A war with no boundaries
Or indications of friend or foe
So many smiles you number one GI
And beyond the looking glass
The need to survive
You number 10 you die
You humped with Kit Carson scouts
Former Viet Cong acting as guides
And you humped the mama-san
Prostitutes who surrendered their pride
You felt compassion for the people
Next to your primordial need to survive
Often you killed indiscriminately
And later you cried…

© 2006 Jim Cain