Faye Sizemore

GONE ON AHEAD

Two more weeks was all
… just two more weeks…
and then it would be home… for me and Paul
Good-bye Vietnam… it was not nice to know you
You have treated us badly… you know it is true
Jungles and sweat… death daily creeping
Unbearable heat… Hell’s own keeping
Two more weeks… that is all…
then it is good-bye to me and Paul
Answer my letters… tell me where we will meet
Let me tell you… home is gonna be sweet
Two more weeks… that is all
Bad news… a land mine… they say… No… Not… Paul
For now it is over… now your life is done
Longer than two weeks now… Paul…
The meeting place is changed… that is all
It is to be beyond here… after this life has run
We will meet in Heaven’s Great Brotherhood Hall
Wait for me… I will be there… I will not forget… Paul

Author’s Note: For Mitch Chiles and his Grandfather, Dean ~ In Honor of Smokey and Paul