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Posts Tagged ‘Marine Corps Poems’

Noble Is Our Cause

The boys are gone As we all know To fight a war For some Joe We have never seen Nor heard Who speaks to us In foreign words And swears to god To kill us all lest we defile the planet. We do not understand them Nor do they we, Our worlds are oh So […]

Nobody Did It Better

Ashore they were a rowdy bunch, They took their time to play But once they came aboard It was business all the way. They manned the fifties, The twenties and forties, And a five-inch gun or two. They stood their watches Like good Marines oughta, Their breaks were far and few. They stood a watch […]

Marine Corps Poems: The Great Generation

The called us the “great generation” After we fought the war. We came home to A grateful nation That promised We’d fight no more. Our nation stands Always ready To fight for Rights we adore, And soon we were Back in the foxholes Defending those rights Once more. The nation that We fought for Was […]

Marine Corps Poems: If I Ever Go To War…

If I ever go to war Mom, Please don’t be afraid. There are some things I must do, To keep the promise that I made. I’m sure there will be some heartache, And I know that you’ll cry tears, But your son is a Marine now, Mom, There is nothing you should fear. If I […]

Marine Corps Poems: MUD!

If ever there was mud, It had to be the crud That lay about On Okinawa’s scene. Of every place They had to be, To take a hill, Or blast a mill, Or march along Some stinkin’ Piece of ground That led to somewhere else Just as muddy as the first, Just so you wouldn’t […]

Marine Corps Poems: A Thirty-Year Man

I’ve tramped the whole world over, My boondockers have gone far. From the Halls of Montezuma To the distance of a star. I’ve splashed ashore on islands, I’ve climbed the distance hills. The sand I got from foreign lands I carry with me still. I treasure my tomorrows, I know not when they’ll end. Perhaps […]

Marine Corps Poems: BOOT

What’s a Private worth, what does it take? Months of struggle, a Marine to make. What he hates the best is living in stress, All in preparation for that final test. Drill Instructors all day long, ending their night, And still seem to be there in reveille’s half light. Drill Instructors all day long, always […]

Marine Corps Poems: When I Was Young

When I was young And in my prime And newly wedded To the Corps, Thought I was hot, Believe it or not, Or so I have been told. My khakis were So neatly pressed, My shirts both Fore and aft. My spit shine Was the envy of Each man From first Unto the last. I […]

Marine Corps Poems: A Sergeant of Marines

You have heard stories told Of men that were bold, And didn’t have an ounce of fear. Now you can believe, Can even conceive, That there really are Some members of that breed. If you want to see the type Of which I write, Then join the The United States Marines. They make sergeants there […]

Marine Corps Poems: I Found Our Flag

I found our flag a hangin’ On a small town general store. It was faded and ragged, A thing we do deplore. But when I saw the owner Asittin’ on that front porch, I knew why it flew there For he was a man of yore. Beneath his rolled up shirt sleeve, An arm of […]

Marine Corps Poems: Seabags In The Rain

When clouds are gray and lowering And fog obscures the plain, I sometimes think I catch a sight Of seabags in the rain. I know it is a vision Too ethereal to last, But it brings a wisp of sadness And a haunting from the past. We had come ashore at Inchon In Nineteen Fifty-Two— […]

Marine Corps Poems: If I Was The President

(Good advice for whoever winds up being our next Commander In Chief) If I was the President I’ll tell you what I’d do, I’d knock off all the Foreign aid and I’d collect every sou. There would not be A single dime That I’d give away Until our country Was standing tall In each and […]


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