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Contributor: Thurman P. Woodfork || Poem Categories

Crossroads country as flag
Troops in 2005 ... Photo by USAF MSgt Brian NickeyNervous, untried, energetic,
and full of eager bravado;
uncertainty concealed
behind the fanciful swagger
of an Old West desperado.

Bright eyed and alert for
the slightest sign of possible
disbelief in his ability to
perform from his buddies,
set to counter with the agile
reflexes of a thief.

There he is, filled with all
the malleable enthusiasm of
inexperienced youth, still
relying on elders and teachers
to impart to him the unbiased
truth.

Somewhat like a primed farm
field, open and receptive, yet far
too complex to just be though of as
fallow. It seems wholly inadequate
to describe him simply as �callow'.
Open for tutoring, he presents a
truly awesome responsibility.
By Thurman P. Woodfork
Copyright 2005
Listed January 1, 2011

About Author... Thurman P. Woodfork (Woody) spent his Air Force career as a radar repairman in places as disparate as Biloxi, Mississippi; Cut Bank, Montana; Tin City, Alaska; Rosas, Spain and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Detachment 7 of the 619th Tactical Control Squadron, a Forward Air Command Post located on Trai Trang Sup. Trang Sup was an Army Special Forces camp situated about fifty miles northwest of Saigon in Tay Ninh province, close to the Cambodian border. After Vietnam, Woody remained in the Air Force for nine more years.

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