General Poetry posted February 1, 2021

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Khe Sahn, Vietnam 1968

by victor 66

explode closer.
And the closer they come
the more my hands, my body shake.
Grandma used to say, “Everybody gets
their ticket punched” … is this my day?
Nineteen, not yet twenty,
and so many

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Writing Prompt
A rictameter has 9 lines with a syllable count of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, with the last lines word/s identical to the first. Rhyming is not needed.

February 29th, 1968 - For 77 days, the North pounded on the Khe Sahn Combat Base hoping to repeat their victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu. The NVA tried everything to break the U.S. resolve. Eventually, the U.S. Marines used creative tactics to break the siege and repel the N.V.A."
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