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Vietnam Revisited
by Guy Hogan
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
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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.

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

Thought provoking.

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

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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 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.
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.
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,

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.

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.

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