I CAME HOME

I Came Home ALONE
By Myself
Alone

No Fanfare
No Parades
No Music Playing

A Cold Rainy Morning In Seattle
Kissing The Ground
Scared
Only My Idle Thoughts To Comfort Me
Thoughts Of The Men Still There Who Won't Come Home
The Friends That I Left Behind
Thinking
Man I Wish I Had A Joint
Will My Mother And Sister Recognize This Unsmiling Face?

I Have Heard All Of The Stories
Take Off Your Uniform When You Get Home
There Is A Different War Going On In The States
A War That You Cannot Win
People Will Say That You Are A Baby Killer
And They Might Spit On You
Some Will Respect You
Most Will Hate You

But I Did What I Had To Do
No Canada For Me
I Served My Country
Even With What I Know Today
I Would Do It Again

Strange
A Last I Am Home
Still I Feel No Peace Within Me
A Cold Rain Is Falling
It Feels Good To Me
It Helps Hide The Tears
I Am A Man
I Am Not Supposed To Cry

The Nightmare Dreams Have Already Started
I Feel Cold Inside
I Don't Want To Go Home
I Want To Hide

After A Year
How Do You Turn It Off?
Where Is The Support?
After A Year Of Death
Fear
And Tension
I Am Brought Home
And Dumped Back Into An Unforgiving Society

No Debreifing
Still In Hyper Mode
Suicide Still Runs Through My Mind
My Body Is Home
Yet My Soul Is Still In SouthEast Asia

Yes
My Tour Of Duty In VietNam Is Over
But My Tour Of Duty Is Starting At Home
Another War Has Started At Home
Another Battle
Never To End

I Came Home

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