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The Ugly American
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
  Russ Vaughns Latest Poem.
I have such great respect for the vetereans that served before me. Especially the guys that served in Vietnam. When I was younger, these guys were SO disrespected when they came home it was a crime! I was fortunate enough to be to young to serve in that war, but like Russ says here, we surely won the last battle! Great job Russ! Keep 'em coming.


The Last Battle of Vietnam

It never occurred to me, ever before,
That our Navy would win the Vietnam War.
When they took to their boats in this year of elections,
With the mission of making some major corrections
I shared their belief, John should not be elected,
And their view overdue, truth should be resurrected.
Yet I questioned the course they’d set themselves for,
Knowing how John was loved by the media whore.

Ignored and dismissed by the media queens
Being shrewd, savvy sailors they still found the means
To reach out to the people, to open their eyes
To a phony John Kerry and his war story lies.
With their very first ad, they torpedoed his boat,
A Cambodian Christmas would no longer float.
His heroics unraveled, his stories fell flat,
Especially that one ‘bout his magical hat.

John called on his lawyers and media whores,
And threatened the Swiftees with vile legal wars.
But these warriors kept charging back into the fire,
And made the folks wonder, “Is Kerry a Liar?”
Till the question of whether he’s telling the truth
Was still in their minds in the election day booth.
So the brave Swiftees gave us what we’d not had before,
They gave us our victory in the Vietnam War.

Those brave, stalwart sailors, falsely labeled as liars,
Stood firm and stood tall, kept directing their fires,
Steadfast, unrelenting, they served once again,
And defeated John Kerry, these honorable men.
All Vets can take pride, yes all, not just some,
That we won the last battle of Vietnam.
It took far too long to bring an end to our war
But we did, November Second, Two Thousand Four.

To our Brothers, forever on that long black Wall,
You’ve been vindicated now, one and all.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66
 
Comments:
I know it's a little late in the game, but I finally decided to take a full tour of your site, and all I can say is, you pick your fights. Think ahead, and ask yourself, what is the payoff for a petty fight, and what is the real root of it. You live by example. I'd hate to think I had a petty fight with my kid, and something horrible happened, and that's the last memory. Fighting is healthy, if done fair. If that's how we communicate, then so be it. But when the day is done, was that "Petty" fight worth the aggrivation. Anger is really pain.
 
Hi Blogger, I recently started a new blog called Ugly Blog so I've been searching around for ugliest related blogs to check out and possibly trade links with. I found this entry (Russ Vaughns Latest Poem.) in my search so I thought I'd drop a line to let you know. Anyway nice blog and have a good day!
 
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