Army Strong

Submitted by: Trina Mioner

“Join the Army and see the World”

Army strong, more than a slogan,

a secure grip, an extended hand,

I’d be someone, other than…

I would escape, not smother,

the cycle of abuse that befell my mother

and mother’s mother

Sergeant said, “pull over!”

There’s something for me to see,


before I take my oath to serve.

He stood erect, pants

around his ankles…

a nauseous scent of musk

permeated my very being.

His salty essence, thick

and dry…

no matter what,

I wouldn’t cry.

A military purpose, I think not, why?

Army Strong…Army Wrong!

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