102157  Poems Read Home Login

 Poems by The Old Cowboy

The Lighter Side Of Nam

Do you recall all those days when everything was right?
Hanging in the compound with all the other Sky Cops
Those hot but beautiful days with skies so bright
Just living in your underwear and flip-flops

Those late nights with a cold Bud and  old Jimmy Beam
Playing or just watching those big stake poker games
Talking about your car back home with the engine so mean
Making up lies and bragging about all the dames

Marking off the days on that short timer's sheet
How many different naked women were on those?
That last week when it was almost complete
Dreaming about  home and that thirty day furlough

That last day when you said your goodbyes
Looking at faces that wish they were you.
Leaving your new found brothers with tears in your eyes
On that freedom bird in the skies so blue

Yes there were some good times to recall
We can all remember some of the good
Proud of what we did and standing tall
We became men putting away our boyhood

                                        Edwin J. Smith
                                     The Old Cowboy Poet
                                        May 13th 2011

©2000 - 2021, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poeticjihadabulateefbabatundeamerikkkasmosthatedmuslimpoet Muslims Favorite Poet - Your New Favorite Site Feedback and critique requested  
insomnia Insomnia's Melancholy World - Dark, gothic, mood swings. critique requested.  
godspoetwriter Poetry by godspoetwriter - Feedback and critique requested.  
author3578 Poetry by author3578 - Welcome to Janet's Planet critique requested.  
Jokes by Lil Insomnia!! <3 - Jokes my by 10-year-old! :) Sharing their uniquely wonderful sense of humour!!  
Lil Insomnia's Joke Page

reneeslife1     yosph      dreamweaver      mypoems1186      mypoems7771  View All Poets
Newest Item: Solitude
Welcome to my hell The hell in which I dwell Not much to luck at Just a six b ... More
Added: 2021-07-09  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites