I Never Felt

by Patrick Camunes
© Copyright 1999

 

I never felt ...

The training and the

Torture I went through ...

Went with the torture that others suffered

And the pain and death I was taught to inflict.



I never felt ...

I could take a life ...

until a 15 year old VC girl crossed my path.

BLOW IT!... BLOW IT!... The orders came down,

The AMBUSH ... You MUST BLOW It!



I never felt ...

The taking of a life

And the spilling of blood

Would be what was expected of me ...

... But it was my duty to accomplish the "task."



I never felt ...

That what I was taught to do

Would cause so much anguish to my soul ...

And the taking of this single LIFE

Would be a torture and a nightmare ...

For the rest of my life!



I never felt ...


                           ... innocent


... or clean



... nor anything at all ...



'cept



fiend.




May God Bless her soul for her beliefs ...
And forgive us both for what we believed at the time,
And may God Bless us all ... in the aftermath!


APVNV Pat (Beanie) Camunes
D/4/31 196 Lt Inf Bde
TayNinh/ TamKy /1966-1967

 
 
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