How explain? How indeed?
Rain pouring in my trench hole,
No sleep tonight for me!
What else is there? I p r a y e d!
Very little comfort there!
But pray, it is the thing to do!
N o w explain? Compare–
One moment wet and m i s e r a b l e!
Helmeted head a bit higher!
Resting on convenient ledge!
Kept a whole lot dryer!
Had already lost 15 lbs.,
Another 20 to go!
Before this stupid hill was won!
For the locals below.
Consider this left side submerged!
Rain p o u r i n g in my hole!
Poncho overhead did not help much!
Did an Angel take control?
I slept through this mess, just passed out!
Pretty h a r d to believe!
An Angel warmed the water, what?
Awoke refreshed to receive–
Warmth from a fire, all coffee’d up!
Patrol, what else is there?
Another G.I. shot down, keep g o i n g!
Soon we will find their lair!
Until then we will search! I am way up front!
With no place to, still we go!
Another camp, a lot higher now!
This is progress, you know!
To reiterate, we r e t u r n with four!
Whittled down many times
From twelve! I am told we are winning!
When to kill, not a crime!
Concentrate but retaliate!
Tit for tat, we learn well!
“If you enemy hungers…” kill him!
Send the idiot to Hell!
Dear God, forgive, I did not mean,
I did not w a n t to kill!
War, you know, anything goes!
Soon we go down that hill!
For what? Just another w a r?
History d o e s repeat!
“Love your enemies…”
But must not suffer defeat!
Surely God knows! “Thou shalt not kill.”
But what is a man to do?
To object conscientiously?
Did David see this t h r o u g h?
Perhaps not! His “Mighty men of Valor,”
Did as they were t o l d!
Drive them out! Our enemies!
Obeying God, The BOLD!
Sam Cox 02.27.09