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Post-Apocalyptic PapacyWe passed the doors of the solemn decrepit holdPost-Apocalyptic Papacy by DrewCross
And behold, it holds naught as I believed
Be it a prison of masses, a hospital
For evil spiritually received
"Look here and observe, the timeline of humankind
This, being what held our race together"
A spur of war and tyranny indeed, these walls
Hold the faith of martyrs of the nether
"Before our time, these halls were hallowed sacred, holy
Men walked, talked to those in pain, in prison.
But a flaw in they who believed prisoners in jail were
To listen to prisoners, such wisdom!"
"True, the blind led the blind here and what lives led
By these hypocrites of their own prayer
Thus, destruction, since no one is safe, you see now
The shortcomings of the past soothsayers"
And so we left the church's ruins behind
A haunting recall of a past mistake
Made by our own kind, leaving us for dead and left
By their wills, our lives currently at stake
Our human nature and unfulfilled faith leadings
Drove the hypocrisy so natural
Yet so against the teachin
Killer in WaitingIn this line of work, one tends to wonderKiller in Waiting by DrewCross
About themselves and their standing
In a great battle that keeps blazing on
To a challenge most demanding
The young soldier has much to learn if he
Is to even comprehend war
So little he knows of himself and less
Of the insurgency ignored
Therefore, I am led to think of my death
And how soon Death may come to me
Not to worry, for long in hell the fire
Which forged us burns the enemy
It must be exhilarating to be
The one who is the hunted prey
Such adrenaline pumping fear into
The soon to be lifeless body decay
But no, my fantasy is killing this
Animal that calls itself man
A great honor awaits this dog, hunting
Such game, the thing that's called human
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps! Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985
The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!
MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952
There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army
A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.
General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur; Korea, 21 September 1950
This was the first time that the Marines of the two nations had fought side by side since the defence of the Peking Legations in 1900. Let it be said that the admiration of all ranks of 41 Commando for their brothers in arms was and is unbounded. They fought like tigers and their morale and esprit de corps is second to none.
Lt Col. D.B. Drysdale, Commanding
41 Commando, Chosen Reservoir, on the 1st Marine Division
The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army
Commander of American Forces in World War I
Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.
Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War;
shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered
to not wear their khaki leggings.
They (Women Marines) don't have a nickname, and they don't need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines.
LtGen Thomas Holcomb, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1943
If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war.
General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in Korea,
overheard and reported by Marine Staff Sergeant Bill Houghton, Weapons/2/5
Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.
Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps
The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.
Attributed to Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)