Written for: NaPoWriMo – Day 26
Write a poem that incorporates a call or response, e.g. sermon, sea chanty, etc.
So, you want to be in the Army.
No sir, I was drafted.
Why are your hands shaking?
Must be all the drugs I did.
Are you trying to get out of doing your duty?
There’s a big spider right behind you, sir!
I do not see a spider, and I do not think you do, either. How come you are not in college? Didn’t think you’d make the grade?
No sir. My family does not have the money to send me.
Where do you live?
Philadelphia, sir. Lots of gangs. Lots of blood on the streets. I stabbed a few people in my time.
Well then, son, you’re our man. You’re in the army now!