Mark I. Kirkmeyer


Dumb guy made accusations
Claimed he was a true soldier
Challenged to a fight
Accepted for honor
Garret Trooper

First punch thrown
Dodge and captured
Arm broken
Where’d you serve
Korea, Camp Casey

Supply Clerk
Police took him away
I’m okay
just adrenaline
Dumb Garret Trooper

Author’s Note: A ‘Garret Trooper’ is a Trooper who mans the Watch Tower: a soldier with spit polished boots and clean fatigues that never leaves the base, is never at risk, is never responsible for his decisions, always looks good and then returns home to claim heroic actions anyway.