Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Life in opposition

Like other paths that I have found Not easy to see when they come around  A normal life was never mine Was traded for a new design

I looked and didn't see the reason You'd think that I committed treason The road I took was marked taboo And I've never missed the social glue Jim Hale August 31 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bunnies vs Air Force

Bunnies in the bush
Bunnies in the jungle
They took away our teeth
Upper echelon bungle

They took away our lights
That shone out on the wire
We hoped for the best
When we came under fire

But we kept our mortars
Which was a real good thing
We were bunnies in the woods
Hope your listening

Don't put bunnies in the jungle
And leave us out there
Unless you're busy in Saigon
Or you just didn't care

Jim Hale
August 26 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Foreign Medals

Campaign medal and Gallantry Cross
Reminders of the war we lost
A memory kept in a dusty drawer
From a made up country and a long ago war

Jim Hale
August 21 2011