CONTENTED PRISONERS

My Guardian Angel has no need of wings.

Spirit, He has been guarding me well!

In combat, Philippines, took care of me there!

Escapades?  Too many to tell!

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Just hard to believe as I remember it

At that time, did not much care!

Confidence (?) or maybe plain stupidity

Like, presenting myself to them there!

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Waving a grenade in the plainest view

On a path below our platoon,

Platoon well hidden by thick brush and trees

“Just Sam, expecting something soon!”

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Not too smart it was by some folk thinking

Enemies cave plain view below,

But why did Squad leader seem confident

In what I thought I had to show!

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Handed me grenade that I waved to enemy below

Planted it then in plain view

Strung trip wire across the path there

All this they saw me do!

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I am thinking,  they are thinking, “Grenade, we must have!

Toss it up there, kill some G.I.’s”

Subterfuge while, like, surmising their thoughts.

Conscious of there is a surprise.

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It happened!  Of course, I stayed awake!

Then I heard, sounded, like, two.

Enemy quietly approaching to procure

Grenade, toss it up, kill a few!

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Desperate measures!  Sure, I knew they were!

That is why I sleepless stayed,

Heard them, tossed it!  Both grenades went off!

Do not think I had not prayed!

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Camp awoke then someone said, “It is just Sam!”

I heard it then, like, someone dragging

Someone else and a screaming voice below,

Sound of frustration.  No, I am not bragging!

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Sleepless, I knew they had see and hear it!

Much shooting exchanged on the morn.

They had used all their amo, we had plenty.

Prisoners, sometime later! (*)  No a bit forlorn!

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(*) They were so glad it was over, so were we!

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Sam Cox, reminiscently  05.06.11

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