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Rons Toys
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(5/22/01 3:40:45 pm)
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THE VIET NAM VET

It's a very unique club
I see it everywhere
I see man embracing man
A tear that says, "I care!".

There's a special look in eyes
That words cannot explain
I see joy for this life
Sometimes the living pain.

There's a camaraderie
That's very rare these days
They let it show without shame
In so many different ways.

I wasn't there, (thank the Lord.)
So I can't really know
I can only sense and feel
Those things which I see show.

The patience, understanding
Which only they can feel
There is something very special
And something very real.



WHO'DA THOUGHT IT?

A man with one leg
Another, crippled, bent
Should remind us what it costs -
And just how much was "spent"
Not in dollars and sense(?)
But in lives and misery
Things those of us safe at home
Didn't want to see
We watched it on the "tube"
Just like it was some John Wayne show
And how lucky we were
We will never, ever know
We sat in our easy chairs
Sipping a cold beer
Switching channels, war to football
So we could root and cheer
For our favorite teams
(Some games we won't forget)
But easily pushed from our minds
Was the Viet Nam War Vet
It's a little better now
Some are starting to care
Trying to understand
Problems brought home from there
It was a different war
Just ask those who fought it
You might learn about some things
And say, "I'da never thought it."



BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

They went across the ocean
To fight in that Asian war -
On behalf of freedom, justice
For peoples of that foreign shore.

More than fifty-eight thousand men
Faced wars' reality
Bravely sacrificed their lives
So that others might be free.

Most of them were very young -
And now, it seems such a waste
That war accomplished nothing
And has left a bitter taste.

Those who did survive came home
To a country which turned away
We didn't know how to greet them
We didn't know what to say.

They came home to a nation
That said it didn't care
Said it didn't want to know about
What went on over there.

The tide is finally turning
Don't you think it's about time
We gave some praise to all of those
Who laid their life on the line?

THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE
COPYRIGHT 1991



Copr6
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(5/23/01 6:32:53 pm)
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Ron...thanks! Get the goose bumps reading those!!

homer4
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Posts: 616
(5/24/01 9:13:34 am)
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Always good posts Ron.
...and two hard boiled eggs.
 
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