The Infantry

by Louis J. Izzo
(NY, NY)

I'm just a lowly private, as tough as tough can be
I'm just another buck in the US Infantry
I can fight as good as you can, perhaps a damned sight more.
It's the men like me, in the infantry, that win your g-d damned wars

You can take your ole artillery and your corps of engineers
You can work them with your air corps throughout the coming years
You can teach them all the tricks of war, to calm their rising fears
but up against the infantry, they're wet behind the ears

For it's always been the infantry, she's fought in all the wars
The infantry, the infantry, for she's our eagle's claws
And in future years, in future wars, though tanks and planes may rattle
The will never beat the infantry, for she's the queen of battle

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Mar 18, 2013
Poems are AMAZING!
by: Anonymous

Very Excellent poems they touch my heart as deep as deep no matter what I read keep posting the poems and I will be here to read them. :)

Nov 11, 2011
by: southpawoiepoet

Yes, you carried the load, thank you, I was signal corps, but maybe still one of you. Rest gently please.

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