War - by Diane Carlson Evans
I dont go off to war, so they say,
Im a woman.
Who then has worn my boots?
And whose memories are these,
of youths suffering?
Im a woman and Ive tasted mans war.
And he knows that I love in no greater way
than to share in his life or his death.
What are the rules?
Man or woman,
we are prey to suffer and survive together.
Please dont forget me.
Ive been through wars hell and if only you will listen,
Ive a story of those chosen to sacrifice for us all.
©1983, Diane Carlson Evans,
Chair & Founder, Vietnam Womens Memorial Project, Inc.