"He Ain't Heavy"

"He Ain't Heavy"

A Poem by Leo French
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Moments serving in the Vietnam struggle which included American soldiers.

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[ A Tribute To The Song Group "The Hollies" ]

Good or bad, right or wrong you're here to face Viet Cong.
Ever stood by an oven door and that heat caming pouring out?
Welcome To Vietnam and find out what we're about.
It's good you like weapons cause 2nd Admentment is everyday.

You get to know solders all over the USA traveling along the way.
Have you felt stress-No I mean stress everyday?
Did you just hear somneone chamber a round, it has a distinct sound.
The villagers you've worked next to all day, now watching you through
The Bob-wires perimeter  now watching you so now what you've got to say?

The word came down be at your post it's gonna get serious no joke.
It sounded like a whistle I couldn't see, that Bullitt will get your attention believe me.
Faced with fear tall are short they stepped up to fighting it has to be.
If one goes down that anyone can see that's when they're Not Heavy to you are me.

© 2021 Leo French


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Added on March 3, 2021
Last Updated on March 3, 2021
Tags: Vietnam, Vets, Soldiers, Conflict, Combat, Foreign, Struggle

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Leo French
Leo French

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I was born and raised in the Mid-West of USA. Served in United States Army (veteran). Resided in California a number of years. Hobbies: photography, amature computer programming. Published a book .. more..

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