A flicker--a flash of light in the bush
The point man was quick--
everybody ! hush !


Lock and load
Click ! Click ! Click !
A sound in my memory
That still makes me
Sick ! Sick ! Sick !
A cracklin' in the trees
And a sudden flash !
Charlie's on the move
And he's one fast ass!
A flicker--
His movements so swift
The point man was quick
everybody ! hush!


That quick lil' sucker
Is out in the bush
Gotta get a fix
On just where I am
I'm back in the world
That was Viet Nam


A sudden fear
A sudden pain
Still haunt me
Manifesting, when planes fly over me
That I can't see
A car backfires
And I hit the ground
Reminder of an incoming round


A flicker!!!
A flashing in the night


Ain't no point man?
"Hush, hush...everybody! goodnight....."
COPYRIGHT 2004 BY WIL LIAM R. I. "EASY" SMITH