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Poetry for Memorial Day: These Brothers They

May 31, 2010
In the US, on the last Monthese brothers they broadside published in ARTLIFE 1999day in May, we honor those who gave their lives in defense of this country. There are a lot of ways to die. When I was young, my mother worked with Viet Nam war veterans and I came to know a number of them. These experiences inspired this poem which I first posted Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2008. It was published as a broadside in ArtLife Limited Editions July 1999 as it appears here.

These Brothers They

Let me tell you
what I know about the Vietnam War.
I know nothing
I didn’t understand the headlines
I couldn’t look at the pictures
My parents sold the TV.

Let me tell you what
I know about the Vietnam War.
I know nothing
read the rest of the poem here:

For more of my poetry, check out the links on the pages above. For poetry in general, catch a ride on the Monday Poetry Train. Or go see what Paul Squires is up to on his blog, GingaTao.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 12:04 am

    Such a moving and heartfelt tribute – brilliant poem artpredator.

  2. June 4, 2010 2:28 am

    Very touching, heartfelt poem!

    sky as the canvas of my thoughts


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