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Cousin John

War is such an awful thing, insanity can sometimes bring, like my cousin the zippo man, who burnt the huts the squealing and, came home and shot himself... poor John was Vietnam. sad and true and tears the heart, war is deadly, the aching part, they go away, do not return, just leave living heartache burns, no delight...Don Johnson

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Date: 11/18/2011 11:37:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments Don. Have a wonderful weekend. Live, Love, and Laugh. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/17/2011 4:00:00 PM
I was too young for Vietnam but I know those guys. It still hit me. Tony
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Date: 11/14/2011 9:25:00 PM
that war drove a lot of men to suicide, good rhyme Don, well told
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Date: 11/14/2011 7:54:00 PM
Lots of Cousin Johns come out of wars. Well writ.
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