Ataturk Never knew
David Arendsee

Turkey? Where? Let's get the map,
I can't find it anywhere.
Do we have to go? I like it here.
Why are we going there?
Air Force, Army, NATO calls
Daddy has to go.
Pack again, it's been three years
A routine we've grown to know.
Goodbye, dear friends, we're leaving,
To find new friends again;
Never easy, never fun
Where ever we have been.
Away, away to Izmir
Another place in time,
The ride in from the airport --
This can never be mine.
The traffic, oh, the driving!
The sheep, the dirt, the smell;
Cats --- everywhere -- I see them
Lord, I don't feel too well!
I can't drink the water
Is the food okay?.