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Black Desert Nights
 
(Written in Rhyming Couplets)

My army time, was almost through,
I thought at last, the months are few.

I’d served my country, and my Queen,
and active service, I had seen.

Career enjoyed, from boy to man,
I thought, ‘I’ve done all I can.’

But no! It seemed, that I was wrong,
with troops to war, I’d go along.

A desert conflict, reared it’s head,
‘Staff Benson go there!’ my boss said.

We all trained, to get skills honed,
to ‘Shield’ and ‘Storm’, we were loaned.

Communications, was our game,
we’d take our place, we’d stake our claim.

All my detachments, on desert sand,
good ‘comms’, required on demand.

Amidst the war, with time to think,
I thought, 'We’re so close, to the brink.'

Some nights late on, with most tasks done,
Companionship, then I would shun.

In dead of night, I’d stand outside,
to sip of starlit skies, I tried.

Appreciate my life, I would,
when I arrived, back home for good.

Alone to think, in war at night,
you pray your, family’s alright

You don’t think, of yourself so much,
you worry ‘bout, wife, son and such.

I prayed like, never done before,
‘Take care of them, you know the score.’

That’s how I spent, those many nights,
black desert skies, and bright star lights.

When all was done, and we could leave,
We felt it hard, just to believe.

Relaxed at end, the pressures low,
‘We’ve done the task, now home we’ll go.’



Written for: Behind The Mask Challenge
Hosted by: Hhazlett
Theme: ‘Anticipation’
and
FOS - Any Form Goes
Hosted by: Myrna D
Phrase: ‘to sip of starlit skies’
and
Territory Unknown

By Tomfoollery

© 2008 Tomfoollery (All rights reserved)

 

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