Viet Nam Veteran Reflection

Written by: Michael Ainsley

There are other things besides the years                                                                                               That make the young grow old                                                                                                      I 'v learned that bullets hurt worse than football  knees or broken noses                                       Or even slaps from pretty girls                                                                                                     I'v learned there's no way home without some kind of private crucifix                                         That  just might be for now                                                                                                                       Another year of solitude.