Soldiers who wish to be a hero

Original Text: 
unlocated (a US Army latrine). Printed in Paul Fussell, Poetic Meter & Poetic Form, rev. edn. (McGraw-Hill, 1979): 56.
1Soldiers who wish to be a hero
2Are practically zero.
3But those who wish to be civilians,
4Jesus, they run into millions.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.