Newly enlisted soldier
Being an initial soldier.
I’m not as brave as you may assume.
But you’d be in error.
Indeed, it was thrilling.
At a time when the government was inviting.
The possibility of valiantly fighting.
But they were mistaken.
The surroundings were muddy.
The confessions were bloody.
We believed our positions to be strong.
However, we erred.
The last couple rounds did tremble.
He believed we had prevailed.
He was in error.