'Twas The Night Before Boot Camp
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    'Twas The Night Before Boot Camp

    Mods, wasn't sure where to put this for wannabes & poolees to see and comment on, so I thought I'd put it here. If it needs to be moved elsewhere, it can be moved.
    Got this poem from Sgt Grit today.......

    'Twas The Night Before Boot Camp

    'Twas the night before Boot Camp, covered in dirt,
    I was the only creature stirring, had to iron my shirt.
    My boots were all spit-shined, my pants pressed with care
    In hopes that Graduation soon would be there.

    The recruits were in formation, wished they were in bed
    While visions of push-ups danced in their heads
    We tucked in our shirt-tails, straightened our cap
    Many of us looked like we needed a nap

    When out from the barracks there arose such a clatter
    The DI's were coming, could they look any madder?
    Over to formation they flew like a flash
    Tore down our egos before they could clash

    We thought that we'd be there until we saw snow
    Doing thousands of push-ups on the pavement below.
    Out from our quivering arms flew our fear
    I could tell right away that teamwork was near

    PT was not fun, the runs were so quick
    I sure hope what's taught in the classes will stick
    And when we lost focus the DI's they came
    They yelled and they shouted and called us by name

    Now maggot, Now scumbag, recruit, Now louse
    On worthless, On loser, On fleabag, On mouse
    Get on the floor, Up against the wall
    Now push-ups, and push-ups, more push-ups for all

    With honor, integrity, no longer aloof
    We were coming together, we all saw the proof
    We lifted our heads, we were shouting out loud
    Future Marines, tall strong and proud

    Through classes and training we learned what to do

    To make sure we kill till the fightin' is through
    Clean our weapons by the light of the moon
    We can all tell that graduation is soon

    We thanked the Drill Instructors, they are not mean
    They taught us all how to work as a team
    Trained warriors, mean, green and lean
    We've earned the proud title of U.S. Marine

    We fight anywhere so you all can rest
    Our enemies are sure to give us a test
    They'll hear us exclaim as we turn out their light
    "Semper Fi to you all, we won the fight"

    Jason Wyatt, former LCpl with Kco. 3/8, Camp Lejeune

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