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Dearest Momma

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Dearest Momma

Dearest momma,
I sure do love you and miss you.
From this helicopter, I get a gruesome view.

Some friends are wading in the mud.
Carrying one wounded keeping him out of the crud.

I hate to say it, but Vietnam's like hell.
Everywhere you look you see fragments of blown up shell.

When will this war ever end precious one?
Will I see you at home or beyond the sun?

Keep praying for these copters to stay in the air,
and to keep us here in Vietnam, safe from all the fire.

Momma darling I must close this letter.
And we'll hope and pray all our days will get better.

Your loving son,
Jimmy

Jimmy Anderson "World of War: Vietnam" contest

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  1. Date: 4/26/2011 8:22:00 AM

    It's heartwarming and heart aching at the same time... simple but beautiful.

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 2:09:00 PM

    I love this poem.

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 5:20:00 AM

    Many congratulations Jimmy on your win in Miranda's fine contest, Happy Easter....:)

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 11:22:00 AM

    Great to see you in the winner's circle Jimmy. Congratulations on your worthy poem's place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 3:44:00 PM

    Congratulations on your 6th Place win in the contest, JAM. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 1:25:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Miranda, Jimmy

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 11:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the contest Jimmy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 3:39:00 PM

    Best of luck in the contest, JAM. You have a great imagination to capture that horrible event. Love ya. Annalise

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 11:57:00 AM

    this sounded really nice, Jimmy.. sad but beautiful. how are you anyway? sorry for the late sm reply, but i've been gone a while. thanks for checking up on me,appreciate it(: ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 2:00:00 PM

    Hi Jimmy hope you are well. I'm waiting to enter your first contest and read your first blog. Good luck with your verse. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 4:20:00 PM

    this is a good example of a couplet thanks cory

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 8:14:00 AM

    It was surely a sad time in America's history and you've portrayed the deep feelings and fear very well..good luck in the contest Jimmy...love,Deb