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"Mommy!"

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She used to pick me up when I fell

I would fall and she would hear me crying

And come running, with soft strokes and gentle words

And, very soon, It would all be ok

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In basic training

My drill sargeant let me know

In no uncertain terms

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That I was not at home with my "mommy" anymore

In fact, he let me know that the "c-word" I called mom

Was a "whore" and a "slut"

And I needed to leave her far behind

If I wanted to become a man

By the time I reached the war zone

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I was really cocky

With my uniform and my gun

And my buddies talkin about bitches and hos

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Jim Bush is a 67 year old, Vietnam-era veteran, currently living in Texas. He was raised in a military family. His father received the Silver Star for directing troops while under air attack at Clark Field in the Phillipines, survived the Bataan (more...)
 

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