I do not know how many of them slept as they should.
When boots are on the ground how could…
They not worry about loss, worry about cost, fatigued with responsibility
The wavering endurance of surviving lefts and rights,
Pushing on to maintain our ideals, our suppositions of ethics and morals, our cornucopia of races, religion, gender, politics no matter how skewed, racist, sexist and childish they are amongst our neighbors.
Semper Fi is no lullaby.
Neither are the hoorahs that exclaim from the ranks,
Neither are the badass sergeants and petty officers that run things,
“Officers are for offices anyway right?” (Joking)
Leaders, lead beside and in front.
Many of each have died to afford us 10 Britannica collections worth of freedoms we aren’t even grateful for.
Imagine the life of occupation
Yea, Semper Fi is no lullaby but some will sleep better tonight. Some know the battles fought; won and lost.
Some know the duty, the watchstanding, the 12s, the trenches, the general quarters, battlefields, folding Old Glory, half masts, 21 gun salutes, purple hearts, weeping spouses, bereaved children, successing bloodlines…
Semper Fi is no lullaby but tonight…
I’ll sleep better because of your faith.