We Lost the War

Anonymous Veteran

We were true believers
And we fought gallantly

And we lost the War.

We went into battle
With corruption all around us

And we lost the War.

We didn’t see the people
We didn’t hear their cries.

And we lost the War.

We were told lies again and again
With body counts and success

And we lost the War.

Your best friend is killed
The anger metastasizes

And we lost the War.

You hate the Vietnamese
You call them gooks and fish heads

And we lost the War.

We lost our young men
And we lost ourselves

And the War never ended.

We came home
And we weren’t welcomed

And the War never ended.

Can we ever come home?
I can’t as long as Wars go on!

And the War never ended.

Do you hear, do you see
Me crying? 

And Wars never end.