Michael F. Bryant

(Manitou Springs, Colorado)

Thanks Us Of A - Poem by Michael F. Bryant

I was asked to go away one day
To a place very, very far away
Go for your country, be a man
WE want you to fight in Vietnam

Kill, kill, kill was the game plan
It sure does stink here, welcome to Nam
Your not wanted here, but do your good deed
There's plenty of heroin, and lots of weed

A lot of good men were blown away
For reason's no one will say
We all went there young, and bold
The one's who came back were very old

372 days of total confusion
No one tried to find a solution
Big politics ran the game
Now they try to say we're insane

Ten whole years after the fact
Now they want to put our backs
Didn't want us when we came home
Wanted us to go away, and leave them alone

Fight for my country, never again
I told myself that when I left Long Bien
If ever threatened I'll fight again
Only for my home, the house I live in

Comments about Thanks Us Of A by Michael F. Bryant

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: home, house, thanks, alone, running

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Michael F. Bryant's Other Poems

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]