Agent Orange in Vietnam
I lost my friend today I canít believe itís true,
Or did I really lose him when Vietnam was through.
It has been so many years,
That I watched him board that plane,
Never knowing why back then
That it would never be the same.
The government lied to us,
As they have to all mankind
And sprayed that dirty stuff around
To kill foliage on the ground.
The thing they didnít tell us
Is how it would affect
The heroes that came home from there
And how it would react.
Many many years later
We face this dirty demon,
That lay dormant in the body
Till the illnesses come a-screaming.
It is not right, it is unfair
To have their lives cut short, because of Agent Orange they sprayed
And covered the reports.
Now itís time to take our stand,
Make other people aware
It isnít that we lost them today,
We lost them over there.
It is a terrible thing
That our Heroís had to go through
The fighting in a foreign land
To keep it away from me and you.
Just remember as you read this,
They stole my love from me,
Because of Agent Orange they sprayed
To kill those lousy trees.
I lost my best friend today, I canít believe itís true,
Or did I really loose him when Vietnam was through
Linda Berry 6/10/03