Dog Face Doc 11th LIB Americal Infantry Division RVN
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A child wanted to be a soldier, 
Needed to prove he was brave ...
Knew not of life's purpose nor did he
Fear the grave.

By age sixteen
He considered himself too smart for school,
Undaunted by danger, void of fear...
By seventeen he had become an army volunteer.

His military teachers
Taught him to dismiss the "Golden Rule."
In service to the great Shaitan
He had become the ultimate tool.

Disregarding moral values
That his parents did instill,
He would become expert with the rifle
And trained to kill at will.

He had a love affair with the M-16 rifle.
He loved to shoot.
He utilized it to fulfill his oath
To establish Taughoot.

He courted war,
Needed war's drama and thrill,
Addicted to the adrenaline rush ...
The manhunt and the kill.

He had no more goals in life.
He had Fulfilled his life long dream.
He had become a Sergeant
By age eighteen.

Blood stained hands,
Blood Splattered face ...
Despicable standing before his Lord
In a state of disgrace.

On his blood
Mosquitoes and leeches did feast.
Plagued by snakes, rats, ants, fleas and disease;
He trudged through rice paddy water up to his knees.

He wanted it to end.
He needed it to cease.
Misguided child, no Longer desired to play his role
As the "World's Police."

Alcohol addicted, drug addicted, pimp, pillager, arsonist,
Ambusher, murderer of man, woman, animal and child.
His mis-spent youth had greatly aged him,
His face wore no smile.

By age nineteen, without knowledge of Allah's Deen
Or World of The Unseen ...
He felt doomed to consume
From the Tree of Zaqoom.

Because of his misdeeds
By age nineteen
He felt himself worthy
Of The Fire of Jaheem.

Blood stained hands,
Blood splattered face,
Blood of the innocent,
tTat no water can erase.

The battle field was his Alma Mater.... 
At twenty-one
His only Hope became Islam
And acceptance of Shahadah.

Most appreciative to his Lord,
The All Seeing, The All Hearing,
The Acceptor of Repentance,The Forgiver,
The Most High. The Eternal One that never dies.

To Him only is due Praise!
Grateful to his Lord for having been Raised
From the depths of this Dunya
To the Light of Islam.

He has become humble before his Lord,
Thankful to still be alive at age fifty-five!
He bows down With those who bow down
And has Never missed his five (salaat).

For Allah he is still a soldier without fear.
And in the Army Of Allah ...
The Mujahideen proclaim …

Abu Lateef

Glossery ...

1. Shaitan: The devil.
2. Taughoot: Anything that one pledges an oath to other than Allah. Such as a flag, patriotism to tyrants or idols etc.
3.Zaqoom: A tree found in Hell with fruit that is poisoness and resembles the heads of serpents from which the inhabitants of Hell will be forced to eat.
4.Deen: Way of life, sometimes translated as religion.
5.Jaheem: One of the names of Hell.
6.Shahadah: Giving testimony and/or bearing withness in Islamic Monotheism.
7.Dunya: This earthly materialistic existence.
8.salaat: The Five daily prayers required to be performed by each Muslim.
9.Mujahideen: Those who struggle and strive in the Ways of Allah by every available lawful method.
10.Takbir: Allah is Great.

Copyright ©2004 H Khalil Abd Al Haqq

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