TAKE IT EASY

A place not significant, W. W. II

Negros Island, in the Philippines,

But marking the end if skirmishing there.

This Scout did what he had to do!

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In plain view of enemy down there,

Their cave hid from our sight.

I felt compelled to do what I must.

Not savoring strength or might.

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Nor cunning.  Just plain stupidity.

Below shelter of trees this Scout,

In plainest view of their cave below,

What is this war all about?

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Brandished grenade on that path down there

Will not strain their eyes to see!

They low on amo.  One slug would do it,

A bullet meant for me.

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So I went down, no, not to get killed.

Did I believe I was immune

To gun shot?  Well, I would soon find out!

Waved that grenade!  Oh, soon!

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How?  This complete feeling secure?

True inexplicable!

I set the booby-trap  across that path.

Like wanted discernible.

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Figured they wanted grenade, figured right!

Of course, no sleep for this son.

In dark of night heard soft tread below!

Then I woke everyone!

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Tossed my grenade through the tree-top-light

And both grenades go bang!

Sure, loud as a cannon blast!

Then heard someone say “It’s just, Sam.”

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Sure, just Sam.  Keeping us awake

That a war is going on.

Just Sam reminding snipers out there!

Can pick us off  all day long!

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So what?  Today just like a war-time

Feared enemy of the soul.

Not feared anymore!  A lullaby

Seems to have taken control!

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Lullaby to help us forget  that

War is going on!

Soft music whispering, take is easy!

Of course, same old song!

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Wake up, Sam!

There’s a WAR going on!

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