Five Card Story: A Beneficial Run

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a Five Card Flickr story by David Bosley created Aug 26 2015, 04:11:00 am. Create a new one!

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Another Devil Dog returns to the city where he was born and raised. He is up before the sun; a habit long in the making. Running will make him feel better, he tells himself. Although the streets of this metropolis are precisely as he remembers them, this time it feels strange. He interrogates his thoughts and wonders why this concrete jungle is the antithesis of home. Marines forfeit home for duty and his took him far away to exotic places; a different kind of jungle. Impoverished and broken landscapes would make him feel more at ease than steel bridges and skyscrapers. As he approaches the street where he grew up, graffiti proclaims an end to the chaos to which his duty is betrothed. Maybe for the quiet civilian the war is over, but another conflict emerges; a conflict unseen.
A genteel nod, after applause and commendation received upon arrival, was all he could muster. The macabre turmoil of war laves a person somewhat tainted and dirty, part of him was still with his fallen comrades a long way away.
In the end, each Devil Dog makes a choice and he tirelessly challenges his inner struggle choosing to live. Upon arriving home, he rests on the American soil he fought for and recalls that his sacrifice was not in vain.

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