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Disrespect!

Beware!

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Forgive and Forget?

So Why Should I?



Fifty Years Later

All in a DAY

A Warrior's Soul

"Good Life"

"If"

My Only Son

GONE!

"American Pie"

War is Hell!

Daream Catcher

Time is a Thief!

Ode to T/Sgt. Glenn Wilson

Never To Late!

CHANGE

NOTHING EVER CHANGES

Time

In the Autumn of my Life

Oh! Yeasterday

Oh! Yeasterday

OLD AGE

"Nothing is Forever!"

Today's Evil

I AM AN AMERICAN

In the Eye of the Tiger

A Conversation between My Cat and Dog

If, I Had It All To Do Over!

Twilight Honor

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Where Have They Gone?


They drifted back one at a time,
into the World.
No music, no drums and
no flags unfurled.

Most tried to leave
their ghosts in Country.
Some will live with the sights
and sounds of war until the end of time.

Some will never return,
but in our hearts they will
always live in rhyme.

Many will be remembered
until time stands still,
on that black granite wall.

They changed their uniforms
for civvies and tried to start
their lives over with a new call.

 Some became lawyers
 Some became Policemen
 Some became Doctors
 Some became Nurses
 Some became Truck drivers
 Some became Business men
 Some became Men of God
 Some became Farmers
 Some just couldn’t stand the pain
 But most managed to sustain.

And all will be eternal brothers
in a faraway time and place called:

The Vietnam War.


Jackie R. Kays
Copyright...2001











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