Sunday, September 30, 2012


We Were Soldiers


Let Us Not Forget
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~Now I lay me down to sleep
as I do each night~
~I pray the Lord my soul to keep
unto the coming light~
~If I should die before I wake
within my nightmarish~
I pray the Lord my soul to take
unto his Heaviness~
~Sometimes I feel my life in ruins
my thoughts play hide in seek~
~Headed for the land of doom
all in turning bleak~
~My mood of swing be flying high
upon the tightest rope~
~So many young so many died
so many years ago~
~But for me ‘twas just last night
like every night before~
~An overwhelming Firefight
of blood in wrenching horror~ 
~I dream of death in never end
walking every turn~
~Remembering those of all my friends
whom never did return~
~Of those I killed in self defense
they had families too~
~I pray for their remembrance
in Heaven’s rendezvous~
~When I leave this earth in death
I ask you only this~
~To bury me at Soldiers Rest
in that of reminisce~
~To pray for me of Heaven send
in that I did my best~
~I was a Soldier to the end
unto my final rest~
~”We Were Soldiers” young in old
in the midst of war~
~Of so very long ago
my nightly dream of horror~
~I dream of death in never end
walking every turn~
~Remembering those of all my friends
whom never did return~
~Of those I killed in self defense
they had families too~
~I pray for their remembrance
in Heaven’s rendezvous~
Duke Sherman
Vietnam Veteran
Black Horse Soldier
Vietnam, 1971/1972

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