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The Letter
by Larry K.

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Hello my darling, hope you get this letter


arrived today, sore, exhausted, heart heavy


330 of us here now with more on the way.


Great group from every state imagined


tall, short, white, black, yellow and red


all wanting to be back home so bad.


Rainbow of humanity wasting away.


Dreaming of soft bed, back is rough


red from straw.  Would love a cot.


Thoughts of fine restaurants taunt my stomach


no dining room here,just  wood plates and stools.


 Marriott or Best Western nowhere to be found


this is the only place around,  accommodations suck.


Our hosts have some manors to learn


no pleasant words said, no complimentary drinks


water brown as the Mississippi, oh so pleasing


to the eye. Flavor of sulfur was no surprise.


Thoughts and dreams of family smiles


are safely hidden. Attitude Marine tough.


Imagined my brother in the yard yesterday


jumping, climbing the monkey bars carefree.


Image broken and lost, guard kicked my back.


Hope to write soon, miss your sweet glowing


smile and soft gentle hands on my face.


Your loving husband, Camp 37, Hanoi


2/16/69


 


 


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Reviewed by Robert Harrison 11/17/2006
Rasinbow of humanity wasting away...

I loved that line. Wish it wasn't so true.

Robert
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