Veteran’s Day Poem


I was in the Army in 1971  when I wrote this poem about those who made sacrifices during the Vietnam War. I was standing  by ” Sgt. Rooney’s” when this event occurred–his legs were gone. I was the lucky one. Never forget.

Sergeant Rooney

In a hospital bed

Sergeant Rooney’s face

Explains war

To the backs of a

Two-star general

And a beauty queen.

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