Monday, 11 February 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 21

Horror gripped the heart of the World War 1 soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "no man's land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.
"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but i don't think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The lieutenant's advice didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company's trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded." "It was worth it, though, sir," said the soldier. "What do you mean; worth it?" responded the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead" "YES, Sir" the private answered. "But it was worth it because when i got to him, he was still alive and i had the satisfaction of hearing him say, "JIM........, I KNEW YOU'D COME."

Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how u look at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life.."May each and every one of you be blessed with the company of TRUE FRIENDS." "A true friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out." War doesn't determine who's right. War only determines who's left.


--xh-- said...

yeah - true friends never let us be alone. good one, shalini... the value of friendship :) hope u get lot of friends like this.

tulipspeaks said...

and i wish i have a fren like that... :(


di.di said...

wow.. thanks for sharing this short story, it brought tears to my eyes. How amazing to have friend like that...

preetilata said...

wowwwww...... shalini. thats a brilliant story. Loved it so so so mch. it teaches us so much...d value of
"JIM........, I KNEW YOU'D COME." ... such a powerful sentence. contains everything in this single sentence.

this is one of ur best MMIs.

keep penning.

tk cr gal :)

Vasanthan said...

This reminds me of a march song i used to sing in my days in the army. it goes

"purple light, at the valley
there is were , my buddy died
if i die, would you buuury meeeee
with my rifle and my buddy and mee!"

but in real war the officer will never give orders to leave a buddy behind, because "We leave no men behind, dead or alive"

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di.di said...

happy V-day, my friend!

Lena said...

loved it :)
friendship is never about who came and stayed there for long, it is about who came and never left your side..
Thats one of the most important assets we have throughout our life :)

livin with me said...

This is great!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks! I hope all of us get loads of friends like these:)


You surely will get a lovely friend.Not to worry :)

@Di di

Absolutely! it is friends who add meaning to one's life. So, one should really be blessed to have a friend like that :)


Thanks dear! That was my favourite line as well.


That is interesting to know.Thanks for sharing :)

@di di

Belated V-day wishese to you too! :)


Absolutely, I can't agree more with you.



i'm what i'm said...

Its inspired a lot. I'm not sure, if you noticed, this dialogue took from the movie Forrest Gump.