|Mr. President, Mr. Johnson, Sir|
|Forgive me, Mr. Johnson, please,|
but you ought just to wait
and listen to me,
so you get can this straight
Listen, Mr. Johnson, sir
I ain't fightin' this here war
for what you may think is the chosen chore
That's not why I'm here on a foreign shore
I am fightin' for this good friend, here by my side
Why, only yesterday, him and me almost died
�Twas saved only by our buddies in the back lines
Thank God, they was watching out for our behinds
I am fightin' too
for that boy that's up there on point
Just last night we had us a brew
and we shared us a friendly joint
Forgive me, Mr. Johnson, please,
but I'm not fightin' this war for you
I'm fightin' it for my buddies, them
... and the good old red, white, and blue
By Faye Sizemore
Listed October 19, 2011
About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.
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