Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Eagle Cried ~ Vietnam Veterans Tribute: TO BILL MADISON



The Eagle Cried ~ Vietnam Veterans Tribute : TO BILL MADISON | POEATREEMAN on Xanga

UNWANTED SOLDIERS

THE EAGLE CRIED FOR THE HEART HAD DIED
MAY IT NEVER BE
IF WE HAVE TO FIGHT A WAR
THAT WE NEVER GO
WITHOUT
OUR PEOPLES HEARTS AND WILL.
WITH THE WILL TO UNDERSTAND
FREEDOM IS OUR FRIEND.
FOR FAILURE IS OUR ENEMY
IF WE LOSE THE WILL TO WIN.

POEATREEMAN
EDGAR ALLAN PRIETO
11/9/2011
COPYRIGHT@2011


TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM

To The Men of Vietnam
For
their valiant efforts

No
matter
what their cause

You
served in a place
where no one won
felt the pain
of untold sums

You
left your home
carried through
All
the fears
that
came with you

To
a land
you did not know
Or
reasons
why
it came to be

A
price
you
paid for liberty

To
do your best
and hope to be
That
all you have done
is not in vain

A
life or a friend
that you
came to know
One
that might
die for you
Or
someone
that you lost

These
Men of Nam
who came to see
The
blood that spilled
was tears of pain

Sharper
than
a bullets sting

For
on the front
they
were not alone
They
had
a front to see

back where
the flag waves
The
fight
had just begun

No
bullets to fire
only pain
and sorrow

For
you left us
with an
empty hope

No
place to go
and heal
our wounds
For
deeper
were they
when
we
came home

More
brutal
than
the war we left

It's
all too well
who criticize
The men who
Went this way

For
if we fail
to take a stand
Where
will you critics be?

Not
all is right
when one must fight

I
am hoping
as we learn

That
when we do
it is for the right
Of us
to keep our Home.

Edgar Allan Prieto
Aug 30 1984
Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto

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