Thursday, May 18, 2017

Old Johnny

Balding gray haired and wrinkled face he is showing his years
Old Johnny for his past he does not have any tears
A Vietnam war veteran growing old without children a partner or wife
He often does say that war has ruined his life
Though this is going back some five decades in time
He was in Vietnam in his physical prime
To have been a soldier he now does regret
And his experiences in war he would rather forget
He sold his war medals for to buy beer
He does enjoy the barroom banter and cheer
Not proud of his war record of him one can say
Old Johnny he has known of a better day
On Saturday night in the pub's hour of song
He is always happy in the sing along.

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