In Remembrance…… 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! 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. Some could not vote, children were we Some could not drink, but still our battle cry, Even with all that we could not do For us children, it was to do or die! 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. 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. So should you be looking on today, lassies and lads One more toast, hold your glasses high, To PEACE, HOPE and LOVE, may they long endure CHEERS!!!.. And SEMPER FI!! ( Sgt, Larry “Dutch” Woller, 12th Marine Regiment, Vietnam, 1965–1966...)All conflict does is sow the seeds of suffering and anger… that anger simmers, like a cancer, and one day returns and history repeats itself… when will they ever learn… Hello Diary, Tomorrow is Wednesday and here in America a holiday known as Veterans Day… but here on the path we celebrate love and peace, not hate and conflict… “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).. 🙂
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!Peace..
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.Love…
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?Understanding..
What’s wrong with this idea? Let’s give UNDERSTANDING 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 UNDERSTANDING a try, Let’s give it a go, everyone Maybe no more children will die. ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)
Well, I shall close for now, while thinking that perhaps one day all Mothers will wake up knowing there will not be fear in their hearts nor tears in their eyes because their children live in a world of love and peace…. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… Until we meet again..
And there is hope Of a world filled with love one day, A wish that could come true For hope is the last to die…they say. (Larry “Dutch” Woller)