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Olive Drab

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Olive Drab

Wearing this green 
Symbolizes strength 
Unity 
Conformity 
Wearing this green 
Requires an understanding 
Of death, of war, of life 
Wearing this green 
This olive drab 
Now caked with dirt and sweat and adrenalin 
Means watching his 6, while he scopes out our 12
Wearing this green 
Means deployment 
duty & sacrifice 
Leaving my old Self behind to fight their battles 
Maybe in vain, even meaningless 
But maybe in acceptance of the never ending nature 
Of human kind


**Dedicated to Vietnam Vets and everyone who has served or is still serving**

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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Lauryn, are you in the military?...Great poem!

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    Date: 3/14/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Almost was lol my family is all military and so is my hubby's dad. We're all very connected to it <3 ~Lauryn