The Call to War

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This is a poem i wrote.

Oh, the dreaded call to war

I had a flashback from Iraq

I fought alongside friends, in 8th corps

And when i heard the call, i knew i could not ignore

I suited up, and waited, for the bomb bay doors to unlock.

Oh, the dreaded call to war

The door was opened, and the light was green – I was scared to the core

I jumped into Afghanistan, at precisely 12 o’clock.

I fought alongside friends, in 8th corps

It was quiet, a good change from before

And there, a shape, i squeeze the trigger once – a crack

Oh, the dreaded call to war

One by one, the enemy falls to the floor

Our Sergeant was wounded; we sheltered him behind a rock.

I fought alongside friends, in 8th corps.

I do not wish to kill anymore

But into Kabul we walk

Oh, the dreaded call to war

We fought alongside friends, in 8th corps.

Mark� Bernshtam

 

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