His name was Steve, he was our medic at Taza PowerPlant Iraq 2010
He was surprised when I told him I was single.
Thought it ‘strange that I would prefer to be ‘alone’
He had a newly acquired wife. The previous one didn’t work out
The new one was telling him what a good ‘deal he had, whilst she was out
Spending his money
She was a regular Princess
And all the while he lived in a container under sandbags two thirds of the year. But we all knew(except Steve) if it wasn’t for the Off shore money,
She would not piss on him sideways even if he naturally combusted next to her
Yet Steve ‘believed his efforts was going to pay off in the end, and that he was in love with ‘his soulmate
At night he spoke with her on Skype. Often it would be an argument about money … Two weeks before he had bought a new lounge sweet, and now she was going away for a week to France.
Yet somehow he believed that he had found’ Someone, and Something worth having
He didn’t want to get old alone(he told me) …
Then there was D.
We sometime s had a drink at night
Then he d ‘share’ … and he’d tell me about ‘T’ – The new wife
T’ had two children. The Boy wanted to be a girl, and the girl was an angry dyke that hated men
D was smitten never the less. And T ‘milked him
D’ sat there crying in a container telling me, night after night, about how he loved her, and how she was screwing some old boyfriend back at home whilst the ‘kids were living in the house he was paying for
Whilst he was counting off the days in a container, waxing his carrot, before he would fly back home to be’ together’ with his ‘soul mate’ his own Tornado
And the then;
There was Rich , who got his head blown off,
And his newly acquired Russian Wife who ‘scored Big with the Life Insurance payout, She could hard believe her luck!
And Mr Burns(as we called him)
And Sean …
And the List goes on and on
All tough, capable guys.
All looking for love
But finding something else entirely
We could likewise erect a Wall of remembrance for these men
Went away from Family, and Life
Went away and dreamt of love waiting back at home
But got the rug pulled
They aint worth it
Somewhere mommy found a better deal