February 1936

The Convent of the Guns

Volume 19, Issue 2

Anonymous

Doerer, Tom

THE CONVENT OF THE GUNS

Our clean curved mouths arc cold and dead.

Our polished skin is marred.

Our tawny thighs are thick with dirt.

Dented, cut and scarred.

Our day is done.

But once!

Our open mouths blazed Death's caress

Our tongues with steel were tipped!

Ah! Bitter spinsters were we then

As we slashed and cut and ripped!

Our youth was filled with lovers

All laughing joyous boys

Who stroked our slim, proud beauty

Their latest, deadly toys-

Then clean and fresh and polished

If you are an MCA&F Member

Click here to login and view all Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette articles

OR Join the MCA&F to continue reading

By becoming a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, you gain access to the entire library of articles from Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette. Click here to sign up online and continue reading this article