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Give me, my God, what you still have:
Give me what no one asks for.
I do not ask for wealth, nor success, nor even health

People ask you so often, God, for all that, that you cannot have any left.

Give me, my God, what you still have.
Give me what people refuse to accept from you.
I want insecurity and disquietude.
I want turmoil and brawl.

And if you should give them to me, my God, once and for all,
let me be sure to have them always, for I will not always have the courage
to ask for them again.

The Commando's Prayer
Col Zirnheld, Special Air Service,
1942

Date: 2011-01-20 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-weaponx.livejournal.com
x_wallflower_ wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
I don't understand why you would want those things.


x_wolverine wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
If you got a God, kid, I suggest you pray to Him/Her/It/Them that you never, ever understand why someone would want those things.


x_wallflower_ wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't met a God yet that I particularly liked. But I'll be sure to pray to Him/Her/It/Them when I do. In the mean time, I like to understand things. You seem like you want people to understand, otherwise why say any of this at all?


x_wolverine wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
One thing we can agree on, there.

Anyway.

It's got a little something to do about the crazy bastards who put themselves on the line, each and every time, for something they believe in.

Things normal people would never do. That they can't even comprehend. So that they can have a nice normal life doing nice and normal things. Things even normal troops balk at.

That's commandos.

And I might have been one.

Date: 2011-01-20 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-weaponx.livejournal.com
x_diamondlil wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
My answer to this would be 'stop turning your brain inside out.'

Interesting prayer there, though, Old Man.


x_wolverine wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well, had a nice little conversation the other day with somebody who knew me Back Then. Got me to thinkin'.

It ain't healthy when I think.


x_diamondlil wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Nice little conversations with the past seem to be the theme of the week.

Ain't healthy when you do a lotta things. Thinking is overrated anyway.


x_wolverine wrote:
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Truer words, kid.

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