On The Corner

It’s time to leave

You’ve got to go

This wall is stopping

The bullets now, but

The longer you stay

Is more of a chance

For them to flank.

Focus man, focus!

Pick the lull in between

Shots; Cover eyed-out

Order the charge

Grip the rifle tight

And run – by God if

It’s going to be now,

Make my death quick

And clean. ‘Cuz when the

Bullets fly, I only live

One corner to the next.

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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