Immediate Action and Life’s Handicap

When tracer snarls about your ears
Because the bastard knows your there.
When so much noise explodes the fears
And drills take over what you do;
Run, crawl to cover, get your breath.
There he is, he’s in your sight,
Take satisfaction from his death
Let loose that round to end the fight.


By Michael Shave


FILE PHOTO: A 2RAR soldier orders his section to advance during a platoon attack, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Photo by Lance Corporal Kyle Genner





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