Lawerence Mize, Sr.

Bronze Star - 2,398 Points (October 29,1949 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Huey - Poem by Lawerence Mize, Sr.

Tiny speck
in the sky.
Drawing nearer
flying high.

Thump, thump, thump
rotor blades beating.
Bringing hope
set fears fleeting.

Joined by others
forming a V.
Headed for the LZ
headed for me.

Smoke popping
its odor fouls the air.
I feel invincible
no longer care.

My lifelines back
growing ever so larger.
Green and ugly
I love it dearly.

The huey dives for the ground
then flairs out above the grass.
I take my leave
quickly deass.

I climb aboard
take my place.
Forget the terrible things
I've had to face.

I'm inbound for home
Hue, Bien Hoa, Cu Chi.
Their names don't matter
the huey has me.

I rise above the trees
watch the ground rush past.
Airborne again
flying so fast.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This a poem from my collection of poems titled Dead Men Calling. A book of poems about my experiences in Vietnam.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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