Philip Ezell

THE VIETNAM VET

The Vietnam War never ended.
I still fight the war when I sleep.
Too many men fell
In that jungle of hell,
And the memories are planted too deep.

The Vietnam War never ended.
The memory of war stayed alive.
My friend’s in a chair,
But his legs are not there,
And he fights everyday to survive.

Another friend walks with a walker;
Another, uses a cane.
Have another friend,
Shoots with a needle:
Escaping that Vietnam pain.

No, the Vietnam War never ended.
It will live until the day that I die.
War won’t let you forget.
See, I’m that Vietnam Vet:
And at night,
When I sleep,
I still cry.