Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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The War That Was Supposedly Merely A Conflict, Despite 58,000 Dead...{A Soldier's Story/Saigon '75~An Independence Tribute}


The Subluxation
We engaged the Crooked Path
With trees dropping small grey pineapples

I wanted to fight, not to run...

The Suffocation
We choked on fresh burnt flesh
And tasted smoldering black plastic bags

I wanted to fire my gun....

The Indignation
We broke down at the finish line
And wept at the starting gate we never saw

I wanted to say we had won....




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~God Bless The United States of America~
**** Independence Day, July 4th,2014****
Two-Hundred-Thirty-Eight Years of Liberty
_____________ F j R _____________


©Frank J. Ryan, Jr./2014

Submitted: Monday, July 07, 2014

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