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Poor Attempt at a Song


Old Saigon

I sat in a restaurant, sipping Mekong.
In a rush of rickshaws she came along.
An exotic beauty dressed for the day.
I lost my heart when she passed my way.

I remember old Saigon
Days were bright and nights were long.

For days I sat by the Avenue wide.
But never I saw her pass by my side.
Finally, I had to quit going that way.
My heart was heavy and I couldn't stay.

I remember old Saigon
Days were bright and nights were long.

Returning to the plantation, I tended my trees.
But thoughts of her crowded my ease.
By the river I heard women laughing,
I approached, not content with just passing.

I remember old Saigon
Days were bright and nights were long.

There she was, the local chief's daughter,
Swimming freely in the murky water.
To the old chief I asked for her hand.
With disdain he waved me off with his fan.

I remember old Saigon
Days were bright and nights were long.

I tended my waters and tended my trees,
Thought of her often in the warm summer breeze.
The nights were warm, and they were long,
In the golden days of old Saigon.

Copyright 2004 © Ronald W. Hull

1/19/04


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Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/8/2004
Not a poor attempt, but the Saigon I recall, did not have such a nice ring to it, more of an explosion every now and then, AK-47 gunfire in the distance, the Reds are getting closer, now, time to leave...time to give up this beautiful city to the communists, what a shame, so, so lame...Peace, Ron, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 1/25/2004
Great rhythm for a song! I think you reached your goal on this one.

♫ Jackie

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2004
Wonderfully done in structure and meaning expressed. Thank you, Ron. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 1/20/2004
Stupendous! The last stanza is a joy to read.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 1/20/2004
No poor attempt here Ron......this was great......fantastic beat....mind you I sing like a crow. Really impressive song......love that pic too......I love black and white......ty, Dani
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/20/2004
Excellent Ronald!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by R. Steven Reynolds 1/19/2004
Excellent, makes me wish i had seen Saigon before the war.

Steve
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/19/2004
Excellent lyrics Ronald...the theme is also fantastic , you should find someone to do the melody...Saigon is a good lure
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/19/2004
Don't know if this would make it as a song or not; but it's a really good poem. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 1/19/2004
Excellent piece, Ron. This reminds me of the movie titled,
The Lover; it was based in Saddac somewhere in Saigon.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/19/2004
It has a melodic ring to it and should make for a delightful song.
Excellent write
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/19/2004
Poor attempt, my FOOT! This is absolutely wonderful, Ron! Thoroughly enjoyed; very well done! BRAVO! (((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/19/2004
lovely and romantic
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