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Mail Call

Story ID:11343
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Corona Ca. Orange
Year:2017
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Mail Call

When you’re serving Uncle Sam
Thousands of miles from home
Even with dozens of other guys
At times you feel all alone

You sometimes feel so tired
You could sleep for a week
Still with a letter from home
Is something you heartily seek

Mess Call
Roll Call
But Mail call
Was the best Call of all

You waited eagerly
To hear them call your name
A note from home or girlfriend
Would ease that lonely pain

When mail call was over
And there’s nothing for you
You can get that “Forgotten me” feeling
Tend to feel a little blue

As you lay in your bunk
Staring at the ceiling
Thinking you’ve been forgotten
It’s a lousy feeling

Then in a day or two
That letter finally came
Things changed
You feel good again

So to your Serviceman
Who feels all alone
Nothing is better than a letter
From his family at home.

Monte L. Manka 7-8-2017