WAR MUSIC, Jonathan Flores

I run, I climb, I slide, I fall
Escaping from danger, that is all
“Swish!” next to my ear, “Bam!” in front and “Boom!” behind
We should’ve known, we made a mistake, there was a sign
A red flag, a blue flag and a white
Not the American flag, it’s the Taliban wanting to fight
Each a marker to blow us piece by piece
But our training keeps us from resting in peace
We pass by the blue, “Boom!” Shocked, what to do?
We pass by the white, “Bam!” Fighting back, they are out of sight
We pass by the red, “Swish!” There is blood, distress and friends shot in the head

I run, I climb, I slide, I fall
Escaping from danger, that is all
“Swish!” next to my ear, “Bam!” in front and “Boom!” behind
I’m running, running for my life
Surrounded by steep mountains and rocky hills
This is a nightmare where everyone dies or kills
I reach out to one rock, it slips and I go
Back down again to a place I don’t want to know
I look to my left and look to my right
I am luckier than my buddies; they’re bleeding and full of fright

Thinking back about these times, the music just comes back to my ears
“Boom! Bam! Swish! Boom! Bam! Swish!”