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I have served 11 + years in the military and was always proud of the women who served with me. I admire the women in the armed forces of Israel, etc. who will go directly into combat if needed.  I am glad that we will finally allow women into combat positions - they are just as good if not better than many of the men I served with in the past.  Sorry they blocked out the last word of the poem as it gives credence to the whole thing (penises).

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By Leonard Kleeman

Women in real combat, can that really be?
The news article had a great big headline.
It stated that when outdoors, women can't pee.
And, even if it's true, that's no business 
of mine.

The Pentagon will now rescind its combat ban.
Which means all the danger doesn't belong 
just to a man.
But there are many opponents who say
that women are too weak to have it 
that way.

That's very funny 'cause I never thought women 
to be weak.
Many gals that I know are stronger than some men.
It matters not how big they are or what kind 
of physique;  
All the strength that women have or need is 
within them.

To pee outside is not the thing they need
 neither is skipping showers or pee in the wild.
They just need their brothers and sisters in arms 
to cover their backs and not think of their charms,
and to accept them in combat and not think they're mild.

They are brave and courageous if you think 
what they do.
They can give birth to babies and then 
help you too. 
They have strength in their hearts and smarts 
in their head.
And if you get bad they'll beat you instead.
Where women have fought before
During peace and mostly at war,
They have fought well and won for their side
and had no reason for anything to hide.

So they can pee outside or pee in the wild.
Or even shower where men are beguiled.
Now that the Pentagon has made its analysis 
that women fighting at war would not be calamitous, 
They should not hold them back just because they 
have no *****es.

Copyright © Leonard Kleeman

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Hello Leonard, I am sorry to hear about your wife. I am a grandmother of 2. My second grandchild is resting in heaven now. However I am not here to cry about it. But, I am here to to thank you for enjoying the poem on my blog. and about them "Women In Combat." and I agree with you, why should we hold back the pee... LOL, no acceptations. We should all handle our business alike. always~ Linda