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Anthony Vincent --- Dead or Alive

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Anthony Vincent --- Dead or Alive

Yes, they called me the fool, The Jester ,the class clown
Younger brother of Anthony Vincent: Athlete renown
All star quarterback, number one forward , pitching ace
The town and high school news paper, front page: His Face
Mom and Dad send Ant to Yale and I go to the Vietnam War
Over there my mind inhales the atrocities of torture blood and gore 
.I envision when they took Jimmy Jones, ripped out his tongue
Cut his eyelids off,  crucified him on a small knoll ,facing the sun
Watching from my bamboo cage immersed up to my chin
Hearing poor Jimmy’s groans and moans over and over again
The leeches, water snakes, and marsh rats gnawing at my flesh
No longer felt like torture, unlike Jimmy : I could see  each new day fresh
Wide spread insanity among my troop and I was the most deranged 
While being insane I had devised a plan, my brother’s death was arranged
Through the G.I. bill  I bought a home on a small knoll: facing the sun
Doctor Anthony Vincent, Why not stay at my house: brother number one
Hello, MOM, is Anthony there? Hospital just called he didn’t show at work
Anthony Vincent Missing for 72 hours I laugh at my parents tears
Mom, Dad, I feel so bad, the number one son, You’ve Loved all these Years
Son ; you saw Anthony last , please tell me is he Dead or Alive??
In order to not tell a lie; looked  my Dad in the eye and Answered  -  YES

Inspired by Elaine George's Contest "Tell me a story"

Lady Elaine George -- Is this " POE " Enough?

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  1. Date: 5/10/2012 1:40:00 PM
    Very nice story here! This must have taken a lot of effort and tho9ught. Brilliant. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 5:36:00 PM
    what a write such horror I can see why not as many commented as usual for get way more read then i do...I mostly always write uncomfortable things like real dear friend and true I'm sure BIG hugs

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 4:56:00 PM
    HG, this is POE.. right to the" tintinabulation that so musically swells from the tingling and the jingling of the bells bells bells bells bells! :) ...-Robert

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:09:00 PM
    moving story, I would not make it in war, I am a wimp.

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 1:35:00 PM
    Brother...thats worse(better?) than Poe. Your on a roll HG. Hope your feeling better. BG

  1. Date: 11/19/2009 11:25:00 AM
    WOW HG what a story. I wish you the very best in Elaine's contest. Love you my forever friend, Carol