IT WAS HIM, W. W. II

Not thousands, not hundreds, just

One picked off each day.

But each one remembered there

Was good (*).  Left where he lay!

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Then this big guy, too big for the troops,

Figure he put on some weight,

Army chow, guess good for him.

Skinny I came in late!

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Watched him drunk night after night,

Flat out in his urine.

Joe’s place Dumaguete, Negros (**)

Seacoast town we were in.

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Nothing to live for, so get drunk.

Beautiful wife back home,

Lovely child with waiting wife!

And here not alone!

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Loyal friends fought for several years!

Through bloody wounds and death!

This one outstanding for him they would die!

Loyalty with last breath!

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Time soon came to move up that hill!

Then found myself alone!

The only one who saw enemy!

Am I really the one clone?

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Then recognition!  Big guy came up!

“What you shooting at, Sam?”

Another 1st Scout?  How did he know my name?

And why should he give a d—-?

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I screamed, “Get down!  I am not test firing!”

As I turned behind this tree,

I heard ‘pow’ and down he went!

Guess it was him or me.

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Of course, I was sent up to get that guy,

Who shot their hero down!

Might as well get it over with,

The thinking of this clown.

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Thought that I would get nailed for sure!

Did not care, took that trail.

Went up and around to the side,

Stood there and watched detail!

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Suddenly stood!  Looked down where I had been,

Thoughts?  Cannot describe!

“Cannot shoot this guy!  But I have to!”

Slowly he turned to my side.

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Saw me, went down!  As I fired I turned,

No hurry, went back,

To my troops, flopped to the green.

Slept, could not keep track!

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When I woke up, leech through my lip,

At least 10 hours at best.

Bit off inside, cigarette butt through beard,

Looked around at the rest!

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“Move out!”  They had waited for me!

Once more I took the lead!

Sensed a new respect as I went.

Sure, I had done the deed!

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(*) His name.

(**) Philippine Islands

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S. Cox  06.08.09

God let me live!  Why?

4 thoughts on “IT WAS HIM, W. W. II

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