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Agent Orange

Marsha Burks Megehee

Must the soldier fight for life again?
The slow dying of the last firefight
Invisible enemies- battle cries within
Agent Orange in the killing fields of night

Must the soldier fight another war?
DVA hoping time and death can ride
Dioxin's Trojan Horse and ignore
The legacy of long spent herbicide

Must the soldier die an inner death?
As loved ones linger in the battle lines
The guilt he feels with his dying breath
Each day questions, :"Is this another sign?"

"Would it have been better, had I died
That quick, sure death in Vietnam?
I'm a soldier, though many nights I cried.
My Country doesn't give a damn!"

Marsha Burks Megehee 1998




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