atheists in foxholes…

The Final Inspection

The soldier stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders,
and said: "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I wept unmanly tears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
(It needn’t be real grand,
I’ve never expected, or had too much),
But if you don’t, I’ll understand."

There was a silence around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

~Author Unknown~

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And now…for the real fun!!

Funny how the guy who talked so much stuff ended up being outclassed by Ripley, though…