In 1988 I was voted in as the Newsletter Editor of local chapter Vietnam Veterans Of America chapter 330 in Ft. Worth, Texas. I was challenged with the thought of naming our newsletter and I wanted something which would be meaningful. I came up with the name "The Candlelight" as a beacon light for our POW/MIA's to find their way home. It seemd appropriate to write a poem for them. I ended up with about 48 poems. Here are two of them. The Awesome Sound The awesome sound as it hit the floor came from my eyes that cried Screaming loudly they went on their way tears for our brothers who died Sure our brothers are remembered as we make our way today We're home now with our loved ones In the good ole US of A That awesome sound is not new to me or the other vets that I am with That is a true told story It's damn sure not a myth Now as I kneel upon my knee listening to those screaming tears I know they're for missing comrades the ones gone for many years. Former Prisoner I talked to a former prisoner who today is alive and well He told me about the 4 plus years when life was a living hell He escaped one night from a little cage through the jungles he then ran He had no sense of direction But he damn sure had a plan An American unit he finally found after days of being alone And soon he was on the silver bird on his freedom flight back home Just down the steps he kissed the ground for it was in the US of A and after all those many painful years he will never forget that day This is a very short story of a man who saw the light And he hopes and prays for our MIA's for them to see our Candlelight If you have enjoyed these poems I will add more later.