WHAT KIND OF WAR?
by Larry Rottman
Ask what kind of war it is
where you can be pinned down
all day in a muddy rice paddy
while your buddies are being shot
and a close-support Phantom jet
who has been napalming the enemy
wraps itself around a tree and explodes
and you cheer inside?
Winning Hearts and Minds:
War Poems by Vietnam Veterans(Brooklyn, NY, 1972)