C. Douglas Caffey
SO WISE YOU ARE
So wise you are my Vietnam veteran friend
With dampened eyes I read from your pen
Your heart is filled with memories from long ago
and from every heart-beat WWII memories flow!
So whether the war is here or there
Our memories we both can share
in walking the war-torn path on Earth
We rise above the din of battle curse.
Long may we walk together in two different worlds;
Separated, though we are, the tide of war swirls
leaving each of us with hollowness
until we’re finally laid to rest.
And then the headstones reads the same
for war is war, and who’s to blame
when red blood mingles with the soil
In foreign fields where heroes toil
When trumpets sound
from every mound
veterans shall arise
to muster in the skies!
©Copyright February 6, 2004 by C. Douglas Caffey
Who knows what yet we write when the winds of war blow in our direction. Lock and load, clear on the left, clear on the right! Clear on the firing line! Here flows the poet’s pen, faster than a speeding bullet, hitting the heart with every round!
Tone, you are a dear friend. I so appreciate the encouragement you give to me. Shall always keep you in that special place where memories are tucked away for keeps. Greetings to Maria.
A True Friend,