BILLY, ME AND KOREA
In the grand scheme of things,
Two Kentucky Boy’s should have nothing to do with Korea,
Which is true,
But we do.
You got a trip over there on a ship,
While I can’t get enough of the Turtle ships,
Speaking Korean could have saved your life
While I want to learn it for no real reason.
You heard the firing of shells, guns, and screams
While I get to listen to the Wonder Girls, Psy, 4mintue.
You saw the blood and guts of war,
While I get to watch their films and shows.
The Ugliness of hell was there then
While I get to see the beauty.
Peace was something that you never saw,
But it’s stable now.
It’s a different place now than when you knew it.
I know more of Korea than I do of you.
If I make it over there,
I’m going to ponder if you stood here.
Your death and the end of the fighting
Was forty years before I was born.
Now, I’m your age.
Our lives are very different.
I drop by to say hi,
Everyone once in a while.
One day soon, I will be able to walk with you,
And then we shall discuss, Korea.
Huck Fenn is an amateur writer/photographer. He can be found at Huckfenn13 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, at WordPress.