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Boot Camp Poems

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I wax poetic as lifeblood imperceptibly wanes
Aging baby boomer
no longer fit as a fiddle
accumulating extra adipose tissue
around the middle
ain't no impossible mission
whence thumbs I twiddle
to shed unwanted 
weight methinks exorcise to unriddle.

Call to action necessitates
yours truly to acclimatize,
calling fitness trainer
whereby honed toned physique
(tubby synonymous with Adonis...Read More
Categories: boot camp, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme

Inordinate amount of leisure time
Might help explain how fruit
full this harmless poetic brute,
(a Methacton School of hard knocks
grad), who sports astute
demeanor with ample
brew netted locks,
vaguely androgynously cute,

his trademark signature hirsute
unstyled wavy hair
tell tale characteristic,
not that I care if anyone
gives rats ass and/or hoot
bummer attire...Read More
Categories: boot camp, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Political Verse
My Comprehensive Learning Disabilities
My Comprehensive Learning Disabilities!

Began as child with always failing standardized test because I didn't learn like my fellow classmates did
I couldn't comprehend anything or retain anything either
I learned that I had a comprehensive learning disability, however, never was I placed...Read More
Categories: boot camp, america, conflict, confusion, crazy, life, me, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Unavoidable To Deny Praising Urination And Defecation
Yet upon another reflexive routine dash
skipping to Waterloo, I got emboldened
with idea praising basic vital functions
aware requisite elimination of liquid
and/or solid waste any obstruction
disallowing body to expel toxins would

prove fatal, thus gratitude toward
regular unpicturized, unhindered, and
unaided intervening measures undertaken
to experience...Read More
Categories: boot camp, 10th grade, 11th grade, devotion, humorous, journey,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Hard Time
Hard Time,
The Reward For His Good Time.
By: Tom Wright

It all started innocently enough,
maybe it was peer pressure, or perhaps curiosity.
At any rate, he knew better,
but he didn't think a couple of drugs would be that bad,
for a lot of his...Read More
Categories: boot camp, addiction, sin,
Form: Free verse

Blazing hot
Blistering my skin
Can’t tell you where I’m going
I can only tell you where I’ve been.

I’ve been in green meadows 
On a cool crisp morn
In a hospital near my wife
When our first child was born.

I’ve been to the bar with...Read More
Categories: boot camp, death, environment, lost, soldier,
Form: Ballad
Still Waters Write Deep
I There’s only a few things I take seriously 
One of them is writing furiously 
Cleverly spinning verses 
Inked in cursive 
Certainly no stranger to adversity
Head nodding
Word dropping 
non stopping
Versing with an urgency
Invasive with my mental’s
Liked I termed the word...Read More
Categories: boot camp, conflict, deep, future,
Form: Free verse
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
In my youth I did not understand the difference between love and lust. Always seeking out Love's location but never to locate. Then our eyes met upon a faithful winds gust. That was the date in my heart...Read More
Categories: boot camp, devotion, engagement, first love, husband, love, strength,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member The Early Seventies
The early seventies was rather interesting
one minute hanging out with a pack of wolves
predators of the night... the next... nine weeks in boot camp
on the great lakes in cold
then off to a very large aircraft carrier
where I spent the...Read More
Categories: boot camp, life,
Form: Narrative
Theater of Utter Charm Part 9
Part 9

there is a wraith with an hourglass
dancing quietly in my shadow
he's gone when I look
but I can hear him do a shuffle step on the ice
his inside out umbrella more than a fashion statement
about the coming winds and arctic...Read More
Categories: boot camp, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Brave American Knight
Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
Paid small notice to the figure; my lonely life was in a rut.
He was just another beggar,...Read More
Categories: boot camp, character, hero, strength, tribute, veterans day, war,
Form: Rhyme
Big Picture

      Miniature beginnings are the scaffolding to mightiness
      Just a pinch of yeast puffs up the dough
 ...Read More
Categories: boot camp, destiny, endurance, inspirational love,
Form: Free verse
Veteran's Day 2017
I just learned (via email) 
  from a close paternal relative Pamela Noblitt
that my paternal grandfather (Aaron Harris), 
   when in his prime fit
as a fiddle served 
   in the Phillipine American War, 
 ...Read More
Categories: boot camp, america, conflict, courage, dad, giving, loss, november,
Form: Lyric
Happiness equals 20 pounds
happiness equals 20 pounds
this added weight is getting me down
once stick thin but alas, no more
putting it on was an easy chore

don't get me wrong, I'm not bitching
but for younger days, I am wishing
way back then I was much leaner
now...Read More
Categories: boot camp, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Hero Connor
A smile worn,
with a heart torn-
Fought at ground zero,
he is my hero. 

He was a simple man with simple pleasures and needs,
he had so much to give, a life full of infinite possibilities-
So, he decided to branch off and go...Read More
Categories: boot camp, hero, soldier, war,
Form: Quatrain
A Prelude to Hell
No youngster himself, Fred often repeats what his father used to say: 

"There are always preludes to hell." 

For Fred one of those preludes is waiting for service people, folks who fix the things in life Fred can’t fix. Their...Read More
Categories: boot camp, age, war,
Form: Prose
“UNIT 47”

today I woke up in Riverside               
and took a drive to San 
Diego. there I met a man 
named Joe. he’d taken me out 
to...Read More
Categories: boot camp, school, sea, thank you, travel, water, weather,
Form: Free verse
Life Found in an Ooh-Rah
15 weeks on an island, a real living hell.
Teardrops on paper and waiting for letters.
Realizing that you really do love him, but only after he's gone.
A broken nose and losing weight,
Not giving up on your fate.
Excited to see him, the...Read More
Categories: boot camp, best friend, brother, happy, life, military,
Form: Free verse
Serving My Country
Talked to my recruiter
Felt it was my duty sir

Raised my hand said yes I can
Be a great American

Sent me off to boot camp
Sargent treated me like crap

Never got to thank his Mom
The one who raised this hellish son

Made me a...Read More
Categories: boot camp, funny, humor,
Form: Free verse
As far as I was concerned I was pushed throughout my life.
Pushed by people who thought they were harder than me.
I was an angry kid.    Coming from 4 children and a...Read More
Categories: boot camp, adventure, angel, anger, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Lyric
Modern Day Tragedy
11 years of public school under your belt,
8 years suffering the worst feeling ever felt.
Parents divorced,
They remarried....... You're forgotten.
Eventually you have to move,
Leaving fields of corn and cotton.
Trailer park life, living as a disgrace.
Facing all your fears alone and biting...Read More
Categories: boot camp, depression, divorce, hate, heartbreak, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Franz The Veteran
First, baptism. Next, he vowed defense for the U.S. after graduation
Really, this kid could take San Diego's boot camp
At age nine he left Belize, then worked two jobs while in high school
Now he's back in Belize with haunting of Dessert...Read More
Categories: boot camp, america, angel, desire, dream, patriotic, soldier,
Form: Acrostic
Less than Triumphant Return
It's been a while since I've been here
Three, maybe four years
My old worked provoked a tear
Of laughter, so these are the things I used to fear?

Can't expect too much from a kid
But I don't feel I've changed much as it...Read More
Categories: boot camp, age, change, time,
Form: Rhyme
Traumatic experience
Here we hid when we heard
A knock strongly---a sudden clattered upon the ground
Everyone indoor shrieked, trembled
Out...     out.....      we heard
They separated males from females
Sans bother how small we were
They guided us to...Read More
Categories: boot camp, allegory, anxiety, bereavement, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Five hearts ago
Five hearts ago of lovers and sweethearts 
Five hearts ago of promises and memories 
We had something
Each of you in our own sentences 
Each of you sang me a different melody
That heart it's own uniqueness 

Five hearts ago of heartbreak...Read More
Categories: boot camp, life, relationship, strength,
Form: Verse