Gavin M. Campbell

OPPOSITES IN WAR

Every soldier knows
War is black and white.

Apaches are the sound of life;
RPGs are the call to death.

Live dogs love Americans,
Dead dogs kill Americans.

Ramadan is the safest month,
November awakens the beast.

Letters from moms talk of love,
Letters from girls, talk of adultery.

Sergeants call out explosives teams,
Officers find minefields accidentally.

Young kids love to catch candy,
Teenage kids love to throw rocks.

Young women will flirt with you;
Young men will shoot at you.

Light Infantry fights to the end,
Heavy Infantry runs from snipers.

Cameras allow you to see your kids,
Cameramen broadcast to your kids.