June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

the race against time

I wrote this for CW2 Petersen a Medavac Pilot in Iraq.

the race against time

he is a pilot
waiting for orders
he catches some sleep
as he leans back into the corner.

The nine line rings
injured 1; no, 2 maybe 3
location is given
the missions a go
he is brave, quick, and the best of his kind
but he cannot save all
he can only race against time

a few will pass on
some will live to see another day
he did his best either way
his constant test is the race against time.

Petersen Family