Christina A. Sharik

NO VIETNAM FOR MICHAEL

No Vietnam for you, my son –
No brutal wars, no foreign shores
No war at all for you –
No whistling shells, no awful smells,
No bitter ends, no dying friends –
No Vietnam for you.
No lonely wife, no worried mom –
No frightening nights –
or firefights –
No Vietnam
is what I wish for you.

Michael and his Drill Instructor
Michael and his Drill Instructor