Vietnam

May 19, 2009
By Ellen Reeder BRONZE, Park Ridge, Illinois
Ellen Reeder BRONZE, Park Ridge, Illinois
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Going in hopeful, thinking it won’t be hard
Learning the moves and how to sneak around
Finding out the truth
In the jungle

Looking for Charlie
Among the vines
Finding nothing more but green
In the jungle

Go back to camp and try to sleep
Play some cards and have a cigarette
Wake up and do it all over again
In the jungle

Lose a friend, make his poncho useful
Write to his family
Saying how brave he was
In the jungle

Hope of going home
Thinking of loved ones
Watching the days slowly tick by
In the jungle

Your time is up
Your term is served
You go home and hope to never again be
In the jungle



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