Tom “Streak” Nerney

D & E Companies 1968 – 1969
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this is a remembrance
of young men sent to war
falling down hills
bleeding into dusty dust-offs
wading streams and rivers
laughing at
laughing at whatever
why don’t they pick us up
this is a poem
of men of middle age back from war
looking at hills
looking skyward for the dusty dust-offs
wondering why
wondering why
why don’t
why don’t
they don’t pick us up
this is a psalm of men
dying
time
self
memories
and
we hear the beat of dust-offs
distant
louder
close
dust
and they pick up
us