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Sergeant's

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 11-21-1999 10:43 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

The sweet repose upon the face,
Was more than I could bear-
It had a childlike innocence-
Though gray was in his hair.

A streak of mud upon his brow-
He hadn’t shaved for days...
And tools of war, each one in place
Before him were arrayed.

Rifle here, spare magazines-
Two flares, three hand grenades-
A clacker for the claymores,
A warrior here, in spades!

But in his mind the Asian mud-
Did simply not exist,
He was back in Alabama-
Watching early morning mist...

Rising from a fishing hole-
While he was skipping school.
He never was a martinet..
For keeping silly rules.

Perhaps he dreamed of that first date
A case of “puppy love”-
Long before he’d ever heard-
The phrase: “Death From Above”!

His kind have been in every war-
From ancient Rome till now...
Duty is their god, their all..
They’ll never stoop nor bow.

It seems they are a breed apart-
Who march to different drums.
And answer different bugle calls,
No matter where they’re from..

Chevrons, son, and rockers-
Is all you’ll ever see...
They’re never General officers,
They’re Sergeant's , if you please!
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Dusk Treader
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1 posted 11-21-1999 10:48 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

I enjoyed this piece, Gunslinger (I enjoy your name too! ) I'm going to have to make it a point to check out your work.

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Martie
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2 posted 11-21-1999 10:56 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am always amazed by your poems Gunslinger. This one especially, painted with a sensitive mind.
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 11-21-1999 10:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

You sure do have a way with words, cowboy.
Greatly enjoyed by this reader.

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Denise
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4 posted 11-22-1999 12:29 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, again!!

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Denise

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5 posted 11-22-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Gunny's never die, as long as there is someone else out there to bust.
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 11-23-1999 09:17 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Excellent!!!
 
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