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A far away land standing your first post at night
Watching the night fill with stars
Trying so hard to control your fright
Thinking of family at home  far away

Ears alert listening to each night sound
Nerves on edge seeking demons in the dark
Waiting for the coffee truck to come around
Jumping as off in the distance a k-9 barks

Watching all around for a threat
All alone with  fear grabbing your thoughts
Your hands wet  shirt damp with sweat
Trying to remember all you were taught

Recalling all that the Sergeant had said
Keep out of the light don't fall asleep
Stay calm think don't lose your head
Off in the distance the roar of a jeep

You can overcome the inter fear
Coffee hot and steamy now in your hand
Realizing your new brothers are near
Learning to stand up like a man

Your relief now takes your place
Looking skyward you see dawns light
Heading off now with friendly faces
Do you remember your first post at night

                                          Edwin J. Smith
                                        The Old Cowboy Poet
                                           March 15th 2009

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