A Minnesota PBS Initiative
Spotlight on Poetry
The Minnesota Remembers Vietnam community is rich with poets of all backgrounds, from veterans to refugees to middle school children. Below are just a few of our favorite poetry submissions.
You see, sir, he’s not dead, not blind. Somewhere in that fearsome jungle he lost his peace of mind.
How foolish of me to believe that a handful of seconds could ever do justice to every cup, to every quart…
For grunts out in the wild boonies, engaged in life or death assault, the sound of choppers brought relief.
The old, rich, distracted men sold my body. Luck, fate, or whatever gave it back. So here I am…
The house is a permanent home... the windows are draped in black & the tenants are never coming back.
Story Themes: Art, Art Roy, Bao Phi, Charles Schwiderski, Diane O'Shaugnessy, James Olson, Jim Olson, Ka Vang, Kevin Yang, Look, Michael Parenteau, MN Original, Music, Poetry, Refugee, Spoken Word, Steph Glaser, Stories on a Theme, The Vietnam Memorial, The Vietnam Wall, Tim Connelly, Twin Cities PBS