You took the oath of allegiance
Took one knee and swore obeisance
Buckled up the armour of steel
Swung your sword till you got the feel
Hut! Jump to the mark!
Sir, yes, Sir! You answer drill seargeant’s bark
Drop and give fifty – running through the paces
But only you know if you’re going through the phases
Graduation – Here’s your cap and gown
No, they hand you a sword and send you to the killing ground
Now rank in, shoulder to shoulder
The enemy hurl themselves like boulders
United you stand ground and draw blood
Easy done when you have the upper hand in the hunt.
So you’ve fought and won – don’t rise to far
Because cometh a battle that will shake your heart
It will come when you are least ready
When you’re vulnerable and your nerves edgy
When your comrades fall and cry for home
And you feel like you face the raging horde alone.
Will you stand still – in the heat of the battle fray?
Or when the captain looks yonder – will you be MIA?
photo by Duncan