I stand in the darkness
Outstretched arms seeking a name
Of one person who served a cause
Proud in service.
Each believed in the mighty nation
Pressed into liberation of people oppressed
Under a threat of ominous winds along the Ho Chi Mihn.
A boy my son’s age; he knows a lot, so he thinks.
This truth learned before death;
Warriors serve their masters even when they change their minds.
I’m looking for a relevant pawn in an irrelevant war.