July 1935

Re-Enlisted

Volume 18, Issue 7

Doane, Dorothy

Edna Valentine Trapnell

RE-ENLISTED

By TenEyck Van Deusen

I had put my time in the Service

Each long and draggin' year.

With some of it in n heat struck land

And some of it back here.

I cursed the Service I followed

As my back was chafed by my pack

I dreamed of the day of my discharge

It came. Then I came back!

It wasn't the need o' rations

I had money and friends and a bed.

And it wasn't the Recruitin' Sergeant

I knew better than what he said,

It wasn't the fancy posters

That tells a man not to slack.

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