Poetry By Chuck

Subtitle

SICCUS N SERE



When the Eagle flies day or night
He carries the full weight of our countries might
and the knowledge you've imparted to lessen his plight
will make the difference needed to return from the fight

When an Airman faces the enemy all alone
and Rescue resides in a far away home
He will remember the training that you give
and return to shake your hand if he lives

ByCon! Comrade!  Come with me
To the land where fear is a tool of the enemy
ByCon! Comrade!  Survive the indignity
Of confinement and torture, with integrity

There's a place where others fear to tread
A place that causes nightmares deep in their head
A place of survival against all odds
A place where the loser is covered with sod

When all else is said and done
and there's no place hide or to run
When the odds are against you
and the flight or the fight has just begun

When your life is in danger
and there is no relief
When your future is in doubt
and your knocked from your feet

When you make that decision that means life or death
Your training takes over there's no time for regret!
Pull that lever, that cord, make that mod, be assured
The chute will open or your fear will be cured

Gain strength when your weak, be ready to compete
Use your courage to sustain you even in defeat
Your training won't fail especially when complete
SERE guides your actions keeping you on your feet

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In the Desert or Arctic, the Mountains or Stream
In Jungles or Tropics or when the Ocean screams
SERE's in my blood, my soul and my dreams
I pledge to teach and to guide each with esteem

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Feet first in the rapids, belay that rope,
Sharpen that blade and cut that throat
Frozen and cold with winds that swarm,
Frostbitten, heart broken, and never warm

Follow your training when far from home,
in all the landscapes your forced to roam
Seek that concealment with coverage and calm
Find a safe place while others sleep
Make no mistakes or be confined in defeat

Starvation a reality avoidance is wrong
Despite the torture you must stay strong
Recite the words of America's song
and sew a flag with sinew and tong

Use the Code to guide you each and every day
The Enemy will try to take your Honor today
Your SERE Brothers and Sisters are here to say;
"Return with Honor" or be carried away

                   ~~~

In the Desert or Arctic, the Mountains or Slipstream
In Jungles or Tropics or when the Ocean screams
SERE's in my blood, my soul and my dreams
I pledge to teach and to guide each with esteem

                   ~~~

Face your demons, invite them to tea
Bravely enter their territory
Only with training can you react instinctively
when reason leaves you in the face of the enemy

Dance with your demons and you will see
You cannot be defeated, you will succeed!
Might and right begin in the heart
but Knowledge and Ability must be learned from the start


ByCon! Comrade!  Come with me
To the land where fear is a tool of the enemy
ByCon! Comrade!  Survive the indignity
Of confinement and torture, with integrity

Revertere in gloria
                   ~~~

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