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by Lowell J Bergeron
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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I heard a song on the radio about Vietnam tonight and it set me off to write this. I don't know who the young man in the picture is, but his face, to me, typifies the look of war. Vietnam vets did what they were asked to do. In return they were ridiculed, spit upon, and in general treated like the enemy. I knew some who went over and most came back physically unscathed. Only they and God know about their emotional and mental well being. I apologize for being long winded.


Because of illness then I didn’t attend.
To know what went on I’ll not pretend.
Television informed us to the bitter end.
A neighborhood kid was killed over there.
He was one of thousands caught unaware.
In the end he was sent on with a prayer.
A cousin and friend wounded and came back
Home to a nation not cutting them slack.
Easy to mouth off if you didn’t give it a crack.
It came and went even today leaving a scar.
Years pass yet we don’t know where many are.
Every generation has one; Vietnam was our war.
Copyright © September 27, 2011 by Lowell Bergeron


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Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/28/2011
As well a war NEVER forgotten...(wish I could)
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/28/2011
Powerful verses on war. They are gone but not forgotten in our hearts. Our soldiers should always be on our minds and hearts. God bless.

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