Thursday, November 10, 2011

Military Memories

Veteran's Day is tomorrow...

I have so many memories, good and bad, of my time in the Air Force. Below is one of the ways I set some of those memories to paper...

Coming Home

Dog tags chanting in the wind -
M-60s pointing at the wire

Tents placed in rows -
uniforms and civies hung side by side

Favorite shows watched again and again -
painting a picture of endless possibilities

M*A*S*H and China Beach -
someone else's ideas; a dream made real

Doing something important -
something to be proud of

Set apart from others -
by location and sense of duty

A wish to serve -
to go where others won't

Sunsets over sand dunes -
foreign tongues and customs

The sense of deja vu -
finally coming home...

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