by Cpl. Robert L. Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

Someday,
within a year or so,
a book of poems from
press will flow.
They are the ones
that you know
and I put forth
for all to see.
And they were 
all for free.

                         And a book              >>>>
is coming out,
of Marine virtues
it will sing.
A story of 
a lone Marine
who has in battle
reigned supreme.
His love life
is a mess, you see.
Just like you.
just like me.

So look out for
their arrival,
help me with
their survival.
Don't be stingy,
don't be shy.
Pick up a copy
as you pass by.
You won't be sorry.
And neither will I.

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Reg. Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942-44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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