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Muffled Gales Of Laughter
 
Soldiers in a jungle,
a very special team,
Army, Air Force, Navy,
At times, there were Marines.

Pouring rain for hours
several times a day.
Backs against the soaking trees,
some take time to pray.

Twenty miles behind the lines,
totally on their own.
Speak in only whispers,
enemy all around.

Thoughts of what just happened,
some of what's to come.
Inventory ammo,
lube and load the guns.



Happy times are nil these days. Thoughts are mostly family.
Then muffled gales of laughter when a mouse falls from a tree.
Something just that simple brought them ever so much glee.
A needed moment, speck in time, to dodge reality.


'Move out.'The order's whispered.
All rise and start to walk.
Weaving through the jungle brush,
stalk while being stalked.

The guide's a friendly local,
hopes he can be trusted.
An hour's walk to target,
wrenching guts, daring mustered.

A rest before the carnage,
all sit in quiet prayer.
The grins begin to blossom,
of a memory they shared.

Then muffled gales of laughter that a mouse fell from that tree.
A needed moment, speck in time, to dodge reality.


By DIOGENES

© 2011 DIOGENES (All rights reserved)

 

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