by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

I know we got ourselves a war,
they called in Marines
from near and far
and if you think 
they cannot do it,
just wait till
they get to it,
you'll see a fight like
you ain't seen before.

Now these Marines
are pissed off as can be
'cause they have messed 
with our liberty;
if those idiots only knew it,
they have really blew it
'cause we ain't gonna
let the matter stand.

We will chase their ass
from here to Kingdom Come
'cause what they did
is really kind of dumb.
If they really
knew our kind
then they are out of
their stupid mind.
If they think
they'll get by
with flyin' bombs
across our skies
then they got  a
lot more thought 
to come.

Now that we have 
those bastards 
on the run,
I think it's gonna'
be a lot of fun to
chase those idiots,
drag their ass 
before the town
and string them up
for their kind to see.

I think I speak for
a lot of guys
who feel this way
and really despise
the wrong they did;
'twas ill advised.
We bore them naught
but friendship
and they have let
the feeling slip.
Oh, well. . .
it was their time to go.

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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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