Poetry

Sad lament

By 17th July 2010December 9th, 2019No Comments

I no longer sing a sad lament
Of all the wasted hours I have spent
In dark jungles green with rivers deep
Where even the hard men stood to weep.

I no longer sing a sad lament
Of unhappy hours that I have spent
In army planes above treetops tall
With my thought not very sane at all.

I no longer sing a sad lament
Of my time on Earth that’s only lent
As pressure of past traumatic stress
Makes my fear of death that so much less.

Please don’t sing for me a sad refrain
It was me that sought this Army game
But forgive the things that I’ve done wrong
And sing loud for me a happy song.

FOR I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED!

Leslie de la Haye

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