Memorial Day Poem

Poem About Emotions Felt Fighting A War

In class we had to do a poem on the Vietnam war, and my uncle died in the war, so I wondered how he felt...
This is what I wrote...I hope you like it.

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I was totally moved by this poem.....I married August 28, 1966 and my 1st husband of 4 months left for Vietnam December 26, 1966 which was my last time I saw him. I became a widow on...

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To The Vietnam War...

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Published: December 2010

Vietnam War 

Setting off to Vietnam
Feeling proud, feeling strong
But then I see the fear in another soldier's eyes
I should turn around, go home

I have made one friend
We both feel the same
The fear inside hurts like hell
Do people think war is a game?

Here we are at Vietnam
Now I feel really sick
To see dead bodies on the ground
The fear has come over me quick

I've never been a killing kind of man
Who likes blood and gore
To think of killing someone makes me nervous
I don't think I like war anymore

I slide on my army suit
Light green, dark green, grey
My daughter's birthday's in this month
The beautiful month of May

I touch my army gun
And load it up with bullets
To kill someone would be terrible
I don't think I can do it

I run out with my troop
My stomach's going psycho
The guns start firing wildly
My knees are wobbling, I don't want to go

I pull the trigger
And fire the gun
At some random person
This is not my kind of fun

I hear a loud BOOM
A bomb is near by
Then I hear a BANG
A bullet hit me in the eye...

I fall to the ground
Covered in mud
I clench my eye
My hand's full of blood.

This wasn't my choice
To be here today
To leave my family
I'm going to die in this way.

I fall to the ground
I'm going to heaven
I say bye to my wife
And my daughter who's seven

To this day we remember
The Vietnam War
The soldiers who died
That left us sore

Lest we forget

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  • Linda Odom by Linda Odom
  • 2 years ago

I was totally moved by this poem.....I married August 28, 1966 and my 1st husband of 4 months left for Vietnam December 26, 1966 which was my last time I saw him. I became a widow on November 30, 1967 at the age of 20 years old. He had just turned 21 on July 5, 1967....He was old enough to die for America yet too young to vote. I despise all those who refuse to salute the flag, stand up during the National Anthem and worse of all stomping on and burning this flag.

Thank you for this poem. I pray it makes some people to sit up and take notice of our FREE country, which in NOT FREE. So many lives stolen by death at the peak of their prime. God please BLESS America. I'm afraid that in the not so far away future, America is going to need all the blessings she can get...(War and Rumors of War)...

  • Isabella Tishchenko by Isabella Tishchenko
  • 2 years ago

I was touched by your story, I am very sorry for what happened to you and your family.

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