Damn You, Agent Orange!
- I've been missing Col and Alan, their conversations and sharing of thoughts. I found out Alan passed on in July of this year. I have spoken to one of his dear friends who had visited him prior to his passing. Cancer got the best of him, as well as with Colin. I feel angry too, but I know I cannot change what had happened. Here is a poem I composed, trying to understand what I am feeling...melanieDamn You, Agent Orange!Have you seen the secret Agent?His name is quite colorful, yetThe damaging trail it leavesSeeping into ground and bodiesPungent odors interminglingWhile poisonous vapors arisingChoking folk on both sidesCreating havoc within their hidesWhat was its purpose, really?To smoke out the Vietnam enemy?The insidious effects of that warContinues to live with the WarriorDeformities and malformationPassing onto the next generationWhile the exposure it createdCancers and disease within my friend!Damn you exterminating device!Damn you, governmental malice!When will you take the responsibilityFor all the Soldiers death or disability?©Copyright 27 November 2012MahTame"The earth has music for those who listen"William ShakespeareKiowa