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Viet Nam Prayer

For asking please forgive us Father But were you with us here today? In this place that must be hell. If it is not, then we cannot tell. We lost so many good friends here today. It is so bad that we no longer know the way. We have seen so much in this past year. We really need to know that you are here. We need your love, your guidance and a song. We fear this place and that our being here is wrong. So many of us seem lost. Yet we stay together no matter the cost. Please Father guide us and show us the way. So that we can survive another day, and If we are not to make it home, Please do not let us die here all alone.
I wrote this many years ago, and thought I would share it now.

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 4:21:00 AM
    Thank you, my friend, for all you gave. Nam brought out the best in many young men... I just posted "Ballad of Sammy Taylor." It was easy to write but, so hard, to read.... Jake

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Beautiful prayer. I have a strong testimony of prayer. My father was in Vietnam, 101st airbourne. I wrote two poems with his experience in mind; Letters from the Battlefield and Confessions of a Soldier if you would like to read them.

    West Avatar Rollo West
    Date: 1/8/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Michael, thank you so much for your comments about my work, and yes, I would very much like to see your work you mentioned. Rollo
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Did you write this in the field? That would be something to know!!! It must have been hell for sure over there. thanks for all you did for our country.

    West Avatar Rollo West
    Date: 1/6/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Andrea, it was written over a period of several missions I was on. Rollo