Roger W Hancock
One lone soldier, one peg in a cog,
Monotonous duty, no glory given.
Day after day, hour after hour,
Minutes, seconds drag on… then…
Alert is ordered, duty calls,
Attention given to task at hand.
Printers whirl, redundant messages,
Instant reports compiled sent.
Multi-task before fad’s mask,
Jobs for three, done by one.
Another drill or real thing?
Beginning war, or bluffing threat?
Deep down in silo’s vault,
Control central, one of many.
A web, a maze, technologies,
Amazing detailed intricacies.
One lone soldier, nation’s security,
Out of sight, out of mind.
Together many, unsung heroes;
Rat race to boring pace…
Duty done… this day’s safe.
Copyright April 17, 2004 by Roger W Hancock