Faye Sizemore

ON MUD WRASTLIN’

Deanna… Deanna…
what were you thinkin’…
the outcome is stinkin’
Takin’ a moment for fun…
rollin’ around in the mud
look what has been done
… demoted to Private again
(Oh… crud… just… crud…)
Deanna… Deanna…
How dare you have fun
in the land of death
while you could have been
drawin’ your last breath
in Iraq’s war torn land…
not wrastlin’ in mud
but bleedin’ in the sand
Deanna… Deanna…
You would have a Purple Heart
and not a demotin’ black mark
but still I have to say…
for I see it no other way
…’blessed are they
who can find a smile
in the midst of dismay’…

Author’s Note: Tongue in cheek: For Private Deanna Allen, 106th Military Police Battalion, Army Reserve (Military officials have demoted a female member of a National Guard military police unit for indecent exposure after a mud-wrestling party at the Camp Bucca detention center in Iraq.)