A poem about Vietnam dedicated to all the soldiers who died there.
Why Did You Have To Go:
Why did you have to go,
You were so young,
You didn't want to fight
But you didn't have another choice.
So you went and
You held your head high.
You wrote home a lot
And every time I cried.
I missed you and prayed
That you would come home safe
But my prayers must not have been answered
The right way,
Because now I stand here
By this shiny black wall
Searching for your name
In the midst of them all.
In this moment,
The tears are worse than ever
Because as I touch your name
The memories coming flooding in,
All the dreams that we had
The moments ahead that we'll never get back.
You told me I shouldn't love you when you left for war.
You'll only get hurt, you had said.
But I'm happy I loved you and I know I always will
Because even though you're gone
You're still here in my heart, forever.
Vietnam took the life from you but they can never take
My love for you.