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Eternal Hopecountry as flag
They say Hope springs eternal
Borne in showmanship is an essence that will never die
With soldiers that saw Hope bonded forever fraternal
Sing "Thanks for the memories" that on my mind's eye lie.

Bob Hope, with deprecating humor
Took a warriors mind off the furor
For a little while, he helped us forget
Horrors of killing Vietnam jungles beget.

Bob Hope brought a little bit of home, home to us
A favorite uncle, apple pie, song and dance, the girl next door
Fearlessly, his star-studded show went into deepest jungle, no fuss
In grieving hearts, his spirit of Hope will ever adore.

They say Hope springs eternal
I surely hope it's true
With unassuming glory, his story international
Gone Celestial, will see the heavens roll in laughter too
By Gary Jacobson
Copyright 2003
Listed July 10, 2010

About Author... In 1966-67, Gary Jacobson served with B Co 2nd/7th 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam as a combat infantryman and is the recipient of the Purple Heart.

Gary, who resides in Idaho writes stories he hopes are never forgotten, perhaps compelled by a Vietnamese legend that says, "All poets are full of silver threads that rise inside them as the moon grows large." So Gary says he writes because "It is that these silver threads are words poking at me � I must let them out. I must! I write for my brothers who cannot bear to talk of what they've seen and to educate those who haven't the foggiest idea about the effect that the horrors of war have on boys-next-door."

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