User Review( vote)
written by: Greg Gieske
Who dares venture into Dark?
No man asks to go.
To unfamiliar lands I embark,
As entangled thoughts begin to flow.
To a place of foreign tongue,
It takes courage to see the light.
Left in shadow wife and young,
My rifle I take to fight.
Lying in my rack,
She never leaves my site.
She has my back,
Cold and black as night.
I muster all my strength,
To arise before the dawn.
Within arms length,
We both rise to Soldier on.
The mission staged at O’Dark thirty,
We all gather round the brief.
Counting the cost of getting dirty,
My heart begins to sink with grief.
Man and machine we work together,
Large steal cages of armor on wheels carry.
Knights of integrity, valor and honor;
As if time stands still my mind begins to tarry.
Of thoughts back home I reminisce,
My wife, my sons they are alone.
It is precious time with them I miss,
As I dream of my next ticket home.
Again we ride into the lonely Dark,
Our mission always remains the same.
The doldrums—our existence mark,
Until the gunfire, smoke, and flame.