It marked the end of the training
It also marked the new beginning
The oath that they took promising
The sacrifice to the peril of life.
It ended the holiday for some
It ended the great food for some
It ended physical activities for some
It ended short nights for some.
Hectic days for both Desuup
And the instructors.
Over on the beat of "auld Lang syne"
In the slow march in threes
Passing out of the parade ground
Watched by the parents, friends and relatives
Proud to see the metamorphosis
Of the person in a short duration
Willing to volunteer, untold
Promising to fulfill the aspirations
Of the king, country and people
With skills and discipline acquired
Within the short duration imbibed.