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It is early November of the year 2011, I have just stepped off the plane in Hawaii, coming back from pre-deployment leave.  My thoughts turn to my family, I have said my goodbyes but, not all of them...

    "Aloha! And mahalo for flying..." My thoughts are interrupted by two words I hate the most: 'Aloha' and 'mahalo', fucking Hawaiians! Hawaii is place where the general populace would rather see it's military occupants dead than on 'their' islands.

    I wait at the baggage claim area when my phone begins to ring; it displays the name 'Barboza'...

    "Oh God..." My heart sinks, I JUST got off the plane, what the hell does he want!

    "Hey Dilliard, you back on base yet?"
    "I'm in baggage claim right now."
    "Aight dude, give me a call when you get back on base."
    "Will do..." I dishearteningly reply.


    I arrive on base as the depressing taxi ride takes me past gate security and pulls into the parking lot of barracks '5071'.  I quickly pay the driver, grab my luggage, and begin my ascent up four flights of stairs to my room.  My spirit is lifted as I'm greeted by numerous loud obnoxious screams and "Erahs" of my fellow infantrymen; I excitedly return their screams.

   My brother, Molatch, was the first to welcome me back with open arms. We embraced, then he helped me carry the remainder of my bags to our room where we plopped on the couch, lit up a cigarette, and listened to the voices of Katy Perri and Taylor Swift on the stereo.

    Yells of joy then filled the room as Ellis and Howie proceeded to walk in.  We all sat down, smoked some more cigarettes, and talked about our leave stories; It wasn't until our minds turned toward deployment when we decided beer was a must.


- More of the story to come soon, so stick around-


Benjamin Dilliard
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Overall I am a Jack-of-all-trades, never extremely good at one thing but fairly decent in everything. I write poetry as a way to express myself, my thoughts, feelings, etc. If I feel uptight I usually write something to make myself feel calm again (other than punching a bag). I am a happy-go-lucky guy and always love making friends. I also love it when people tell me how I can possibly improve my poetry skills

Current Residence: Marine Corps
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Classic

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papichulo34 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
thanks for the add!
Ruby288 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
You have been Tagged hahah :D

PS: You dont have to tag anyone back, just did it for fun;)
Ruby288 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
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*: (=’ :’) :: Happy BirthDay! Benjamin :::::::::::::::::::::
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And Hope you Enjoy the Birthday Card when you receive it:D
nomadicsniper12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student
hey happy early birthday :iconcakeplz:
Ruby288 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
๑۞๑,,`๑۩ WELCOME HOME MY HERO ۩๑ ,,`๑۞๑

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BDilly12 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :-) your so sweet
Ruby288 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your so Welcome anytime for you,,, hehe awe thanks so are you,
and you deserve more welcoming home greetings!!!,
I did and thats what matters OORAH
aquaslullaby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
BDilly12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you are most welcome =] and thank YOU for the watch also
aquaslullaby Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np :)
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