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Here We Go Again (poem)

By Jan Barry

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Here we go again,
Back in the saddle again,
War in Europe again,
Where "Kilroy was here"—

3rd Infantry Division, paratroop combat brigades,
B-52 bombers, fighter squadrons
On the move to front line positions
Facing the bearish threat of yore—

Been there before,
I grew up training to fight the Russians,
Hunkering in school hallways
In nuclear war drills—

Now a new generation of GIs
Is headed into the war zone
To face off with the Russian army
Rampaging across Ukraine—

Flashbacks flash across the TV,
Across my brain—
Dragging me back in time
To the world war where I was born

—Jan Barry


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