Died 1966

How do I remember Vietnam?
I was very small
I could not have fought in it,
Though I was there in '64

I remember it clearly
as though it were yesterday
the fear, the screams, the bloodshed
I did not want to stay

The sky lit up with flames
Like a candles burning wick
Silence soon rang golden
It was 1966

I left the world on that day
and ascended into heaven
I rejoined the living as a girl
in the year of '67.

Copywrite Elizabeth Kelso 1996

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