The War That Never Ends

they say it lasted a long long time
but for the grunt it has no end
the grunt will always see
the fighting in his head
the pain will stop and start again
it might be anything that brings it back
the ever present horror of that war
our country said go
and fight but didn't care
so many hurt but so few cared
about the war that never ends

Gary McDonough, Grunt
4th Infrantry Co B 1/35
Nov 67 to Oct 68

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