When I was little,
They told me I could be anything.
Anything at all, they'd shout!
9 years old, and this came to mind.
Those are pretty cool.
Maybe I could be an astronaut.....
Hmm, or what about airplanes?!
I thought at 16 I could fly.
As an adrenaline junkie, that's a perfect match....
Ooo Ooo, Ooo, what about animals.....
I could be a vet?
As time narrowed and college came closer
I need to decide.
19 Years old and I figured I'd stick to what I knew.
History, English, and Theatre
That's a perfect match.
"What do you plan to do with it" they prod.
I dunno, Smithsonian or something fancy???
That was too cliche I deemed.
At the age of 20 I decided my life lie in science.
Environmental science and Astronomy....
That's where it's at. I can hug trees and star gaze,
Then it hit me.
Navy Blue, Red, and Yellow.
Catching my drift? No...? Let me clarify.
The Few, The Proud.
Ring a bell yet?
Those Devil Dogs with that Devil Growl...
That kind heart with hands to kill.
Brothers that will never leave you behind,
Sisters to keep you sane.
Family bound by ties that will never sever.
I want to say
"I never gave up"
"Look at me now,
The Few, The Proud!"
One day, I will don those Blues
Next to my Grandfather and Father alike.
With all my heart and soul
I Dream to be
A United States Marine