Roger W Hancock
In a distant land, soldier’s mission,
Far from home, far from liberty’s security.
Continued war, peace-keeping tactics,
Reality of training, on the job learning.
Survival thoughts in heat of war,
Creates the valor, our war heroes.
One soldier volunteer, simple duty serves,
A driver to transport, one lone prisoner.
Humvee rolling, attack from nowhere,
Explosion wounding two, radio out.
Driver’s arm in lap, barely attached,
Continues driving for other’s safety.
The incident does not make the hero,
Training, experience defines his duty.
American soldiers are trained as best,
Hero’s all, the tests will prove.
Greater mission our security,
Duty serves each menial task.
Warfare battles proving some…
An American soldier hero.
©Copyright August 4, 2003 by Roger W Hancock