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Twelve

Twelve: the hours in the day Which my heart still beats Reminding me that I made it out When you never did.  

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Book-Bound in Sweat and Blood, Replayed in the Theaters in Their Heads

I haven’t had time or energy to post much recently as work has been crazy-busy, and we’re putting in a lot of hours. But something recently came to my attention that I could not let rest only in my head, … Continue reading

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Addiction (part 2)

Continued from Additcton (Part 1) We had already got our fix that day. An overdose perhaps, But that did not stop Them from providing more; Nor us from enduring it. Coming down, after several Hours-in, we were rolling home When … Continue reading

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Addiction (part 1)

You never knew you Needed it until they gave It to you. Young and naive Maybe you might have dreamt of it; Pretended it. You might have asked for it; Sought it, prayed for it Imagined it, feared it. But … Continue reading

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A Special Veterans Day Pages From My Pocket: Post-Deployment Dream List

I’ve neglected to write entries for the “Pages From My Pocket” series for several weeks now. Work has been ridiculously stressful and busy, and by the end of a commute and dinner, I grow weary. And then writing becomes hard. And since … Continue reading

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Bringing Some History to History…

A long time ago in what seems like an entirely different life, far far away, I used some of the blood money I was making while downrange to procure something different. Something special. Something timeless, and unique. I bought an … Continue reading

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“Superman is Dead”

I want to do something a little different today.  I want to share with you a piece that came to me via FaceBook from a fellow veteran: Sergeant First Class Louis ‘Ted’ Sheppard. I had the pleasure of being his … Continue reading

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“That’ll Never Be Me”

No matter what training or school or course it was in, Fort whatever-it-was, lying on the ground at night In the woods, cheek rested on the M-240B on guard I fought the Z-monster but said ‘this is just training If … Continue reading

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Repetition

Left-right-left-right We went as we learned the Basic soldiering skills Customs and courtesies drilled Into our heads always; Repetition ‘Fall-in’ shouted about ten Times a day as the workweek went, From motorpool Monday’s to Sergeant’s- Time on Friday, months turning … Continue reading

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Primal

The descent into Chaos: Fades away The law and order. Fades away social Norms; Fades away Courtesy, dignity and Brotherhood. Enter Instinct; Enter desperation,

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