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1965

The Vietnam War - A Seventh Pro Peace Pantoum

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 13 days ago 1 min read
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Introduction

While going through Vocal's Poetry tags for some reason. Pantoum caught my eye. I thought I would investigate it and the sixth result is below.

Since I passed 1900 in my Vocal stories, each of the next 106 stories may coincide with years of significance. The Vietnam War was between 1948 and 1973, but the USA sent their first big ground force in 1965 so that and 1973 are the significant dates I am using to share two more pro-peace messages in Pantoum form.

The music is "I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag" by Country Joe McDonald and The Bevis Frond

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1965

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Six Hundred Thousand Civilian Deaths

The Body Count In That Terrible War

A Million Soldiers Took Their Last Breath

And Again We All Asked, "What Was It For?"

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The Body Count In That Terrible War

Napalm Gel Burned All Its Targets Alive

And Again We All Asked, "What Was It For?"

Carpet Bombing Made Sure None Would Survive

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Napalm Gel Burned All Its Targets Alive

Making Profits For Investors An Home

Carpet Bombing Made Sure None Would Survive

The Masters Of War Can Never Atone

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Making Profits For Investors An Home

Building Not Bombing Now Should Be The Way

The Masters Of War Can Never Atone

Can We Not Make Homes And Dig No More Graves

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  • Stephen A. Roddewig7 days ago

    "This is my Vietnam. I shouldn't have got into this and I've got no good way out." – John Oliver

  • Lana V Lynx9 days ago

    Mike, I've missed this great poem when you published it 4 days ago - was swamped with work. As this was the last thing you published, I hope you are OK and just taking a break. I actually miss notifications about your stories in my feed.

  • Hannah Moore12 days ago

    That is such a curious form - and well used here, too.

  • John Cox13 days ago

    Amen to that, Mike!

  • This was so heartwrenching. Loved your poem!

  • sleepy drafts13 days ago

    Very, very nicely done, Mikey. I agree, there must be and end.

  • How many times must we say, "No more! Never again!" before we mean it?

  • Babs Iverson13 days ago

    So true!!!♥️♥️💕

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