A contest entry
I was sworn to secrecy by my land
I had the highest clearance on hand
I served on a missile crew
I had many top secret things to do.
I did not want to be so sick
I tried hard to make myself stick
Yet the secrets were just too much
It took me from my job as such.
I love my country and always will
I loved her then and I do still
Since my disease could do her harm
I left the service at its alarm.
I still keep secrets though it is hard
I want to live in a free backyard.