January 23, 2012
By CoastieCalum BRONZE, Santa Cruz, California
CoastieCalum BRONZE, Santa Cruz, California
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Favorite Quote:
Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman (written by VADM Harry G. Hamlet, USCG)
I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.

I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.

I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.

I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.

I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.

I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.

I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.

I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.

I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.

I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.

With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works...


Is it about an M-16?
Or is it John 3:16?
They go into the villages
They pillage but what do they get?
Death of a thousand young men
Ties to a religion to a crime
People switching sides
Lessons taught
Of what we should not
Something so obvious
That the deaf can hear it

The author's comments:
After studying a brief religion unit in my English Composition class, I was able to open my eyes a bit wider and think about how religion connects to war. This is my first try at a poem since elementary school.

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