Going Army to civilain
Was a challenge for me,
Bringing all of my experienced baggage along
From the sights of active duty.
Deployed my first year on getting stationed
At the age of nineteen
Seeing things a lot wouldn't have seen
If they were the same age as me.
Breaches at bases next to me
I consider it counting my blessings
But the constant waking up at night
Does nothing but increase the stressings.
Eventually I've gotten used to the mortars
Couldn't tell if that was good or bad
I figured I couldn't evade the inevitable
So my thinking was basically sad.
The tour was over made it back in one piece
But I couldn't say that for everyone
We lost six comrades that rotation
Safe to say that their fight there was done.
My thinkings been off compared to the rest
And I have a reason why
Because I seen a different part of the world
And how separate their rules apply.
My feelings are mixed and living is slim
My mind races all of the time
So they put me on meds and give me a shrink
And I don't have to give them a dime.
So broken is me talking through poetry
To show my life though the service
Though I'd do it again without second thought
Would show why I really deserve this.