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Lessons from Viet Nam

Liquid fire that clung and burned

Left scars on the body and mind

Tracts of unmarked land 

Methodically  land mined


Agent Orange from clear skies

Carried on the slightest breeze

Deforming the yet unborn

Defoliating growing trees


Air America operations

So many flights made

Putting money in the pockets 

Of Warlords of the drug trade


Flooding USA and Europe

With more and more

Raising cash to finance

That far distant war


Traumatised G.I.’s fighting

A long, unwinnable war

Mentally scarred and forever 

Wondering what was it all for.


On both sides quickly

Casualties rise and mount

The piles of body bags

Statistics of the body count.


The humiliating retreat 

Flooding the TV screen

Retreating from that place 

They should never have been

Lessons from Viet Nam



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