Stanza 60


"I have already gone to see the mayor
Who was hospitable beyond compare,
And just today a group of men came here
To make their pleasure with us very clear.
If we continue to establish trust
The villagers will know that we are just
As eager for improvements in their lives
As they are. Thus our policy derives
From twin desires. Our interests combine
With this small town, so if we can divine
A way to help achieve the peoples' goals
We gladly should exchange the normal roles
Marines perform for PR jobs instead.
Don't wear your foggy bottom on your head
As if you were an FSO at State,
But be alert so we'll anticipate
And frustrate those who undermine the peace.
Our time is short and fighting must decrease
So terrorists will not be free to roam.
In seven months, this unit rotates home."