Biographical Fiction posted October 25, 2022

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The longest short period of my life.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

by Douglas Goff

Boot Camp Memories Contest Winner 







Left! Right! Left! Right!

cut my hair so high and tight

oh my goodness what a sight

Left! Right! Left! Right!

scrub the floors, sinks, and toilets so white

the Drill Instructor finds a speck of dirt with sinister delight

Left! Right! Left! Right!

does it really matter, size, weight, and height

not with a well-trained marine in the fight

Left! Right! Left! Right!

they taught us to hit, kick, stomp, and bite

dig in with those chompers all shiny and white

Left! Right! Left! Right!

at twenty-one hundred there goes the light

a letter to home I was trying to write

Left! Right! Left! Right!

on graduation day sharp uniforms shine so very bright

signifying the United States Marines Corps unwavering might

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