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A call to serve.

By June 29, 2019 No Comments

I remember how the village was in a frenzy when the letters came.
Every male above fifteen and under twenty years had been invited to the army base in Vandeikya.
No matter how I wished it not to, the day came anyway.
Curse the crow that roused me from sleep that chilly morning.
Mother cried buckets before I even set out for base.
Father offered words of encouragement, as if he knew anything about war.
My zeal to return must be why I have survived these two years, I miss mother’s cooking, I miss the warm embrace of my bed.

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