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"Mommy!"

By Jim Bush  Posted by James Bush (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 3 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
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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

In basic training

My drill sargeant let me know

In no uncertain terms

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

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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