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The big cat roars

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Poem about the horrors of war in South vietnam

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The big cat roars

A big cat roared in the wilderness,
As the birds fled to the skies,
As the echo's of the thunderbirds
Be drowning out their cries.
As mad, mad man goes off to war,
And young men die 
Oh Lord what for?????

The dark green bird with the big propeller 
Be dropping off some fine young fellows,
To fight a mad, mad, war in tears
As anguished mothers face their fears.
As boys, some dying for leaders pride,
Be forced to thrust their souls aside.

The Romans march they off to war,
They're still with us, and that's for sure.
The Gulf, Iraq and Vietnam
Does anybody give a damn???
About boys dying in the night,
And who be wrong and who be right.?

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:20:00 PM
    this is a strong and fearless poem. you are so right. Enjoyed your poetry.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/15/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Andrea. I appreciate you reading and commenting on my verse Peter
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:48:00 PM
    This one goes straight to my heart Peter, the unspeakable pain the wages of war, such a deep write humbles me in ways that only war poems do, thank you for sharing love xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 6/14/2013 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Rose, I love writing these kind of verse, because war is the most stupid of acts, and having been in one I feel I should write about it.