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A War Time Song: But Will They Ever Come Home Again
by Marion Coleman Brown

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

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I wrote this piece for my secretary, Lori Sanders, and others in her army reserve unit during the Gulf War upheaveal. It is equally timely in light of our ongoing crisis.

What did they do to our boys?
What did they do to our boys?

What did they do to our girls?
What did they do to our girls?

They've come back,
But, will they ever come home again.

Needless suffering.
Needless pain.
Hearts won't mend.
Forever lamed.

This is somebody's dad
O' how sad.
This is somebody's friend
O' what a sin.
This is somebody's mom
Sound the alarm.

They've come back,
But, will they ever come home again.

Don't forget the children.
As we prayfully weep.
Unsolicited sorrow.
Scars burned so deep.

A song of war I sing about.
My heart is breaking.

They've come back,
But, will they ever come home again.

Look what they've done.
Look what we've done.

A song of war I sing about.
My soul is aching.

Copyright 1990 by Marion Coleman Brown

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/30/2004
Good questions. Thought-provoking. Love and peace to you, Marion. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/30/2004
What did you do to our boys!! 70% who died killed by gun ho not as well trained as us, friendly fire, 40% just in fear, your guys need to know that's they signed a death warrent by joining forces, and learn from experiance, as we had to take over many yanky fights
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/30/2004

now will the government take care of our men and women in uniform, when (AND IF) they come home??? or will they continue to divert funds for v.a. care elsewhere???? they want us to fight their battles, and when we are sick and injured, forget happened to me (and countless millions)--SHAME ON THEM off on one of my many soapboxes :) powerful write that brought out the emotions--my blood runs red, white and blue :)

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :(
Reviewed by A.R.David Lewis (Reader) 1/30/2004
So true,a heartfelt tribute, and when they do come back, how soon will they be forgotten.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/29/2004
Excellent tribute....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 1/29/2004
War time sorrow seems to be affecting us all. I hope they all come back completely whole in body and spirit.
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