Faye Sizemore


IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: November 10, 2003
Awarded: November 10, 2003
Scarlet sheets upon the bed
Dreams of you in my head
I was so lonely… you had gone
leaving me to dream alone…
The nights were sleepless… cold
All I wanted was for us to grow old
No Asian war dragging on…
It’s the reason you had gone
I didn’t understand the lives
offered to a thankless land…
On scarlet sheets each night I did await
for a monster… Vietnam… to abate
sending home to me the one
to whom in my heart I did run
I waited… our lives on hold
dreams not yet begun…
On scarlet sheets at night I did cry
Never understanding why…
They said the cause was just
… In the cause I did not trust
All I could do was cry… and wonder why…
… Was Vietnam was worth our goodbye