Quonset Hut Redux

The actual pilots who drove those
Fighters and bombers on adrenaline-
Fuelled missions in the clouds were
Often too young to vote or drink
Legally in public bars. I recall
Being senior staff at a summer camp
Where teenagers were responsible
For the life and limbs of pre-teens
In and on the water, on archery
Ranges and the trails; yet these
Same teenagers the next fall
Would not be trusted
To go to the washroom
Out of class without a pass.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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