To the Army

To the Army

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
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Written at Basic Training, a poem about the Army.

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To the Army

 


July 3, 1987


Now I'm in the Army,
I work both day and night.
I pray for time in chapel
To sleep as best I might.


Oh, the Army life is long!
Oh, but we're gonna be strong!



Now I'm in the Army,
I eat within a breath.
I just get through the serving line
And always starve to death.


Oh, the Army life is long!
Oh, but we're gonna be strong!



Now I'm in the Army,
I live withroaches near.
I go to take a shower,
And they kick me out of there.


Oh, the Army life is long!
Oh, but we're gonna be strong!



Now I'm in the Army,
I march all through the day.
I march until my soles fall off,
But they say I must stay.


Oh, the Army life is long!
Oh, but we're gonna be strong!



Now I'm in the Army,
But I am getting out.
The doctors cry "Unstable!"
In joy I give a shout.


Oh, they're gonna make us strong!
Oh, but for me the Army's wrong!

 




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 18. Initial reactions appreciated.

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My best friend joined the army in 1968. This was during the Viet Nam War. She ended up getting pregnant, so she could leave the Army, they did that back then. What a mess she made of her life!

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I made a mess, too, but it's better now.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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