“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi) on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )..

I set here looking at the news
The powers wanted peace they say,
And while they spoke, bombs were dropped
20 children died that day!

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give PEACE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die

Smiles on their faces, while shaking hands
Arms deals for defense would come into play,
A bomb went off in a crowded market
10 children died that day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give a world with LOVE a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die

A war to end all wars, they said
Yet to war they always return,
Death, destruction, suffering and pain
Won’t they every learn?

What’s wrong with this idea?
Let’s give LEARNING a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die.

Anger versus anger, hate versus hate
Seeds sown by war at home and away,
Starvation , sickness, a mother in tears
More and more children die every day.

What’s wrong with this idea?
Why not give PEACE, LOVE and LEARNING a try,
Let’s give it a go, everyone
Maybe no more children will die.
( Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary…

It is Memorial Day here on the prairies and for all those who, like me, ventured into harms way where many feared to follow and angels feared to tread, for their families and for everyone else….

My son were born on September 28, 1965, I received orders to go to Vietnam on September 30, 1965 and 2 and 1/2 weeks later left family and prairies for a world unknown…

We were volunteers, one and all
So Noble.. Proud.. and Brave,
Did not know the reasons for war
Just a people from tyranny to save!

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Glasses held high, we made an toast
Surely that Victory would rule the day!
While back at home, the voices of unrest
Not a kind word for us did they say.

(Vietnam 1966)
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Some of us could not vote, children were we
Some not old enough drink, but still our battle cry,
Even with all that we could not do
For us children, it was to do or die!

(me sitting down)..

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Vietnam was a hostile, violent land
The dangers, the horrors of war abound,
Whether the paddies of Vietnam or the fields of home,
Seemed for us, not a friend could be found.

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But we proudly gave it our all
Faced our destiny, with a hint of fear of tomorrow
Some to return to a mother’s joy
Some to return to a mother’s sorrow.

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So should you be looking on today
One more toast, hold your glasses high,
To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure
CHEERS, LASSIES AND LADDIES!!!.. And SEMPER FI

(penned by Sgt, Larry “Dutch” Woller,12th Marine Regiment, Vietnam, 1965–1966…)

15 thoughts on ““What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” ( Mahatma Gandhi) on the path least traveled…

  1. War is never a solution. I never understand why not powerful countries work to uplift the economy and education of underdeveloped countries. Instead they engage their countrymen in war at the name of patriotism and to increase their profits by selling arms.

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. unfortunately there are elements of the world’s societies that listen to only one voice, their own and think of no one but themselves… 🙂

      Hope all is well in you part of the world and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

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      • Nowadays our world is restricted in our house only.Till now all is fine,but till when it will go on like this,no one knows.From July month schools and college are going to start.I am scared we shouldn’t go back from where it all started.

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      • Change is the law of life and perhaps life will not be quite the same as before… one hopes that it will be better… 🙂

        “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
        ( Maria Robinson )

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  2. “Why not give PEACE, LOVE and LEARNING a try, / Let’s give it a go, everyone / Maybe no more children will die.”
    ~ I couldn’t agree more, Dutch! Let it begin with me!
    Blessings, my friend, on this Memorial Day ❤

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    • Thank you for visiting!.. unfortunately there are elements of world’s societies who listen to only one voice, their own… 🙂
      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

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