Just one of the mis-adventures of Viet Nam we have obviously chosen to forget.
Below is the poem entitled 30,000 Lt Calleys- The My Lai Massacre which was written by poet
Bdosa. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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March 16, 1968 Viet Nam
30,000 Lt. Calleys
There's a sound in the dark
of a shot to its' mark
and it's ended a dream for good
for a boy in his prime
who's run out of his time
and he dies from words mis-understood.
There's a girl putting out
it's what her life's about,
and the only way she can survive,
but she gave all she could
more than anyone should,
then she's wasted, because she's not alive.
It's the land of the dead
and it' s pumped in their head,
anyone looking cross-eyed must die,
it's a license to kill,
you can bet that they will,
in the flash and the blink of an eye.
It's the dark. It's the cold.
It's the growing too old
It's the leaving of loved ones behind
to a peace never found
and a war all around,
though it's not any war they can find.
© ron wilson aka vee bdosa