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P.A. Donohue

Purple Heart and the Bagdad Five

Broken hearts when you went away
Serve government and God they say
Deploy to where they need control
Weekly recon; daily patrol

Way too much down time, to hang out,
Barrack’s, trailers or where’s about
War-play videos or read smut,
Text your baby 'one-liner' hug

Loneliness factor to this game
Then flash, a bang, blackness and pain
Just outside a missal explodes
Shrapnel and rocks unleashed payload

Rippled effect plows, through it all
'What just happened, I don’t recall.”
Legs got ripped and blood did flow
Rattled, undefined, kind of slow

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