Paul F. McCann

BOOT CAMP

Eyes left
Eyes right:
Quick march, up the hill.

Left right.
Keep tight.
You all know the drill.

One mile in single file:
On we go.

Soldier on with a smile Commando.

In the battlefield you’ve got to cope
Sometimes you may feel there is no hope.
Plough through mud and slide down the slope:
Then over the bridge and climb the rope.

Ambushed by whom.
No time to reload.

Push through on ahead as bombs explode.

Faster now soldier.
Pick up the pace.

Yes sir.
We’re nearly there back to base.

Charge ahead
Get the lead out.
Ok.

Fall in.
Fall out.
Well done.
That’s the way.