October 28, 2011

Never lived during wartime
but thinking about the draft
Would I faithfully take up soldiering
or try to break my hand

I assume I’d be army
with a minimum of training
Out of my depth in battle
wildly firing my gun

Would I learn responsibility
gain respect for a hierarchy
Finally drop and give a twenty
and clean out a latrine

Could I develop discipline
and a military precision
With a single-minded focus
and actually get things done

Can’t imagine running miles
or facing shots from rifles
Taking orders from officers
or jumping out of planes

Will they skip me for my height
exempt me for my sight
I promise I wouldn’t mind
to remain on the sidelines


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