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Tour of Duty

Date Written: October 18, 2017
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Tour of Duty©

I awaken from a fitful sleep
One where slumber was not very deep

The night before after counting many a sheep
My eyes closed and they did meet

A dream was had that made me sneep
You and I were there in a jeep

As I mentioned another tour you said nary a peep
But in your eyes I capture “what the bleep”

We both know the long stay at an outkeep
The enemy would be nearby and they are prone to creep

The sacrifice again would require a big leap
Is this a mistake or am I being wheep

Once again into our love my duty does seep
For a promise I knew I could not keep

Is the price for going to war really this cheap
The returns not guaranteed and the climb out steep

Or maybe we need to stop and make a clean sweep
And throw our relationship onto the scrapheap

Hearing those words make us both weep
For a promise I knew I could not keep

Andreas Simic©
 

4 comments on “Tour of Duty”

  1. Joeys Wonder Girl     October 18, 2017

    Awww this is sooo sad and if it happened to you it is even sadder!!!!! GR8 poem though!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Andreas Simic     October 19, 2017

    Though this is a creative endeavor the inspiration for this work
    came from my brother who served in the armed forces and
    whose tours include Afghanistan as well as many others.
    Thanks for the accolade.

  3. River.Ophelia     October 21, 2017

    the futility of war has been nicely captured here…ironically…
    my heart goes out to your brother and related families

  4. azzow2     October 21, 2017

    I am a vet from Desert Storm I was a boatswain mate on a floating target a resupply ship. The experience made me a more mindful person. Good rune.

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