Today I Cried


I went to the wall
today and I cried

I cried for the living
and I cried for those who died

I cried for myself
because I came home

Someday I will join
them and not be alone

I cried for the dreams
that will never unfold

For the love unspoken
that will never be told

I cried for my daughter
and my wife at my side

For the horror and
anguish covered by pride

I cried for a nation
so absorbed in its sin

It could turn its back
on its finest young men

I cried for my brothers
who still live in hell

With no one to turn to
their stories to tell

I went to the Wall
today and cried


by Larry Richards
A & B Co. 3rd Recon

1966 - 1968