†††† Dreams of the Night.

 

Dreams that come to me during the night no longer cause me to cry out during the night.

 

Dreams that come to me during the night no longer cause me to reach out for lost friends.

 

Dreams that come to me during the night no longer wake me with cold sweats like they did before.

 

For I have found peace with my dreams and with myself for I am not to blame for a war so very long ago.

 

Nor am I to blame for the deaths of my friends because I came home to loved oneís.

 

Nor am I to blame for the tears of families for lost sonís who never came home.

 

Dreams that come to me during the night now are dreams of good times with lost friends.

 

I see their smiles and hear their laughter as we play ball or drink to one another.

 

For I know one day we will all be together again laughing and playing like the last time we did.

 

4/25/00 by Guy L. Jones, Vietnam Vet 68-69