Good Morning Vietnam 

Good Morning Vietnam 

you came from the country
of
freedom
and democracy.

“good morning Viet Nam”
it sound odd from Americans’ mouths
but, you said it right;
as, you were
at
the wrong time
and the wrong place.

you landed on the Red Beach in Da Nang
on March, eight, two-thousand sixty five.
you found yourselves on a strangers’ land
of
heat,
humidity,
soggy rain,
blazing sun,
flies and bugs…

good morning Vietnam
you said
it
right.
unfortunately, it was deadly misguided.
you were thrown into a labyrinth of propaganda
which made
you
believe
you were fighting to serve your nation.

this war was but a chess game
which
served
huge benefits
of the élites’ from the both sides
those top communists in Red Russia and Red China
and fat bankers and capitalists in the West, especially in USA.

good morning Vietnam.
you said it right.
it was a nightmare of life
and a hell of war
for
ordinary people
like you – the Yankees
and us– the locals born in Vietnam.

we had no choice
but
took
the shit of it.
our blood was spilled;
our flesh was rotten;
our bones were crushed;
our corpses were decayed.

goodbye Vietnam
it was the only time
you said
it
right
we were all sore losers.
only big winners were powerful elites from both the left and the right .

in memory of those Americans and Vietnamese
who
lost their lives
in that nonsense war,
we licked our wounds and
kept our heads
down
in silence.

LEST WE FORGET.

09-11-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

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