War and History Poetry posted February 24, 2012

This work has reached the exceptional level
a lament, of sorts

Military Intelligence?

by AlvinTEthington

I didn't include a picture of my friend, who is now working in the private sector.
Kicked out
Lance Corporal
No one cared that you served your country well
Just whom you kissed...

ABC Poetry Contest contest entry


Another Marine, jealous of my friend's success, took a surreptitious picture of my friend kissing his boyfriend and turned it in to the military authories before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell (an American law preventing openly gay and lesbian people serving in the military)" was rescinded. He was kicked of the military with a "Less than Honorable Discharge Under Honorable Conditions." Yes, that's right--"Less than Honorable Discharge Under Honorable Conditions." Huh?

This is an ABC poem, as the contest directives required. The first letter of the first four lines must follow an alphabetical sequence (here, K-N) and the last line may start with any letter.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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