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I don't want to fight

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I don't want to fight

I don’t want to fight

I’ve been here just a few long days
I’ve still a year to go
There’s not too much to do out here
The days, they pass so slow
And lord, it gets so blooming warm
It’s not the place to be
If one’s looking for a comfort zone
And sweet tranquillity.

The Cong, they send their missiles in
The guns they roar so loud
They hate our guts, behind that wire
They’re fighters, and they’re proud
These folk, they want to keep their land
And I guess they’ve got their rights
I don’t know what we’re trying to win
But I don’t want to fight.

Oh, I don’t care about Vietnam
I really, truly do not give a damn
I just want to go back home
And be just who I am.

Three hundred and sixty days to go
I think I’ll die out here
If net through this fighting thing
Maybe, I’ll die of fear
I have a wife and two sweet kids
The baby I’ve not seen
But here I am in Vietnam
All dressed in jungle green

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 7:51:00 AM
    This seems to be a flashback or some created fantasy to calm the fear we all face at some time. I like this honest rendering of someone who needs to be loved. I really like your writing and will be reading more later... Much respect, my friend..... Jake

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/5/2013 12:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's just how it was John, that's probably how it always will be, war opens one's eyes, In guess. Thanks for your comments my friend Peter