What Have I Done
I am here between the then and the now
The little man in the bush wants to kill me
The little man on campus calls me baby-killer
My only brothers are dug-in next to me
What have I done so wrong for so many to despise me
Am I wrong for loving my country?
Am I wrong for giving my life so that others won't have to?
Am I wrong for watching my comrades die in pools of mud and blood,
so that I may feel the spit of ignorance when I return home?
Am I so naive that my beliefs are upside down?
The rage wells within me. When so many, so far from here,
I fight for them, but moreover, I fight for those who know why I'm here.
1LT. Gary Conway, IGR-TC, TAC-OFCR