Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I was in Okinawa when I was thirteen and first saw the Marines...

Some kid said on the bus ride from Kadena to Naha...

"Hey! Look!

There are the Marines!"

And we all ran, jumped over to the side of the bus to look.

They were out there runnin on some almost a road goin over a hill.


It scared me, thrilled me, and was beyond me.

Five years later I was in the Marines.

I still do 7 mile runs with a 30 lb ruk.

I do it to honor my brothers of long ago
I do it to honor my brothers of today
I do it to get down in it
I do it to honor the one true honest

And hard way

11:06 pm
with all due respect



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