Old Men Talk
Copyright© Mike Terpstra
Old men talk of their war
Viet Nam, Viet Nam, Viet Cong.
Anger, misunderstanding and spittle
Napalming, explosions and clanging
Boiling, steaming, and hissing
Old men talk of their war,
|About the author: Mike Terpstra
I am Michael G. Terpstra a sometimes poet. I am a Viet Nam veteran (1969 to 1970). This poem was written for Brooke, my son, as he demonstrated at Mather AFB in Sacramento California (USA). On April 1, 1985, he participated in the Sacramento for Peace rally that demanded the removal of nuclear weaponry. Now I am a grandfather dedicated to finding ways to encourage international peace.