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Vets story

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Vets story

Vietnam Vets Story

Have you heard the story
Of those bold courageous men
Who served their country tall and proud
As they fought in Vietnam.
They done their country proud and all
And showed how soldiers fought
But now their lives aren’t worth a damns 
Their nerves all tense and taut.

They sprayed their poisons on trees
Endangered all these men
And fed them drugs not tested yet
They didn’t care back then!
They wanted just to win a war
A war pointless and mad
And many now do suffer so
Their lives all sour and sad.

And now these men just live their lives
All down with no self value
{Their bodies torn their minds all twisted
Marriages broken too!}
They have to fight with all their might
To get fair compensation!!!!
What price to risk one’s soul and life
In defence of one‘s good nation.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:06:00 PM
    this is so true and so well told!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/13/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene...peter
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:03:00 PM
    a great read Peter, loved all your comments tom me.....Seren

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Seren...Peter
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 2:18:00 PM
    a very very sad story of our vets;. I feel bad for them after all the crap they went through fighting for our country. It's so unfair. My dad got disability for the rest of his life from the Korean War, but i think later vets did not fare as well. The govt. is getting stingier and stingier with them now.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I shouldn't really moan, the Oz govt looks after me well, but not so with so many others, who have been fighting for a pension for years. Thanks for your comments, Andrea...Peter
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 6:51:00 AM
    I enjoyed your write peter....SOUPMAIL....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Donna...Peter