Vietnam Man

 

my dad / one of them / not in /

a body bag / but on his back / airlifted /

from the field of battle / saddled 

with visible / and invisible / wounds /

 

off the field of battle / men come /

some walk / others limp / 

many men / dead / dying / as

large numbers / glad / they hadn't /

 

I remember / siblings remember /

how quickly / the nation forgets /

his name / Sgt. Wheatfall / a soldier’s

soldier / a man / among men /

 

© emmett wheatfall

 

 

 

 

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