Faye Sizemore

NIGHTMARE

Am I the only one
feeling helpless
… hopeless
Losing faith
day by day
To end it
… is there no way
Is it the Devil
… who is in charge
Does he
call the lay of the cards
Is it Vietnam
… over again
or…
did it ever
… really end
just continuing on
… under a new name
just new players
… in an old game
Each day
becoming
odder… odder
New young bloods
are fodder… only fodder
… for war’s funeral pyre
Have we no other use
for America’s youth…