Friday, January 22, 2010

Tribute to War Dogs "Vietnam Picture Tour" Poem by Gary Jacobson

Please send this to all Nam vets, dog handlers,
and others who need to know!

War Dogs

by Gary Jacobson © 2010

War dogs are mighty dogs

To Vietcong pariah dogs

Sent to hunt men in rotting jungle overgrown

To ferret out unseen killers by hatred sown

These powerful combat beasts canine

With ultra-keen sensitivity sublime.

War dogs ply the dark tangled wood of Vietnam

Weapons of superior detection for their man

Knifing through fevered jungle serpentine

Rooting out shadowed enemies clandestine

Bearing enhanced senses with stealth and cunning

Bearing innate acuity of smell, sight and hearing.

Riding the whirlwind and directing the storm

War dogs live to the mission of their master sworn

To expose vile enemy snipers lying in ambush

Hiding in wait-a-minute brittlebush

Plumbing inky dark for dusky intruders

Sneaky 'n slithery as two-step adders.

War dogs seek in wars motley-hot combat fray

Angry men avowed to ruin the whole day

Ever alert to scent bearing avarice

Their duty to hound Viet Cong assiduously

To harry persistently

To probe the Vietcong den consistently.

War dogs patrol with uncanny obedience

Bearing innate primal patience

To root out the nefarious enemy in tunnels

Responding to voice and body signals

To detect deadly wicked mines and booby traps

That vaporize men's souls in war-game craps.

War dog's stand vigilant guard…

Living only to serve well and diehard

Time and time again save GI asses

From sure death lurking in tall elephant grasses

Searching for hidden weapon and enemy masses

Sniffing out food and medical caches.

War dog's persistently dogged

Possess a willingness to serve undaunted

To their handlers dedicated

Their attitude loyalty personified

Willingly go into dark of jungle not easily penetrated

Brave knotted entanglements not easily crossed.

War Dog's Semper Fi…

Will never say die ~ Never stop to ask why.

Ever enduring, to trainer's with love endearing

Persistently persevering. Tenaciously unflinching.

Man's best friend…

Who will for him the very darkness rend.

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