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The Legend of Silent Night

Bellau Wood – By Garth Brooks

Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence
Over Belleau Wood that night
For a Christmas truce had been declared
By both sides of the fight
As we lay ther in our trenches
The silence broke in two
By a German soldier singing
A song that we all knew

Though I did not know the language
The song was “Silent Night”
Then I heard my buddy whisper, “All is calm and all is bright”
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me ‘Cause I’d die if I was wrong
But I stood up in my trench And I began to sing along

Then across the frozen battlefield
Another’s voice joined in
Until one by one each man became
A singer of the hymn
Then I thought that I was dreaming
For right there in my sight
Stood the German soldier ‘Neath the falling flakes of white

And he raised his hand and smiled at me
As if he seemed to say
Here’s hoping we both live
To see us find a better way

Then the devil’s clock struck midnight
And the skies lit up again
And the battlefield where heaven stood
Was blown to hell again
But for just one fleeting moment
The answer seemed so clear
Heaven’s not beyond the clouds
It’s just beyond the fear

No, heaven’s not beyond the clouds
It’s for us to find it here

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Comments · 3

  • Ernie Ley · December 25, 2007

    All the best to you my friend.

    Ern

  • Lynda L. Scaggs · December 27, 2007

    Nice poem.

  • Lynda L. Scaggs · December 27, 2007

    the time is NOT 7:21P.M.,put a 2 where the “7 ” is.

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