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Alicat
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0 posted 07-01-99 07:29 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicat

I enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard and entered basic training with D Co., 2/46 Inf Bt, Fort Knox, August 21, 1995. Due to one opinion, albiet a Colonel's, I was discharded. But still I try to serve this country best as I can.

MED200

In battlegear I see my friends
Marching down the road
My pack is in my war chest
I carry a heavier load

The Army says I cannot train
Or march or do PT
The doctor said of me asthma
But it's false, you see?

The Army said, "Be all you can be!"
And I ran that race
But now it seems I cannot even
Graduate this place

And when my friends play Rambo
Field training every day
I'll pack my gear and head for home
Alone upon my way

Alicat
10/4/95
© Copyright 1999 Alastair Adamson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-01-99 07:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Sorry, Alicat! But it's good you still try to serve this country. The poem was really good!
Nan
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Let's hear it one more time
For Independence Day

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