Work

A serious business.

Known only to one when one

Encounters it head-on,

And head-strong. Select few.

Training and training and

Training; experience

Gained through doing. And

When comes time as

Bullets fly, and houses

Need raided you pick up

Your rifle and go to work.

Shoot, move and communicate.

This is your work, these

Dark implements your tools.

The profession of arms;

The business of killing.

About anotherwarriorpoet

Mathew Bocian served as a Captain in the United States Army with the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Mosul and Tal'Afar in 2004 - 2005, and to Baghdad for The Surge in 2007 - 2008. He left the Army in 2012 and now uses his poetry as a way to heal from the traumas of war, while attempting to express to readers the realities of war. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and holds a master's from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
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