<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Once A Marine

 

 

Once A Marine, Always A Marine

Author Unknown

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I was that which others did not want to be.

I went where others failed to go.

And did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing

And reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness, should I fail.

I have seen the Face of Terror,

Felt the stinging Cold of Fear,

And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.

I have cried, pained and hoped ... but most of all,

I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.

At least today I am able to say that I was proud of what I was.....

A UNITED STATES MARINE

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This poem was seen in a publication and submitted by Jack D. Futch

MEGA Member #489 ~ (Saigon 1966-67 & Canberra 1967-68)

The poem was untitled and Jack gave it THE most appropriate title.