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Nam' Vets
by Ed Matlack

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Lest we forget...

NAM’ VETS…


 


Not for dogs or cats,


Not that kind of vet,


On that wager, you can bet.


 


Came home from Nam’,


Physically, in one piece,


Never forgets those left behind,


     -POW’S or MIA’S-


Painful memories, nightmares of some kind,


When can they forget & forgive?


 


When they are put to rest themselves,


And to heaven they go,


To meet their maker,


And see those they lost,


Oh what a shame, that “war” cost…


 


                                                (ed)


 


 


 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((ed)))

thank you for remembering our nam vets--of all the service members, they got a raw deal (but so did korean vets--the forgotten ones, of which my daddy is one)

*salute* brilliantly written and thank you

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle
Nicely phrased, Ed, with a poignancy so appropriate today as the Gulf vets will be coming home soon, I hope.

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