Charlie Mike

12 Feb

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

Charlie Mike

There will be times in life when you
Feel that you’re overwhelmed
You’ve suffered too much loss and feel
The wheel cannot be helmed

It starts to rain and won’t ease up
It just proceeds to pour
It’s in those times you should recall
The words of our brave Corps

“Charlie Mike” is what troops say
When plans all go to shit
They do not abort their mission
Instead, they deal with it

“Charlie Mike” from the NATO
Phonetic Alphabet
The letters “C” and “M” declare
It isn’t over yet

And it has carried me through
Times of loss and sorrow when
I knew not what to do

When I could not devise a plan
In face of all the strife
“Charlie Mike’s” the one plan that
Helped me go on with life

When your mind is elsewhere and
You’re too focused on grief
“Charlie Mike” will move your legs
And help turn a new leaf

Regardless of your losses
Even if they’re catastrophic
Keep it simple instead of
Being so philosophic

Take note from our warriors
Adorned in camouflage
“Charlie Mike” no matter how
Persistent the barrage


5 Responses to “Charlie Mike”

  1. Raven of Leyla February 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I often say…”Carry On, carry on” Half from an old Hollies tune and other half funny military wisdoms LOL
    Thanks for these words…perfect!

    • Raven of Leyla February 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      I meant the song by Kansas LOL

  2. granbee February 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I had forgotten about Charlie Mike meaning continue mission. Thanks so much for the reminder today. I need it on my morning meditation walks to reinforce my resolve to stay with the excerise of the gifts God has given me, not the ones others wish I would buy for them!

  3. lizisawarrior December 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Reblogged this on Liz Living Life and commented:
    This was exactly what I needed to hear today. ❤

    • Warrior Poet December 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      And every day. 🙂 Thanks for reblogging.

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