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Basic Training - U.S. Army

Updated on August 9, 2013
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Maurice Bishop, a powerful, spoken word Poet currently serving in the United States Army. Published Author & Motivational Speaker.

I never knew I would make it in basic// (Face it)

Me surviving here was like surviving in Alaska totally naked//

Surrounded by soldiers of all different races//

And being yelled at and curse at by many angry faces//

Doing push-ups all night we couldn't debate it//

Whatever command they gave we had to obey it//

Waking up 3 in the morning I already hate it//

Doing PT in the cold and we couldn't delay it//

Drill Sergeants shouting, "Get Motivated" but we always faked it//

And eating food so fast we can hardly taste it//

We had to be ready at all cost//

We had a minute to clean and a minute to wash//

A minute to put our clothes on and a minute to floss//

If time was wasted then our personal time was lost//

Life is what you make it but soldiers always complaining//

Fights and quarrels in the barracks was mentally draining//

Exercising our body even when it's raining//

And when our muscles straining we was told pushing our body was good training//

Pain is weakness leaving the body is what the drills had us claiming//

Being the standard was what we were aiming//

Doing hand to hand combatitives so only the strongest stand//

Grab them up, choke them out and put their face in the sand//

Going to ranges and shooting our M-16

And we were taught that guts make the grass grow green

The endurance course, we soldiers really worked as a team //

Accomplishing our course so we rejoice in screams//

Can't forget about the gas chamber, we could barely breathe//

Eyes burning, throwing up we were happy to leave//

At Victory Forge we trained in the snowstorm//

Everyday for six days wearing the same uniform//

Sleeping in areas that were pretty mudded//

And our ruck sacks being soaked cause our tents was flooded//

After Victory Forge we soldiers screamed in motivation//

Cause next week we wear our class A's at our graduation//

On the day of Graduation basic training was officially over//

And on that day I became an American Soldier//

The Soldier's Guide: The Complete Guide to U.S. Army Traditions, Training, Duties, and Responsibilities
The Soldier's Guide: The Complete Guide to U.S. Army Traditions, Training, Duties, and Responsibilities

This manual condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all ranks in the Army, it covers everything from the history and traditions of the American military to training and service benefits. Find out about such ideals as “The Warrior Ethos” that drive soldiers during a mission and the Army’s values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and discipline. In addition, sections cover ethical reasoning, the basic principles of war, military courtesies, individual combat skills, and more.

 

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    • wisdom25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 

      6 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks Deborah. I know your father was a tough drill sergeant. Much love and respect to your father and you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow I am so proud of you.. My father is retired army. in fact he was a drill Sargent.

      Congratulations

      Debbie

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