Title: C-RATS ( Combat ready meals )
created on 01 Apr 12

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1. AFSOUTH wrote:
2. AFSOUTH wrote:
 In the Delta the mud is red,And the river water runs brown. Many a day we bag up our dead, No wonder we all wear a frown.
3. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Snipers here,N.V.A.there,The V.C. are prowling around. Jungle surrounds us everywhere, And booby traps cover the ground.
4. AFSOUTH wrote:
 With many an ambush along the way, Perhaps we'll all end up dead. If we live through the battle today, There's always tomorrow to dread.
5. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Most of us here are still in our teens,We should be at home eating fries. But we're all dressedin jungle greens, Fighting on as another kid dies.
6. AFSOUTH wrote:
 We eat our C-rats out of a can, Oh what a wonderful meal. But it meets the needs of a fighting man, Regardless of how we all feel.
7. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Every day we live with some pain, And Chrlie will come again soon. We'll live in the mud, we'll live in the rain, That's life in an Asian monsoon.
8. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Incoming mortars can shake up your brain, And sappers attack in the night. But all the mosquitos just drive us insane, And malaria fills us with fright.
9. AFSOUTH wrote:
 The weather here is moist and hot, There's no end to the Ho Chi Minh trail. No wonder so nany are smoking the pot,And everyone calls this place hell. Viet Nam 1969
10. Hazer wrote:
 Breaks your heart.
11. suzze wrote:
 Ditto Hazer, :)
12. indigo wrote:
 Right Hazer, it does. AF did you compose this? If so WOW! Great pic too! :)
13. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Hi indigo! Yes I wrote Pothole many years ago as well as Ho Chi Minh Sandles which is presented with my picture " NAM VET ". Please forgive my poor format and proofreading skills!
14. sandm wrote:
 Good poem, and I remember your other one, which I commented months ago. But I wish you could leave all those old stories behind you!
15. sandm wrote:
 Tell me, how I can help you and I`ll try again.
16. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Thank You sandm! I do not dwell on these, They are just submitted as food for thought! I have done a lot of good with my life that has blessed many People and saved a good amount of lives as well!
17. AFSOUTH wrote:
 I enjoyed T.D. for relaxation most of the time and some of the time to try and learn some art skills as a hobby! My free time is very limited! I have always enjoyed you T.D.ers Art and comments and have tryed to make the time to say so and vote!
18. Lizzi wrote:
 A picture is worth a thousand words. The poem is good, too. Well done.
19. AFSOUTH wrote:
 As I mentioned above I have presented one of my other poems with my picture " NAM VET ". If anyone is interested in that poem I have decided to submit it here rather than have someone search for that picture!
20. AFSOUTH wrote:
21. AFSOUTH wrote:
 iN THE HIGHLANDS THE JUNGLE SHINES, And the evergreen foliage abounds.Water trickles down the vines, Unto the bloody grounds.
22. AFSOUTH wrote:
 The booby traps are hidden well, The ambushes set just right. Another day we live in hell, Awaiting a deadly night.
23. AFSOUTH wrote:
 We've changed inside, we're not the same, Many good friends have died. Folks at home hold us to blame, They've taken the other side.
24. AFSOUTH wrote:
 We did not come here to be cruel, We try to do what's right. When hate and terror are at rule, It's time to stand and fight.
25. AFSOUTH wrote:
 In the Nam we're all abused, Our officials have lost their way. The Nation we love is now confused, And more friends are dying today.
26. AFSOUTH wrote:
 As giant teak trees reach the skies, The heat is frying our brains. The blood on the ground as another one dies, Will soon wash away in the rains.
27. AFSOUTH wrote:
 We pray someday the wounds will heal, And the pain will all go away. If we make it perhaps we'll feel, The hopes of a much better day.
28. AFSOUTH wrote:
 But getting home is a long lost dream, The future is not looking bright. As dusk descends we're all feeling mean, The enemy's coming tonight!
29. AFSOUTH wrote:
 This is just another part of my art and my past! I believe that our art is ment to be a power portal!
30. erif wrote:
 i luv ur poetry AFSOUTH.You are really very talented...And i loved the way u ve put ur heart out in the poems.BEAUTIFULLLL... work keep it up.
31. Normal wrote:
 I didn't get the picture when I saw it, so I'm glad I read all your commentary & poetry. NC yesterday held a much-belated thank-you for 'Nam vets. You are the generation just after mine (Korea) and in our hearts. NOW I SEE YOU. And your pic.
32. Angela wrote:
 Thank you for sharing this.
33. rosy wrote:
 i think its cool
34. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Please see My Poem's and a SONY CLASSICAL in the Forum!
35. Hazer wrote:
 Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us,AF. This is what makes TD so special! :)
36. bluemoon wrote:
 great poem and pic (& PB too)
37. gair wrote:
 Powerful stuff!!!
38. Hazer wrote:
 Thanks for your comments on my pics AF. Happy Easter to you too. I just read an email about Ed Freeman and his bravery in VN. Did you know him?
39. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Hi Hazer! I posted my responce to your question in the Forum under my poem's. I think you will see Y.
40. Login wrote:
 I looked closer because I didn't understand the title. How glad am I that curiosity drew me in ... now I understand the drawing, but the title ... is it tinned carrots?
41. Login wrote:
 Anyway, thank you for sharing this story with us; thank you for your poetry and thank you for being here. Experiences and memories (good or bad) are part of our lives and our character. You won't ever forget and why should you. I'd rather read history wri
42. Login wrote:
 ... written by someone who experienced it, than from a secondhand account.
43. Hazer wrote:
 AF I posted something for you in the forum under "Boots and Salutes". :)


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