Learn More

Maggie DeMay

Rookie (Angie, Louisiana)

We Put On The Uniform


We put on the uniform
all became one
lost in the formation
boots on the ground
rifles at the ready
Soldiers

We put on the uniform
cut all our hair
my braids fell on the floor
gone


The boots didn't fit
our smaller feet
grenades were made
for larger hands
everything was sized
for men
but

We put on the uniform
became soldiers
who wore perfume
because even if we looked like men
damned if we'd smell like them

We put on the uniform
and went to war
but most of the time
the enemy
stood next to us

We put on the uniform
We did what all soldiers do
we loved and lost
got drunk got laid got into brawls
fought, and bled and died
a long way from home

We put on the uniform
Once we were women
now we are soldiers
tiny boots on the ground
rifles at the ready
Soldiers who wore perfume

Submitted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (We Put On The Uniform by Maggie DeMay )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Woods, Only Woods, Hollywood, Bollywood,.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. The Drunkard Saheb Lying Fallen And His .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. The Circles, SANDIP GOSWAMI
  4. Oxygen of life, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. Orospu, Muzaffer Akin
  6. Desperation in the eyes, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. the Olympians, Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. we develop in pain, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Chances of life, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Permutations and combinations, Emmanuel George Cefai

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  6. Fine Days, Orhan Veli Kanik
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. The House of My Childhood, Dilip Chitre

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]