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Alicat
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Tell me Father what you hear
When you close your ears
Tell me Father what you see
When at night you dream
Some say we dream in black and white
I believe in color
So tell me please, my Father-Hero
What transpired those misplaced days
Can you see the rocket's red glare
Bombs bursting in air
The sulferous smell
The death of the fair
Do the carbines rattle your brain
Do you still feel the bullet
Blowing your knee to smithereens
Do you still feel the bullet
Breaking your teeth
Splitting your cheeks
How many friends did you lose
What were their names
Are they in the National Cememtary
Tell me, were the lost memories
Worth the years lost in Korea
What pain do you hide in your soul
And why did you hide your medals


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© Copyright 1999 Alastair Adamson - All Rights Reserved
Sally S.
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Alicat,
This poem made me feel a lot of anger, frustration and pain! It's so powerful...I had to shut my eyes and gather myself for a moment.
Nan
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The land of the free and the home of the brave -
I like the last line, Alicat...
Poet deVine
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I think Vietnam soured us on 'war heroes'.. there are so many good men and women out there that fought for our country that don't want to discuss it! It's a shame! Your poem was wonderful! Thank you!

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This is not a good poem. This is a great poem. I respect you greatly for creating it.
Nan
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Let's hear it one more time
For Independence Day

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