David R. “Poppa” Alexander

THE ANSWER!

OH Soldier of Vietnam
It is not I to whom you are addicted;
To love the beauty of my land and mountains and my people
…………… the markets, the ancient transportation.

Once my sun smiled upon you while you were young and impressionable
…………… While at night your dreams were of home.
Your days of weapons and fighting are done.
You must continue to live the live you have begun.

The incense of night is replaced now by a loved one’s perfume.
……… Oh if I could seduce you back to those days of yesteryear.
The love you perceive of me is but a farce
……… You must now remember fond things of your lost friends

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: March 4, 2003
Awarded: March 4, 2003
And yes the seed of the Lotus does still burn
……………………… but not for you.

Sleep well my friend.


A Response to the poem, “Oh Vietnam” ~ ©Copyright February 18, 2003 by Lou J. Klaiber