Basic Training: Memories Still Linger
By David Smith August 25, 2009
Basic Training hits home hard;
My platoon Sergeant; vividness so large;
Came in for his coffee;
He reminds me of my past.
Like jumping to attention;
Those days still last.
A tall thin man; Military cut to boot.
Pictured the uniform; Dress Greens was the suit.
RCR cap badge and pace stick by his side.
Those memories were vivid
Where nothing seems to hide.
Eleven weeks of training for the rest of my life.
To come to attention
In my mind every night;
To hold on to memory; don’t let it go.
Building blocks of life; for a future to grow.