Dive Bombing

After Boot Camp we recruits became second class seamen. That was our reward. 

We were sent here and there throughout the USA. 

Some of us were given burlap bags with thin ropes which we threw over our shoulders. 

We were then given three-foot sticks, sharpened on one end. 

We were to travel along the roadside and spike rubbish and collect it with the stick and put it in the burlap bag.

That stick became our spear, and they called our work “dive bombing the litter”.

And humbling as our task was

And unbeknownst to us

We were earning credit from the GI Bill 

That enabled many of us to go to college later on.

We were sent here and there throughout the USA. 

Some of us were given burlap bags with thin ropes which we threw over our shoulders. 

We were then given three-foot sticks, sharpened on one end. 

We were to travel along the roadside and spike rubbish and collect it with the stick and put it in the burlap bag.

That stick became our spear, and they called our work “dive bombing the litter”.

And humbling as our task was

And unbeknownst to us

We were earning credit from the GI Bill 

That enabled many of us to go to college later on.

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