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THE SECOND TOUR
by Gerald J Tate
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For my good friend, Terry Rizzuti.
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The young soldier held his rifle high
He had been here once before
He cursed the monsoon pouring down
And he cursed the second tour

He was young and naive when he first hit Nam
But he said. "I'll do the very best I can"
And if any good can come out of war
Then it turned this naive boy into a man

He had volunteered when his country called
Countless miles he patrolled on his feet
But there wouldn't be another come back here
'Cause now his second tour it was complete

These Vietnamese soldier's were no ones fools
They would use any tricks to win this war
Dug tunnels to move around unseen
It had been much harder on the second tour

He'd done his best in a thankless war
He'd seen many of his buddies get slain
But now it was someone else's turn
To pick up the pieces and start over again

This soldier he lives with his memories
Of the dear friends he did adore
But there's something he will never forget
And that's the horror of The Second Tour

                              G J Tate

 

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Reviewed by Richard King
Soldiers get my undying respect, no matter when or where they served. They don't get to chose their battles. Thank you for honoring your friend and the many others who have answered the call. Dick
Reviewed by Connie Faust
An appealing poem, Gerry. It is understated, yet reveals the young soldier's bravery, patriotism and relief at having completed his part in serving. Would he volunteer again if a call was sent forth? We are left to wonder.......
This is excellent!
Connie
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Such a wonderful feel of reserve and respect in this poem, Gerry. Poignantly penned.
Sheila
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Excellent tribute Gerry to your friend and all that served in that thankless war. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
well said, i view terry Rizzuti as a wonderful writer sand a hero who fought for his country
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti
Wow, thanks Gerry, that's a great poem, and I'm honored you wrote it.
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