Chicano Poet

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hamburger Hill For Kids

She thought
Hamburger Hill was funny

and that the Viet Nam War
was where her friend Faye's grandparents

came from
the past

was a ruby favor
we did for Chinese hordes

long ago
kids her age

galloped in
the hallways

you couldn't
rake them up

teacher said so

the Battle of the Bulge
was something her soldier mother fought

at bedtime she knelt
in her Lalaloopsy pajamas

and prayed for everything
including war


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