Blue Steell

by jedadiah wessel
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his is my moped. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My moped is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my moped is useless. Without my moped, I am useless. I must fire my moped true. I must ride straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must pass him before he passes me. I will... My moped and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our blast, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit... My moped is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its exhaust. I will keep my moped clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will... Before God, I swear this creed. My moped and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.


1980 Puch Murray




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