by Bryan “Gannicus” Myers
-A flag is folded-
-Roll is called-
We aspire to be great, we train as we fight,
We are daydreamers who own the dead of night.
We become savage, the best among the average.
We never rest to become average among the best.
Of course, it doesn’t have any baggage.
175-grain shots backed by boat tails,
turn to 80 proof shots off bar rails.
What I dream? Devils, funerals, details
Then somehow the hand of my daughter
Was replaced with the handle of a bottle.
And now I feel so hollow.
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on March 25, 2019. Bryan “Gannicus” Myers served over 11 years on active duty, mostly serving in the 82nd as an 11B, 1BCT 2/504 PIR (White Devils)