Acrostic Fire & Movement

An Acrostic to do With Minor Tactics
And some advice.

Fighting needs a certain care,
Its conduct ruled by those in place – but
Righteous talk by those not there
Embroil our men who then lose face.

And, we ask, should our young men
(Never sure of why they must.)
Defend themselves against the pen?

Make sure you task your fighting man
On those you really want to beat.
View your reasons twice and then
Ensure those reasons reach the street.
Mean what you say, do what you mean;
Enabling yours to win your war.
Never cease supporting him
Today, tomorrow, ever more.


By Michael Shave


FILE PHOTO: Trooper Jakob West, Rifle Company Butterworth Rotation 137, fights through the final objective of a training exercise, covering arduous terrain through dense jungle. Story by Captain Diana Jennings. All photos by Bombardier Guy Sadler.





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One thought on “Acrostic Fire & Movement

  • 26/04/2023 at 3:02 pm

    Thank you for all poems – some wonderful insights to be shared.


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