This Poem was Submitted By: Jackie Ray Kays On Date: 2000-12-15 12:41:36 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Where Have They Gone

They drifted back one at a time,  into the World.  No music, no drums and  no flags unfurled.  Most tried to leave  their ghosts in Country.  Some will live with the sights  and sounds of war until the end of time.  Some will never return,  but in our hearts they will  always live in rhyme.  Many will be remembered  until time stands still,  on that black granite wall.  They changed their uniforms  for civvies and tried to start  their lives over with a new call.  Some became lawyers  Some became Policemen  Some became Doctors  Some became Nurses  Some became Truck drivers  Some became Business men  Some became Men of God  Some became Farmers  Some just couldn’t stand the pain  But most managed to sustain.  And all will be eternal brothers  in a faraway time and place called:  The Vietnam War. 

Copyright © December 2000 Jackie Ray Kays

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