My First English Words

 

Purple heart, green grass, black granite, American alphabets

Abstractness, your unforgettable mission of Peace

Parachutes, helicopters, the sound of the fleeting war jets

Airstrips of Hue, Da Nang, Sai Gon

Somber Sundays, the jungles' sunsets

Allegiance to human Freedom

Nectar of midnight flowers filled the strange forests...

Linh Duy Vo
(The Boy in the Poem)
Father's Day 1998

 

 

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