AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Peter Jessop, iFrances Seymour, iKaylin kaylin@kaylinmcfarren.com, iGwendolyn Thomas Gath, iPaul Ulasien, iP. G. Shriver, iMichael Charles Messineo, i

  Home > Literary Fiction > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Guy Hogan

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 79 Titles
· 279 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2006

Guy Hogan, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Brook Farm Murders, a Jill Szekely mystery
by Lois Santalo

Within an hour of Jill's arrival at the university, her old friend Renee Corliss goes missing, taking one of her children with her and abandoning the other child. This is..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Vietnam Revisited
by Guy Hogan
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Guy Hogan
•  The World
•  My Lover's Vagina
•  An E-Mail To Zoe
•  Pittsburgh Snow
•  The Writer
           >> View all 6

The average age of the American soldier in Vietnam was nineteen, younger than any other war America has been involved in.

American tourists trample through
a rice paddy. The guide speaks excellent American-English.

In the city at the hotel the Americans buy souvenirs from the gift shop.

In the morning sunlight as the tourists board their flight, the Vietnamese wave good bye.

The monument in D.C. lists over 50,000 names.

Welcome To My World

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/7/2007
What can one say about those who never seem to learn anything from History?

Thought provoking.

Axilea
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/23/2007
Wow! This was powerfully said, felt and written!
Nothing like that should ever be forgotten!
YOu shared so much! Thank YOU!
Warm hugs and Warmer Blessings, Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive!
I read all of you! hmmm... now what.... Come and read my heart, ( when you can) I want to be inspired by your kind expressive words!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 10/17/2007
i agree with what virginia said and i couldn't have said it better...betrayed...if we who stayed at home feel that way...how must you feel
Reviewed by Virginia Tolles 10/4/2007
Our generation will feel the effects of this war for the rest of our lives. We feel hurt; we feel angry. Most of all, I suppose, we feel betrayed, not only by our leaders' failure to tell us the truth, but by how our servicemen and servicewomen were treated when they returned home. Thank you for remembering.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/3/2007
All for naught . . . Shame, much shame . . .
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 9/22/2007
This couldn't be done better by anyone. Thanks for posting.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/6/2007
56.387 names, multiply them by one thousand tears and you will have enought deep water to drown good sense.
Georg
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 9/6/2007
This was a wonderful offering of expression
Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/5/2007
Thank you for this poem. I am a Viet Nam vet and have been to the wall. You have stirred that ember in my core that never seems to go out. With respect and gratitude.
Chris
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 9/5/2007
You have shown how history can so quickly be forgotten, along with the heroes of that age. Each war must be weighed carefully, before we commit to its insanity and the cost of commerce.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/5/2007
I wonder if it means anything to the tourists... ...really. Thank you, Guy. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Brett Moore 9/5/2007
Guy, very effective placement of the last line with the rest of the poem. It packs a punch.

Brett
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/5/2007
Painful to remember...I think, actually, it's over 58,000 names. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Of Life and Love (hard cover) by William Lowenkamp

Hard Copy version of contemporary poetry plus articles about current day life and the pursuit and perils of life and love...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.