Friday, April 02, 2021

Choosing the Wave

Duty whispered “consider me,”

When commencement tassels turned.

The Guard’s education was free,

For a few years’ service earned.

Parental support was not likely,

Yet in public affairs I would be,

Creating stories that honor duty,

And the adventures of a bear named Objee. 

Several enlistment forms would I see

With paragraphs on each leaf.

I read each obligation closely.

To choose the waves of the sea.

Yet the recruiter failed to show

At the appointed date and time

And a different wave claimed me.

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