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Poetry For Mother Vietnam
Thơ Cho Mẹ Việt Nam

Don’t Put Me in a Nursing Home

Don’t Put Me in a Nursing Home Don’t Put Me in a Nursing Home Don’t put me in a nursing home A home that chills me to the bone For people there…are just buying time Hanging on life until they all die. I don’t want to be in a nursing home A dreadful place for

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Yearning For A Homecoming

Yearning For A Homecoming Yearning For a Homecoming Forty years away from home — A distant faraway land. Clouds from Vietnam arrived, Calling me to come home To the place I was born. Our old house is still there, Waiting for me to come home. My parents have returned to the clouds And I’m still

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Ước Mơ Cuối Đời

Ước Mơ Cuối Đời Ước Mơ Cuối Đời Bốn mươi năm xa nhà Một phương trời thật xa Mây Việt Nam bay qua Kêu ta trở về nhà Nơi mà ta sinh ra. Ngôi nhà vẫn còn đấy Như trông chờ ta đây Cha mẹ đã theo mây Còn ta ở bên này Chỉ biết

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2019 Memorial Day

Beds, Pillows, and Sheets

Beds, Pillows & Sheets Beds, Pillows, and Sheets We are Nursing Home beds, pillows, and sheets, We are plain and simple, but we comfort those in need. We support them, spend time with them days and nights. Listening to every whisper; catching each tear when they cry. We become best friends when they move into

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I Was in Nam

I Was in Nam I was in Nam. America! You shipped me to Nam Right after I finished boot camp You ordered me to say bye To the girl I really liked. Telling her the hardest goodbye While she’s due at any time Going to Nam will wreck our lives How am I gonna survive?

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The Tale of Mother Vietnam

The Tale of Mother Vietnam The Tale of Mother Vietnam I had 100 children born from the legend “Rồng Tiên”. After 4,000 years of upheaval with frequent blood and fire, I survived with ninety-six million children of mine. Millions of them have left me with a guilt they couldn’t hide. When I was a young

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