Burial Bills for the Viet Nam War

Far more Vietnamese than Americans
Were killed in the Viet Nam War –
The Americans had spent far more
Money to kill the Vietnamese –
Than the Vietnamese
Had spent to kill the Americans

But the Americans –
Ironically – also spent far more
Money to remember
Their deads from that War –
All because of Ceremony’s sake –
You see – the Vietnamese only had dirt and tears
With which to bury their deads all those years –
And neither costed much to make

09.27.95 – 10.02.95



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.



Notes to this poem…

To be annotated by the end of 2008 at latest.

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