Posts Tagged ‘Poems About marines’

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 Poetry: Parris Island

Parris Island is a place That’s known to all and sundry, From here they turn out New Marines Be it Monday or a Sunday. I stood with others on the deck As they marched In perfect step To positions at attention on the field. The band, it played a marching tune, With piccolo and big […]

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 […]

Marine Corps Poems: Fly Boys

It’s hard to keep your cool when at 15,000 feet and your guns are not as they should be, when the enemy has a bead and you have a need to get the hell out of the sky. You can twist and turn, do all you’ve learned and the bastard seems to never let you […]

Marine Corps Poems: The Marine PFC

Well, the Marine Corps has done it, the war is now over. There’ll be no more fighting, we’re sitting in clover. Since old Dugout Doug (in the company of God), Has landed at last on Japanese sod. With his bible in one hand, swagger stick in the other, With his wife and his children, his […]

USMC Poems: Skivvies

I wonder — Do these new Marines Wear the same as we? Those skivvies with drawstrings. Oh no, that cannot be. The first ones were white cotton And roomy in the seat. So then they made them muddy green, So all of us could not be seen A-runnin’ round the bushes. We used to wash […]

Marine Corps Poems: New Zealand

When we arrived in Wellington From the islands’ shore, I had money on the books And even a little more. I was the chief haircutter I cut them all the same, I even cut the General, He had a heavy mane. If I had done The proper thing As I should, I know, I would […]

USMC Poems: Rifles, Belts and Bayonets

“Rifles, Belts and Bayonets!” It was a daily call Every time we fell out And ranked up by the wall. If you went out for troop and drill In weather hot or weather chill, You could bet you’d better get Those rifles, belts and bayonets. I’d grab them up and run like hell And fall […]

Marine Corps Poems: My Sergeant Done Told Me

Read this out loud to the tune of “My Mama Done Told Me.” My sergeant done told me When I was in boot camp My Sergeant told me, Son, The Corps is a good thing A very good thing, It makes you become A man number one, A U.S. Marine. You’ll go from this boot […]

Marine Corps Poems: Praise the Lord

Now, I ain’t a really ‘Churchy’ kind a guy, No foxhole pledges Have made I. I figured if I got thru this mess I must have been really blest And no sins Need I explain. I know there is a power Out there That keeps things movin’ And all square But since I am Inclined […]

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