Joseph Anderson

Bronze Star - 2,319 Points (3-12-25)

Physical Training-Air Force Style - Poem by Joseph Anderson

They say we have to take it
And tell us what to wear;
I never try to make it
But, somehow do get there.

They say it's mighty good for you
'Twill make your muscles double;
I'd like to keep mine half the size
And save that toil and trouble.

They hold three classes every day,
At eight, at ten and two.
So sad the times they pick to play,
Are short and all too few.

They make me lie upon the ground
And push myself back up.
'Easy, listen for the sound
Stay in cadence with the hup'

They lay me over on my back
And make me touch my toes;
I bend until my muscles crack,
Still on and on this goes.

They send me on a road run
Through wooded hill and dale;
When I get back where it begun,
I have a dragging tail.

Now, life would be so heavenly,
If we could only part,
With this detestable P.T.
And spend those hours on art.

Air Force Days- 1944


Comments about Physical Training-Air Force Style by Joseph Anderson

  • Ruby Honeytip (11/22/2012 6:55:00 AM)


    'Cadence' is my favourite word.
    'Running' is not!
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/4/2012 9:09:00 PM)


    Cheers! Very funny. Got to exercise all the emotions. And this one will have us laughing for times to come. Really good Joseph. 10 (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/31/2012 12:55:00 PM)


    But when the bullets start to fly
    through the cover sparse and thin
    and every tree a sniper’s eye
    I’d rather face my Sergeant’s chin.

    Great poem Joe. Stay down!
    (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/30/2012 2:21:00 PM)


    Sounds like a very painful business - very amusing, great poem Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/30/2012 1:56:00 PM)


    Just wonderful Sir, just wonderful, Oh, how I love the second verse, I had a problem reading the rest for laughter, (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »



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?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012



[Report Error]